This game is all about patience and timing It has action but it comes in slow spurts. Few gamers will like this title because of it. It is purely a thief game not a combat game. If you get seen you are usually dead. He can't fight at all. The controls are difficult and take patience to learn. I understand where the negative commentors are coming from and almost gave up on it myself. If you have patience and get over the learning curve. It is a fun game.