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Mark of the Ninja5 critics
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You know the ones, where stealth is merely a bullet point and you can just as easily run and gun your way through. There's nothing wrong with these games, but for stealth to really resonate as gameplay you need a sense of vulnerability, something often lost in these hybrids that make combat an equally viable option. The developers at Klei Entertainment, who you might know from the Shank series, have built a true stealth title and what's a more perfect setup than the arguable archetype for stealth: ninjas.
To preserve challenge, Mark of the Ninja consistently introduces fresh enemy types with skills that counter yours across the course of the five hour campaign. Even without this, it is an aggressive, emboldening take on stealth. Mark of the Ninja gives power and information to the player, and trusts that you know what to do with them.
There’s nothing like Mark of the Ninja on Xbox Live Arcade, and now, Steam. Others may taunt fast action stealth, but this is the true evolution of that concept with speedy and thought-provoking mechanics. Keyboard and mouse controls can take a while to get used to, but once you’ve got it down, you feel like a master assassin. Mark of the Ninja is a triumphant victory that is a must-buy for any and all stealth fans.
Mark of the Ninja illustrates how digitally downloaded games continue to be a breeding ground for some of today's most creative content. This is stealth done right, with the presentation prowess to match. It's easily a contender for Downloadable Game of the Year and it absolutely deserves a place in your digital game collection.
Como los ninjas ocultos, esperando con calma a su presa. Así es cómo nos han sorprendido los desarrolladores de Klei Entertainment, gracias a unas dinámicas de juego que levantan un videojuego de sigilo excepcional dentro de una estructura de avance 2D. Teniendo en cuenta que los últimos y mejores exponentes eran tridimensionales, es de admirar lo letales que han conseguido ser los canadienses con su propuesta, una de fórmula sencilla pero repleta de posibilidades.