"cloak and dagger never tasted so bad"
as a gamer i tend to try different titles, i love games with stealth in them like dishonored, deus ex, and tenchu. so why wouldn't i give velvet assassin a try? i wish i saved my money.
STORY: velvet assassin plays the true story of violet zsoba. A British spy dropped behind enemy lines to assassinate important targets. the way they execute the narrative in the game is booring and unsatisfying, cut scenes are played through still frames of you or some other meaningless character and the way they explain the story is very bland like no effort was put into it at all.
STEALTH: the core element of this game is stealth and it is the key to success. violet can hide in the shadows to prey upon her enemies and strike with her trusty dagger the mechanics are pretty much the same, if you've ever played a game that has stealth involved you know how this game will pan out. you crouch you sneak you kill you take the body stash away from a guard, nothing new here problem is when you make the slightest error like step out of a shadow too quickly you are automatically engaged into combat and this is where the game really lost me.
COMBAT: im just gonna flat out say it. the combat in velvet assassin is straight up utterly dreadful. your reticle is hardly reliable, the guns are not accurate, i know its a WWII game, but come on you don't give the player a gun then come to find out the thing dosent work right. and that brings me to the enemies.
THE ENEMY: the enemy in this game are of course the hot headed Germans. NOW if you plan on buying this game prepare to reload you checkpoints like crazy. these guys are cruel and they will MURDER you! the problem with the soldiers in this game though is not that there cruel and evil but that the fact they always seem to know where you are even when you are creeping around the shadows and when they find you its over. they're accuracy is ludicrously good and it only takes a few shots to die and that's that reload checkpoint rinse and repeat.
THE EXP SYSTEM:one thing that really made me angry about this game was the way they dish out exp. the way violet gets exp. is when you are in a level and you come across a collectible it gives you from 100 to 300 exp now i probably wouldn't have had a problem with this if the level up wasent 1000 EXP so that means if you want to level up you have to level your violet. you have to go collectible hunting. I HATE COLLECTIBLE HUNTING.
GRAPHICS: one of the things i did like about this game was the tone it set, it really gave off a very eerie presence like that of silent hill games, the game seemed to appear very murky at times making it tough to see enemies in the distance. buildings and objects cast shadows for violet to move around in.
SOUND: um yeah this game hardly put any effort into the sound department. your constantly hearing the same noises the guards repeat the same song over and over and over again. though i liked the voice actor for violet she didn't truly impress me. another thing game did get right was the enemy actually spoke in their German tongue.
MY EXPERIENCE: i popped alot of ibuprofen playing this game, never have i raged so hard on a game it made me cuss out the TV, even my dog high tailed a few times when i went RAGE mode. i got to level 11 today and everything was going pretty smooth i was stealthin around pickin off the enemy left and right and then the game decided "hey lets change it up a bit" the game made all of the enemies aware of my presence the minute i picked up a STG (which is required for this mission). now i didn't know it so when i walked outside a hail of gunfire just trampled violet and killed her, i was in shock for a second so i did what any other gamer would do, i reloaded my save. and to my great surprise it wasent a bug it was part of the mission. my character (who i invested in to be a stealth character since the combat system is broken) was forced to kill like IDK about 7 soldiers with no cover system whatsoever i stood behind the only cover i could find and shot at them even point blank the gun misfired. so they stormed on me killed me. I RAGED and decided to right a review on this garbage.
THE VERDICT: Velvet assassin is a very broken game, if they at least made a cover system for the combat or actually made your character stronger by giving out more EXP this might have been an alright experience. but it wasent a fun experience it was a very painful one. if your really desperate for a stealth game i recommend alpha protocol its the same price as this and its waaaaay better. but if you really want a hardcore stealth game that holds no bars give it a try. just carry a bottle of aspirin with you. your gonna need it.
VELVET ASSASSIN 4/10 "getting a headache just thinking about it"
Female Splinter Cell....but for Amateur gamers...
I love Splinter Cell & have played all of the games in the series & this game is basically a rip off of those....just Badly done...
There were a few things about this game that just bothered me...like not being able to Jump. It's such a basic move & not being able to do it & only being able to climb when I am able to select the action is just plain annoying.
For people who aren't hardcore gamers & would like a basic sneak & kill game this is for them...but otherwise don't waste your money.
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!!!!!!!!!
Why the bad reviews?
I loved this game, and found it very suspenseful. I don't understand why some people are giving it such bad reviews. Normally, I'm not into the stealth kind of games but I borrowed this from a friend (she thought it was too slow paced) and I really got into the story and game play. She even left me keep the game cause I loved it so much! I'd recommend to anyone who likes this sort of game.
Not blockbuster but still great
This game isnt exactly an E3 award or Game of the Year, but its still good. Every second is a tense, stealthy game that stars WWII spy Violette Summer. The purposely cartoony graphics and occasionally funny dialouge make it all the better. If you like stealth, this is for you.
Filled its purpose
This game is great if youre the type of person who likes stabbing ppl and cuting throats, cause through out the game you go through a few amount of weapons, and amo. To me the game did full fill its purpose, as it is based on a true story. Your a british girl named violette summer, she is a secret agent, fighting german enemies. Id say the game is a little to boring to play more than once it gets old after a while cause the lvls are very similar. your main weapon through the game is a knife and you can use shadows for sneaky attacks, be careful and make sure you are not seen cause your health is very limited on this game, you dont have much. but other wise i do like the game its okay :)
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.
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.
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.
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.