Mark of the Ninja Out Today
New 2D stealth game out today.
And you should buy it. Yes, you. Even if you don't like stealth games. Hell, I hate stealth games and I still loved it. It's just that good.
The idea is, you're a ninja. With a mark--like the title might suggest. No shit. But! You have it because you're special, see. And you need to stop some dudes who like technology and have lots of money that they spend stupidly. Really, the story isn't the point. The point is the gameplay, which sounds trite to say, but it's true. The game has movement that makes you feel like you're a ninja, for one. And you have lots of tricks and toys with which to get rid of your enemies...you just have to make sure that you aren't seen. It comes down to how you want to play. Me, i'm more of the remote killing type. Mines are for me.
And the art style is ace, too. There's a lot of black in it, which is kind of hard to look at sometimes, but eventually you get used to it. Kind of like your eyes get used to looking out into the darkness, which I think is appropriate in the game. Plus, it helps highlight all the light in the game--which is important to keep track of, if you want to stay in the shadows. Being a ninja and all.
Check out the trailer here:
It's out today on XBLA for 1,200 MSP. And if you're unsure, there's a demo for you to try out, too. Check it out!