Přidáno: 27. ledna
"Mark of the Ninja" is an excellent game. Initially, I didn't want to buy it since I'm not really one for side-scrolling platformers. But, during the Steam Winter Sale, I caught it at $10.48 and bought it. I'm very pleased. Why am I so happy with it? Because the side-scrolling platforming is not all that obtrusive and the big driver in the game is stealth. As an added bonus, much of it (though not all) can be played without killing people. And, since it took me a total of 59 hours to finish the base game and get all the Achievements (42 hours to finish the first run through, plus another 17 hours to finish it in New Game Plus mode), the money I spent was well worth it. With the amount of gameplay you get out of the game, it's worth it even at the current list price of $14.99.
I do have some minor issues with the game. Most irritating is that the DLC's Achievements are lumped in with the base game's even if you don't own the DLC. So, even though I don't yet have the DLC, and have completed 100% of the base game's Achievements, Steam only shows a completion rate of 79%. The most serious issue is with the mechanism used for you to return to the levels you've completed. I (and many others) initially couldn't seem to return to my last level. It turns out that the obvious scrolling to what you think are the levels only takes you to what are actually *areas*. The specific levels are represented by the drawings of buildings at the top of those area screens. So, you scroll to the area and then click on the building (or level) you want.
As for quibbles, there are several places where the game saves a waypoint (or even finishes a level) without warning and, possibly, right as you do something you really didn't want to do. So, you can't go back and fix it without replaying the whole level. There are also a couple of places where you re-spawn to a place in the midst of some bad guys. Those are a bit difficult to escape. And, finally, there are some places you go through where you can't backtrack. That's a bit irritating if you've forgotten something and realize you can't get it unless you replay the whole level.
Still, I'm very pleased with "Mark of the Ninja," consider it an excellent game, and recommend it even at it's list price.