Posted: November 23
Mark of the Ninja is a thoroughly enjoyable sidescrolling stealth platformer that left me surprisingly saddened at it's completion. Mechanically the game is sound and plays well with the XBOX controller it was designed for. The music and visuals create a dark atmosphere that suits the work of the Ninja and I particularly enjoyed the crack of thunder, flash of lightning and constant patter of rain while infiltrating Karajan's fortress.
With all the above working to highlight the storyline, there are also plenty of options that allow a player to customize their individual playstyle. Whether you choose the Path of Silence, Path of Nightmares or any of the other half a dozen Paths available, you will enjoy the way each path's strengths change the experience of the gameplay and provide for replay value to this gem of a game.
And then there is the story of a Ninja Champion, chosen to take on the Mark to save his clan, at the risk of losing his sanity, life and honor. What will your Fate be? Buy this game and you won't be disappointed.