Average User Score: 7.3Dec 3, 2013Let's get to the point right away. The most important thing Mark of the Ninja gets right, is that stealth is actually FUN in this game. Not unfair, not frustrating. Just fun.
Using your equipment in creative ways, and successfully executing your plans to take out multiple enemies has rarely been this satisfying. And it has to be, of course, since you're basically helpless against enemy firepower. This is not an beat em' up, by any means.
Controls are tight, game mechanics are easy to adopt, and the feeling of "one more time!" is almost always there if you happen to screw up (and you will). Checkpoints are plentiful enough too, which also makes testing all kinds of approaches much more enjoyable. The game also makes a good job of telling you what you did right or wrong, visual indicators are easy to understand, and they become your best friend in Mark of the Ninja.
Speaking of the visuals; this game is absolutely b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l to look at. It has a distinct personality of its own. Cut scenes reminded me a bit of Samurai Jack. The music is also good, creating atmosphere and excitement when it needs to.
Tl;dr: this is a game that every stealth-loving Xbox-gamer should definitely own.… Expand