August '14 - Velvet Assassin.
I've be re-playing the game Velvet Assassin
on the Xbox 360. It's basically a stealth
game, set during the war, where you have to
sneak around in shadows and silently kill
German soldiers. It's a little odd in that it's
played in flashback with the main character,
named Violette, in a hospital bed
retelling the events. It's frustrating in
some places but fun in other ways especially
seeing her make kills in a blood soaked hospital
first time I played it I was completely wowed
and played it every spare moment I had until
I completed it. At the time I still had a
basic standard def television, not even widescreen,
but recently I've got hi-def so I thought I'd
replay all of my favourite games.
surprised me the most is how dark this game
is. When hiding within shadows I sometimes
can't even see what's on the screen, but if I
switch on the in-game torch then the German
guards will be alerted. I didn't remember how
dark the game was and yet I had played and
enjoyed it so much when I first purchased the
game. I wonder if having a hi-def television
has somehow made the game darker than it
already was. Other games are just a bright as
they ever were.
still playing it on easy mode just to get
through the game and remember what to do.
Then I'll try it on hard mode once I complete
it for the second time.
thing I noticed is that Xbox Live doesn't
have any downloads for this game anymore.
They used to have trailers and a music video. It
could be because the publisher SouthPeak
Games have gone under, but it could also be
because Microsoft are gradually stepping back
on support for older games, but I'm not sure.
Not all of the blood on her nightgown is her
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