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Velvet Assassin (Xbox 360)

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MobyRank
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3.3
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.4
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.1
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 3.3


The Press Says

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HonestGamers
Few players will get through Velvet Assassin without grumbling about the camera issues or the many untimely deaths. But those who stick with it will have the privilege of viewing the game’s gorgeous graphics and color enhancements. They will be forced to overcome obnoxiously difficult scenarios that will test their true skills as virtual spies. Most importantly, they will have the joy of executing enemy soldiers with unwavering brutality. If that sounds like your kind of entertainment, don’t hesitate to become this assassin.
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That Gaming Site
Velvet Assassin is a unique Xbox 360 title. The most standout of the game's accomplishments is the presentation of an enemy that is every bit as human as the good guy.
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4Players.de
Oh, was habe ich alleine im letzten Drittel geflucht, wo viele dieser Macken geballt auftreten und das Leveldesign fast schon künstlich gestreckt wirkt! Trotzdem konnte ich mich dem Reiz des kalten Todesengels in den mehr als ein Dutzend Stunden nur selten entziehen. Ich hab mich trotz der Frustmomente immer wieder durchgebissen, weil in einzelnen Situationen die Qualität aufblitzt. Wer die Zeit bis zum Comeback des Meisterdiebs überbrücken will, sollte dieses Ticket ins Dritte Reich einlösen.
75
GameSpot
The desolate atmosphere and empathetic look at your enemies make Velvet Assassin a powerful war game. It's bleak and grim, making the horrors of war come to life in disturbing fashion. The lousy gunplay and moronic AI dilute some of the intense realism on display here, but the game is able to stand out despite these problems. Creeping slowly through the shadows is tense and believable, and pulling off these seemingly impossible objectives is deeply satisfying. Velvet Assassin offers a brutal depiction of war, creating an experience that is horrific but still rewarding.
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Xbox360Achievements
Velvet Assassin shows gamers the horrors of war as few other games have, with stealth action that captures the feeling of a predator stalking human prey. Unfortunately, clunky shooting controls and dumb AI break the immersion.
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Worth Playing
When Velvet Assassin gives up on stealth at the end of the game and decides to spawn waves and waves of soldiers, I regrettably also gave up trying to enjoy the gameplay. If I had wanted to play another WWII shooter, I would have loaded up Call of Duty: World At War instead of sneaking through roughly 10 hours of backstabbing black ops, only to experience how such a promising stealth game throws away its entire premise. Here's a hint: Invest in health early and forget the morphine. At least the visuals accompanying the end credits had soothing music to remind me of the title's better qualities.
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Game Informer Magazine
You shouldn’t feel bad if Violette and her stealthy World War II title caught your eye. Those screens sure look cool. The concept of a female secret agent taking out Nazis has some promise. Plus, she’s got that sexy spy thing going for her, right? First looks can be deceiving. Velvet Assassin is a mess from beginning to end, filled with frustrating objectives, archaic gameplay conventions, and a story that is, well, not a story at all.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Puisant dans les ficelles les plus classiques du genre, Velvet Assassin s'inspire très largement de Splinter Cell premier du nom. On lui reconnaîtra que s'il ne prend pas de risques, il parvient à offrir quelques séquences divertissantes. Du moins, tant que son IA et son système de couverture fonctionnent et ne se mettent pas à dérailler sans raison. Des dysfonctionnements qui flinguent complètement un gameplay déjà fragilisé par de nombreuses lacunes. Les gros amateurs du jeu de cache-cache peuvent lui consacrer quelques heures mais qu'ils ne se fassent pas d'illusions, Velvet Assassin a beau être tout jeune, il n'a déjà plus l'air très frais.
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UOL Jogos
Apesar da tentativa de criar um clima cinematográfico com base em uma personagem histórica, "Velvet Assassin" esbarra na preguiça de seus desenvolvedores. O jogo é um emaranhado de idéias recicladas de sucessos como "Splinter Cell" e "Metal Gear", unidas sem muito capricho ou talento. Apesar de alguns cenários e missões interessantes, a falta de originalidade e aspectos técnicos medíocres, tornam o jogo um mero esboço de seus inspiradores.
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The Review Busters
Velvet Assassin could have been so much better if the game had more concentration on it. It does try something new with the stealth story aspect. World War II is always seen in first person shooters so it was nice to see that developers can do something new. Still even with that said I really found it better when the game was not in my Xbox 360. Velvet Assassin looks much better in my collection but even that looks bad too.
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Thunderbolt Games
Despite its solid foundations, Velvet Assassin doesn’t have the brute strength to be anything more than a brief distraction for extremely patient, hardcore fans of the traditional stealth genre. Perhaps if it were a little more Metal Gear Solid than Splinter Cell then the war torn mind of Violette Summer wouldn’t slip by so quietly. Maybe she’ll find her true partner one day, and if so then colour me interested.
30
Play.tm
There are things that playing Velvet Assassin made me want to do, but none were more significant than my now-constant, unending desire to invent a time machine so I can travel back and warn my former self to never, ever play Velvet Assassin. Forget Violet's dilemma, after trudging through her tedious memories I almost found myself on my deathbed. Velvet Assassin is an excruciatingly painful, unappealing mess of a game, and its number of redeeming qualities can be counted on the stump of a leper's former arm: it ends.
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Jolt (UK)
There are things that playing Velvet Assassin made me want to do, but none were more significant than my now-constant, unending desire to invent a time machine so I can travel back and warn my former self to never, ever play Velvet Assassin. Forget Violet's dilemma, after trudging through her tedious memories I almost found myself on my deathbed. Velvet Assassin is an excruciatingly painful, unappealing mess of a game, and its number of redeeming qualities can be counted on the stump of a leper's former arm: it ends.
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Giant Bomb
Tedious, contrived, repetitive stealth mechanics make this a game you should try your best to hide from.