Underated, judge 4 yourself and see
I found this most wonderful game at Gamestop allmost for free! I had heard of it before it came out. Allthough after its release I saw it was given poor reviews at best. So I just kind of forgot about it. Well I decided to pick it up two days ago. I must say I cant believe the ratings I had saw before. The game is well made stealth game!! I mean what kind of people are reviewing games today?? I think most reviewers are mutli player shooters working for some big online review company and assume all games MUST have multi player options or its an automatic fail. Or just some kid who only plays button smashers and cant stand to play a game a little slower. No head set to swear into equals no fun to them. the game moves slow and steady. If played on hard mode, you will be seen by the enemy and killed. You have to stay in the shadows and kill silently! 45 achievments for a 1000 points to boot.
If you like WW2 and stealth=Best WW2 Stealth game ever
I absolute loved Velvet Assassin while yes it can be very demanding, so I would recommend people that do not have patients not even to try this game. I thought however though that this was probably the most challenging video game I have encountered. Yes, it can be very difficult so I would warn those that are intending to buy this game that it is not for everyone. If you have patients and love WW2 history as I do then this is up your alley. This game is very comparable to splinter cell or hitman only the difference is Violette is not very suitable for combat action (hence the stealth stay in the shadows.) I hope that southpeak makes a second adaptation of this game. I think that the most intriguing part about this game is when you are lurking in the shadows and you sneak behind an enemy combatant and pull his grenade pin, and as he slowly walks back to his comrades the grenade explodes and they are both chop liver.
Are we playing the same game?
wow I can't believe that someone actually writes a complaint for the game that doesn't have anything to do with it. yes the game leaves something to be desired but as for it being a disapointment I tend to disagree. This game is actually quite amazing and looks really good on 1080p. The game is very challenging and the AI actually looks for you. There are no gadgets to help you so it all really relies on you own skill and ingenuity to get past guards. The stealth kills are very well done even after seeing them 20 to 30 times I still like watching them. The game plays from a flashback perspective wich might turn some people off but I think they did a very good job with it. so here is the low down if you like stealth games that require skill to beat play this game, atleast rent it. If you like gadgets and just all out being a badass this isn't the game for you. I play it on agent and its a pain so I love it. hard to find games that are actually challenging.
I rented this hoping that it would be a fresh, new spin on the stealth action series. I was wrong. The story is a jumbled mess. Its portrayed in flashbacks by Violette. It's seemingly impossible to follow and rather stupid. The controls are okay and really didn't pose any problems, although that isn't much. The graphics are nothing spectacular and again, don't pose any problems to the overall experience. The AI is Incredibly stupid, They programmed the vision cones to ignore you in the dark and completely annihilate you if they see you. Unlike other stealth games (Splinter cell) they AI can and will see you through walls and will pretty much destroy your experience. There is no point to use your guns for the aiming is broken and if you do get a shot off, unless it's a headshot, you're gonna' have to shoot them again. All in all, don't play this game at all, it's an insult to stealth games and WW2 games alike. Rent something else or buy something else.
A good Stealth Game
This Game is a good, solid, Stealth game. People give it a bad review because they are expecting an action game not a stealth game. Which i agree is'nt specified very well in the marketing, but, The game is a true stealth game and is a good one. The Stealth is well done and the kill moves that your rewarded with for remaning hidden are satisfying. I did find that if you are spotted a few bullets will do you in and a kill move from the front is'nt possible unless you get your fix of morphine. Firearms in the game are good if you can find their strong points. I was really dissapointed with the lack of game modes, the ONLY one is the campaign, At least add something like "Nazi Hunt". There is no multiplayer but i don't mind that as much. Overall I was satisfied with Velvet Assassin and i am looking forward to a second game and some new modes.
This game was really..
Bad. Just bad in general. The graphics could have been SO much better. I mean c'mon, this is the Xbox 360 we're talking about here. I was expecting a game like Assassin's Creed or something. Boy, was I wrong. You can't be seen AT ALL. The guns were horrible and hard to use. The AI were complete morons. And for some reason you become invincible and very fast after injecting yourself with Morphine, so all you can really do is look confused while she runs around in the suddenly vivid environment wearing only a small nightgown and murdering people with a knife while they mindlessly unload clips of bullets into her repeatedly. The main character doesn't seem like she belongs in this game either. I just can't picture one woman killing dozens of Nazi's on her own using a tiny switch-knife and the occasional firearm. Definitely rent this game if you want to play it. Velvet Assassin also requires a lot of patience, so beware.
Fairly solid stealth game
I'm shocked to see this only have a 5 rating average on here. While it isn't the blockbuster WWII stealth it may have hoped to be, Velvet Assassin is one of the most tense stealth games you'll play on any of the current consoles out there. You play as an assassin (go figure) named Violette Summers who's portrayed be a real-life hero Violette Szabo during WWII and it starts off with her ending up in a bed supposedly knocked out. Through Violette's dreams, you'll go through some of the missions she'd went through before ending up on some bed. The journey can be fairly linear but all the while tense and interesting. The major faults you could see is the somewhat foolish AI and when your seen, you could be in a perfectly dark area and they could still possibly sniff you out with relative ease. While those may be two faults that'll have you on the fences of grabbing, I can't blame you although you'll be missing out of some fun times with multiple ways of assassinating targets to listening in on conversations between Nazis making the scenes much more enthralling than expected.
I bought this game like alot of others thinking this was going to be a great "stealth" game,sorry,don't hold your breath on that one. The main character in the game gets killed if she does any attacking with her knife,she doesn't stand a chance,if she has a gun, and shots the enemy dead on,it takes mor then one round to put them down,and chances are you have only 7 bullets at best? The game say's it's saving your progress,well half the time it is the other half,if should you get killed in the next level,when you come back from being killed you are back at the prevous level you thought you just left! And now, you've got to go back and kill some of the "AI" that you had already gone through the trouble of killing before,and repeat the same routine as before,boring........... The enviroments are just so so, the water affects are like 5 years ago in quality,and that's just for starters,bodies of those that you have shot may find them selves half in or out of walls and doors,I would never reccommend this game to anyone as it lacks the quality and style that we as gamers deserve.
Nowhere As Bad As Reviewers Made It Seem
As far as I'm concerned Velvet Assassin is a VERY tense and suspensful stealth game that will defintaely keep anyone playing on their toes. There is fun to be had here no doubt about it. If you were interested in it before at the very least give it a rent and form YOUR OWN opinion about it and not go by SOMEONE ELSE'S review/opinion. Graphics- Everything in Velvet Assassin looks good, especially the lighting/shadow effects, which I have to say look BEAUTIFUL. Levels and character models have really nice detail not to mention that the world it creates looks and feels very gritty and desolate (which definately contributes greatly to the game). Is it the best looking game on 360? No, but it is a damn fine looking game without a doubt. Controls- Very easy to get used to. Move with the joystick, X is your morphine shot, A is to pick up items/climb/stealth kill, RB is to go stealth mode, and LB is your flashlight. Doesnt get more complicated then that. Sound/Music- Voice acting in this game is very good, especially Violet. Music really stands out on each level, very dark and brooding which really gets you pretty tense when stalking your prey and going in for the kill. Gameplay- Immenselly satisfiying. Yes the A.I could be boneheaded at sometimes (but in what game it isnt at times?)but for the most part I had a great time stealth killing all the germans. The kill animations are pretty brutal too with Viloet stabbing them in the ear, slitting their throat, stabbing them in their hearts, stabbing them in their necks, etc. Again, there are alot of cool and brutal stealth kills. Length- Velvet Assassin will take a good 10-15 hours to complete, and in this day an age with how short many games are thats nothing to sneeze at. Achievements- Pretty challenging. There are X amount of stealth kill achievements, collectable achievements, doing specific goals in certain levels achievements, and a pretty crazy achievement to complete the game in under 5 hours. Its definately a doable 1000 but be aware that you'll have to put in a decent amount of time to reach the 1000. Im glad I gave Velvet Assassin a shot. Dont go by someone else's opinion! You can MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND on liking a game or not. If you were interested in it before definately give it a shot.
Fun, but REALLY HARD
I just got thism game today and I like it okay but it's REALLY HARD. Everything else is ok, but you don't play it very long because every time you go up for a silent kill the guards turn around and kill you.Then you have to go back to your previous checkpoint. the thing is that there aren't that many checkpoints in the game, soif you die, you have to go really far back. The gameplay is fun, because of the stealth action and the controls are pretty easy to figure out. The graphics of the game aren't so good, because the characters look like cartoon characters. the sound is good, because they play really good music to go along with the level your on. overall this game is ok, but if you play it, your are about to get mad!!!!!!!!!