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So I've picked up the new Hitman Trilogy set for the ps2. I hear this is supposed to be awesome, and everything I read about how to play screams awesome... but I'm drowning in frustration! Gamefaqs doesn't help, they'll tell you what needs to get done, but nothing about the how. I need your help. There must be thousands of hours of hitmanning amongst you.
So tell me. How does one not suck at Hitman?
So far I can see things I need to do, but I just can't get agent 47 to do them. Say for example I need to knock out a civilian and steal his clothes. I'm standing next to him and he's not alarmed. Why can't 47 just, I don't know, knock the guy the fuck out? As far as I can tell I have no melee attack unless I'm holding a gun already. But if I pull my gun the civie will freak out. And even if I can sneak up on him (ie. he's not moving at all) there's only a 50/50 chance that pressing the button will hit him instead of shooting him. There's anesthetic but it only knocks the guy out for as long as it takes him to fall down. Gamefaqs says to up the dosage, but how do I do that? The few times I've knocked someone unconscious I can't steal his clothes. Do I have to kill him to take his clothes?
Also, in the second mission (Hitman 2) I have to get past a whole bunch of guards carrying a sniper rifle. The sniper rifle always gives me away, but I need it complete the mission. So what do I do with it?
And what kind of places are good to hide bodies? The guards keep finding them and there doesn't seem to be a "jam it in the credenza" option.
All this and anything else you'd like to discuss about the Hitman series would be welcome.