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Submitted by Bitsnark 931d ago | review

The Gaming Vault Review: Mark of the Ninja (XBLA)

With very few games these days adequately doing the stealth shtick properly, its somewhat fitting that it falls to the ninja, the original ambassador of the sneaky arts, to redeem the genre.

By the definition of the 2D plane to which it clings, Mark of the Ninja is worlds away from the diluted virtues of stealth as extolled by contemporary 3D genre efforts such as Metal Gear Solid or Splinter Cell.

Its as much the validation that stealth can work in two dimensions as it is that stealth itself doesn’t need to be the sort of watered down afterthought we see in the majority of games these days, but can instead be an open style of play that allows players to innovate with their approach as much as it does provide nail-biting tension as the result of their efforts.

Bold, compelling and dripping with gameplay possibilities, Mark of the Ninja is the purest entry in the genre to come along in sometime, if not forever. (Mark of the Ninja, Xbox 360) 9/10

Sabrina_Holmes  +   931d ago
Nice review
ChunkyLover53  +   931d ago
Another great game on XBLA. This has absolutely been the best year ever for the XBLA.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   931d ago
Yep, plus wit 2 more F2P games coming to Xbox its gonna be even better.
ChunkyLover53  +   931d ago
Happy Wars is awesome, I'm having a lot of fun with that beta. In case you didn't know, you have the beta for Happy Wars on the new dash beta.
Herminator  +   931d ago
This is the first game to make me miss my Xbox that I left across the border.

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