posted by moralitysense (MAYS LANDING, NJ) Oct 27, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
Overall, I was a bit skeptical about this game, but I heard good things. The game can be somewhat easy on the easiest difficult which is of course for beginning gamers or casuals. However, playing on the hardest difficulty gave a whole new dimension to its depth. The enemies were very observant, extremely powerful (meaning a gun shot or sword slash did damage you would expect in real life not a tank who can live through dozens of slashes).
I was very impressed by the different pathways and roles you could choose. Other games did incorporate the non-killer and killer decisions, but here it is more relevant. You could be the assassin you are blamed to be and kill freely or be the protector you are and have clean hands in your time of darkness. Either way, the role options with the achievements make it increasingly more challenging and fun. Sneaking around and not alerting anyone to your presence while completing your missions is the ultimate challenge whether you are killing the targets and people in your way or simply knocking them unconscious. The latter choice is the more complicated and time consuming choice, but it does lead to fun scenarios and nearly caught instances.
Overall, the game gives new life to the idea and meaning of assassin. Excellent game and while the story is the age-old betrayed, framed, and seeking justice scheme it is only the groundwork for the rich story that the developers created. An entertaining story that can be played twice over for different results. An excellent challenge for the avid gamers and thrill seekers.