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Submitted by PockyKing 411d ago | opinion piece

The Return of the Stealth Genre

OnlySP: I was always a great fan of the stealth genre. One of my first ever “stealth games” was Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow. I played it relentlessly. I loved the grown-up story and cool sneaking elements from shooting out lights to create your own darkness and using acrobatic split jumps between two walls as well as the lack of emphasis on killing which I was surprised to see in a game. (Hitman: Absolution, PC, PS3, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Xbox 360)

sonicsidewinder  +   411d ago
"The Return of the Stealth Genre" in the form of games which are designed for babies who don't like stealth games.

ffs
cj1pate101  +   411d ago
You know your right when 3 people disagree this quick ^ I miss when stealth games actually were stealth games.
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Logak  +   411d ago
Well, hopefully the new Thief game will not be so easy. Expert with no hints/focus for me! Just like the originals :D
sonicsidewinder  +   410d ago
I've heard there is no jump button in the new theif. You can only mount/mantle in pre-defined places.

When you compare that to say, Zelda, it doesn't sound so bad.

But when you compare it to..I dont know, how about THIEF??? Where you can jump around, mantle and find ways to get about the environment, you can tell this new Thief is going to be one of 'those' games.

See above. Damn shame.
Donnieboi  +   411d ago
Every stealth junkie needs to play Stealth Inc. They should make a demo so people can try it out and see how good it is.
fsfsxii  +   411d ago
Ahh, where has it gone before??
fsfsxii  +   411d ago
wtf?? I was asking a serious question.
The title makes it seem like we didn't have a stealth game in forever.
Last year we had Dishonored
PockyKing  +   411d ago
Hm, don't think it makes it sound like we haven't seen a stealth game in forever, but the genre is making a comeback in popularity. Thief, Splinter Cell, etc, those games are evolving, but at the same time returning to their routes.
cj1pate101  +   411d ago
Dishonored was a bioshock clone nothing more dude.
Logak  +   411d ago
@cj1pate101 lol what?! I think Dishonored was more of a Thief clone
Rodney25  +   411d ago
I think TLOU can be put into this with the human sections playing a big emphasis on stealth.
CrossingEden  +   411d ago
It didn't go anywhere, it just evolved like every other genre evolves and the nostalgia fanboys refuse to accept new things, gamers=hardcore conservatives
elhebbo16  +   411d ago
These days stealth feels like an RPG game with all the upgrades to make being stealthly easier... I'm not saying its a bad thing but I miss games like splinter cell: chaos theory or the original thief. THOSE were stealth games.
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PockyKing  +   411d ago
The indie scene is doing a much better job at taking risks with stealth games. Stealth INC is a game every person who likes stealth should try.
elhebbo16  +   411d ago
I just put $10 on my PSN account and I'm about to get it right now ^_^. so excited.
PockyKing  +   411d ago
I haven't played it just yet, got a review code but didn't work, looking forward to reviewing it next week. Have only heard great things about it though.
Convas  +   411d ago
You mean Stealth Bastard? The game they intriguingly name changed from its Steam release?
PockyKing  +   411d ago
Yup, same game but with added levels and updated graphics. Sadly, seems the name change is what made it stand out more as a PSN release.
Jyndal  +   411d ago
My first stealth game was probably the first Thief game. I know some consider the original Metal Gear to be the first stealth game, but I've just never been able to see it in that light...see what I did there?
Master-H  +   411d ago
To me the stealth genre is dead until i see a Tenchu title.

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