Mark of the Ninja Review

  • Platform: Xbox 360, PC
  • Developer: Klei Entertainment
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Release Date: September 7, 2012
  • Price: $14.99
  • Official: Mark of the Ninja

“One of the best surprises of the year”

Ninja’s, the world’s elite assassins and covert operatives, showing amazing skill in the art of stealth and subterfuge they are a mainstay in popular culture, a favorite among children and adults alike. But the ninja has also been a hard nut to crack for both Hollywood and videogames, with end results often being a mess, one that has a lot of flash but little substance. With games such as Tenchu and Ninja Gaiden having come and gone, with varying degrees of success, it has been some time since a company has attempted to capture what makes the ninja so endearing. Well welcome Klei Entertainment’s stab at the genre, because it hits closest to the mark than any before.

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Dishonored Review

  • Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
  • Developer: Arkane Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Release Date: October 9, 2012
  • Price: $59.99
  • Official: Dishonored

“Exciting new series, or missed opportunity?”

Disappointment, that is what Corvo Attano faces in the early parts of Dishonored. Betrayed, framed and imprisoned Corvo is left to rot, left with only thoughts of anger, regret and revenge swimming within his mind. While playing through Dishonored I too felt these emotions, and had similar thoughts. Only unlike Corvo, they weren’t towards the enemies that had ruined his life, no, they were directed at the game itself, a game which on paper sounds wonderful, but in execution, is just as plague infested as the city it is set.  Don’t worry Corvo, I feel just as much disappointment as you do.

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