Brad Beach: "Lately video games are all about options. Conversation options allow for flexible story interaction. Gameplay mechanics are more flexible to allow for different play styles allowing players to “tank” or play more tactically. Mark of the Ninja scraps these concepts and teaches the player, quite strictly, that there is one way to play. With a protagonist that is quite fragile, planning, thinking, and distraction become my tools and weapons. I found sanctuary in the shadows, and from the shadows, I rained chaos and destruction upon my enemies."