The Escapist Review: Velvet Assassin

When the game begins, its main character, the spy Violette Summer, is lying comatose in the hospital, her feverish mind recalling her career as a spy. Her memories serve as the game's missions, which works beautifully as a narrative device. From there, however, things begin going downhill rapidly. As you might expect from a game about a spy, Velvet Assassin places a great deal of emphasis on stealth and cunning, which means you'll spend a lot of time crouching in shadows and sneaking past guards, who tend to be either clairvoyant or in comas of their own.

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