Publicado: 16 de Noviembre
Mark of the Ninja is a side-scrolling 2D action game that can be played to varying degrees of stealth. As an xbox port, the game plays best with a controller, (it ought to be a requirement) so bear that in mind if you plan on purchasing it. That said, the game is completely worth the money as I can think of no other action game that does stealth so well.
The game itself is not so difficult; it can be completed rather quickly if one wishes. The real gem in this game lies in the replayability; challenges and achievements that are fun and set to just the right level of difficulty. Multiple "costumes" (altered game mechanics) and a wide variety of skills/tools allow for a range of playstyles.
Mechanics-wise, the Mark of the Ninja leaves nothing up to chance or question. Success is based on skill and everything about the environment is communicated to the player with visual cues. If the player character dies it is always the player's fault. No "bad rolls" or "cheese" here.
While not a story driven game, the story in Mark of the Ninja does have merit for reasons I cannot explain without spoiling it. Just suffice to say that the player will do well to pay attention to the graphics.
In short, I wholeheartedly recommend this game.