Velvet Assassin starts with a few points against it. For one, it's a stealth game, which is a turn off for many people, and a genre that has slipped into obscurity in the current generation. It's also set in World War II, a time that gamers have visited all too frequently, to the point where many refuse to return. However, there are also aspects of the game that count for it, including the historical relevance. With games like Assassin's Creed, gamers have become interested in alternate looks at the world's history, and Velvet Assassin seems to tie into that very well. Sadly, though it had a chance to stand out, Velvet Assassin isn't any better than the sum of its parts.