This was a game I was excited to get my hands on. It looked like it had a lot of promise. That's until I started playing. The graphics can shine, or just be pretty bland at best. It's as if they put effort into some areas but rushed through other parts (and it's noticeable). The game play is can be pretty slow at times and often, and it really doesn't require that much thinking. I would compare the play style to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but slower and less polished. I really found the characters to be bland and forgettable for the most part. Even a lot of the side quests just really seemed like they could have been left out. Pretty quickly the game becomes repetitive and simple. The same actions take to take down enemies quickly and easily becomes boring and I found I quickly got bored trying to chug through the game.
It's worth the rent if there's nothing better on your list. You may enjoy the stealth games more than I do.
Actually rented this without knowing much about it and didn't expect it to pretty much have a cartoonish look to the characters with big chests and hands. In terms of storyline, at one point it seems like the game is wrapping up without much of a twist or turn of some sort... and then there is one. Really still not that great of a storyline but it is satisfying in the end. The different powers you purchase with runes really help out, like seeing through walls, in order to sneak up on people. Really isn't much to do at all besides accomplish the main storyline and optional goals. All in all a solid game but glad I rented it because it's a one-off play-through for me. Doesn't have much replay value.
Yeah the graphics may not be as good as the games you see now a days, but with the story, awesome abilities, art, and stealth, it makes up for it 10 fold. Two different endings, may ways to get through certain obstacles, the choice to be a good vengeful assassin or a bad one makes the game even better and makes you want to play again to get the alternative ending. ENJOY!