Posted: December 28
A hardcore Splinter Cell fan, such as myself, will
love this. Reminding alot from it, but set in a
Medieval or Victorian-like age with both electricity,
magic and beasts.
It's mission based but also played in open world.
You are playing in a city divided into areas where
you can freely walk in between them as you progress
the main story. You will find sidequests by doing
your own exploring. All parts of town have their
stores where you can either buy equipment or sell
The music blends in with where you are and what
you're doing, well enough that you don't think
about it that much, just the way it should be
made for a stealth game to not steal your focus.
Sound and Voices:
There are really funny voices and conversations held
between people. This works excellent to fill the
time you sometimes have to wait, before making your
move. The monsters voices are equally as good but
instead made frightening. Some monsters have
very heavy footsteps along with it, to make them
even more scary, while you are standing close pushed
up in a dark corner.
Alot of shadows, since it's always night time.
The monsters appearance are better than in most horror
games out there.
If you come from the Splinter Cell franchise, you will
adapt to these controls in no time, it uses quite the
same basic moves with both more and less from it.
The game gives you the option of switching between
first and third person viewing perspective, which is
a really useful feature in certain situations to make
The game starts off slowly, with you doing some regaular
thefts, before escelating into a much darker tale.
Set for you to collecting necessary artifacts, in order
to rid the evil. Along the road you will constantly have
to deal with various groups of people, some are more or
less friendly, depending on how you treat them.
Bug and drawback listing:
*Movement suffers alot from bugs and will be the main
factor in the game ruining your stealth.
The most problematic one being where you in mid air
will freeze in a hovering position, after having jumped
against an object to climb. The way to fix this is done
by drawing an arrow quickly, by just tapping it, so you
don't have to shoot it.
*You can easily get stuck if jumping and landing down
on narrow areas.
*Climbing up and walking on ledges is very clunky. You
will keep falling off, as you for unknown reason is
pushed out and prevented to pass by invisible barriers.
As soon as you start slipping from a ledge, you can't
save yourself, you are guaranteed to fall down.
*Crouch toggling has a bad registering.
*Candles may sometimes keep illuminating after being put
out and in rare cases even be unquenchable.
*The crosshair of the bow is not depicting the correct
x axis trajectory of it's arrow, you will have to aim
to the side of it instead.
*Objects and bodies on the ground can spasm out at random
if coming into contact with another object, this will
of course alert any nearby enemy and ruin your stealth.
*Certain none special loot on mission levels don't shine.
This makes a 100% loot run a living hell, forcing you
to check every single small object on the map to make
sure it's either loot or junk. Keep lifting and putting
down unneeded objects will ruin stealth.
*Some of the loot are unecessary hidden on top of book-
shelves high above your field of view, unless you jump.
Again, this is something that will ruin your stealth.
*Noise-maker arrows are not working that well.
The enemies are programmed to prioritize where the sound
emerged from, the source, so they will often instead run
where you sit rather than to where you shot the arrow.
This is because the noise starts as soon as the arrow
leaves your bow instead of triggering on impact.
Despite having its heavy movement bugs, I highly recommend
it as long as you're not too much of a perfectionist.
You will have to endure some frustration with it now
and then, but I think it's worth it to experience what
this game offers in fun and creepy level.