In light of last week's Thief release, the Casual Friday gang sits down this week to discuss what they do and don't like about stealth games.
I seriously can't stand how incredibly ignorant game journalists are at times. These fellas are a perfect example of why journalists are considered jokes.
Rev3 were always a joke.
I know what you mean. Stealth games are supremely fun to me. No other genre can create the tension and excitement I feel in a good stealth game. Hearing these journalists talk makes me realize why some reviewers didn't like Thief.
solid snake,sam fisher,tenchu ninja's,AC,last of us,dishonor,thief,the OG socom,ghost recon(some parts of the game) yeah stealth games are great.
Sly Cooper! The definition of literal fun stealth!
I haven't really played Sly yet, except the demo for the newest PS3 game, but I LOVED the OLD Splinter Cell games. That was stealth done right. Also, a game like Mark of the Ninja is excellent. The Arkham games have fantastic stealth-sections as well. I think the problem with 'stealth games' is that far too often developers just don't deliver, and end up releasing a mediocre game that's trying to please too many crows, and not succeeding. The recent Splinter Cell games as a good example of that. Still want to check out Dishonored, which is supposedly very good.
@Yi-Long I really recommend Dishonored it's very good and tough to go stealth all the way hehe. Why the disagrees? Sly Cooper is funny, with jokes and stuff, and a simple and casual stealth, not a hardcore one...It's really fun to play.
I agree and don't forget about Syphon Filter, one the best in my opinion. Stealth games are very complex, but very fun and a lot of them provide a great narrative like MGS. Plus, it makes you feel...highly skilled when you outsmart the enemy and finish a level without being spotted.
AC? A stealth game? lol
Couldn't agree more. Those are all great games. Some of my best gaming memories of all time are of playing games like Tenchu, Thief and Splinter Cell. On that note, I wish so bad that we could get a new Tenchu game.
Stealth is a very tricky genre, that has a very thin line between failure and success. Stealth games must provide a very solid level design to even have a chance of success, but the really great ones draw you into a level of tension that is impossible to explain and is almost magical (for lack of a better word). Metal Gear Solid is a great example of both and is why it has such a massive highly dedicated fanbase. Even with all it's flaws, it captures the feeling of being tense and powerful all at the same time. The Last Of Us captured that aswell with it's stealth moments, with no listen mode on the harder difficulties of course. It made you feel vulnerable but capable at the same time within top notch level design. Both are some of the best games of last generation, if not thee best.
I love stealth games. Mgs franchise and splinter cell jst 2 mention a few, are awesome. Even syphon filter was great during its time
My favorite is Deus Ex . SC was very good now it is more action but I have to say the animation in the game is excellent and that make it better than most stealth games .
SC animations are amazing, I just wish it was more stealth orientated like before. Together in the same package would be outstanding, I reckon we'll see something like that this gen.
Everything you perceive eventually becomes an opinion based on your feelings of something, like a video game. Everyone's feelings are different as people allure to different themes within a medium. I know gamers are passionate about gaming, but everyone's opinions vary so using game ratings as your primary source of whats good or bad might be miss leading as there are many variables in play when it comes to media outlets and scores. If you are interested in a theme of a game by all means find a cheap way to try it before you buy it instead of using the opinions of others. The reason why I say this is there are a lot of games I play that scored 7's and 8's and are my favorites and I go back to them years later, Then you have games that are 9.5s and I play once and say, great game.. Probably won't go back for the platinum though. I'm not talking about playability here either. If you truly want to be happy with your gaming experience stop relying on others to feed what interests you. Use it as a guide line maybe but ultimately make choices for yourself. Meta-critic is a great site for this, getting both critics and users perspectives. I like the guys in the video and I also like stealth games.. So ya know, ill try it and if I notice the same things then ya, i won't buy it but just make sure you try it instead of going on others opinions.
Well I am a big MGS fan I love me some stealth in that game. I usually am not actually a huge fan of the genre but I thought Deus Ex and Dishonored were great stealth games.
Stealth like the splinter games are immensely fun
its fun. When its thief it isnt fun.
MGS is best series. Writer deserves a Volgin crotch grab for this article
Stealth games have been a hit or miss for me and I think many can agree that some games nail it and some don't, just like any other genre.
When you grow tired of the typical ramboing in most of these third person shooters you will then start to appreciate the stealth genre more. The Batman Arkham series does a great job of being flexible with both stealth and action that never gets old with good story telling. Even Skyrim had some good stealth missions in the brotherhood quests.
It is almost as amusing as it is sad that anyone working with games in any capacity would ask such a ridiculous question as "Is this genre fun", a question obviously answered by ones own preference. They punish you for playing like a game? A game is defined by it's rules, so that's an asburd comment to make. Then again, this is followed shortly by some ignorant MGS talk and genre nitpicking. In short, this video is a shining example of what is wrong with games media these days.
I fell in love with stealth games since Pandora Tomorrow, which was my first. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of experience with the genre. Just know and played the big fishes out there: MGS, Splinter Cell and Hitman. I really wish I could have played Tenchu at the time, as I've heard it's awesome. A ninja stealth game? How the hell don't we have more of those around is beyond me!
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