Excerpt: Players inhabit a series of interchangeable clones who need to explore a complex facility that is fairly sentient and determined to stop them via any possible means, ranging from walls that close it to laser beams that turn the squishy human bastards into a kind of meat paste.
Pros: + Mix of platforming and puzzle game, + Art style, + Soundtrack
Cons: - Some very difficult sections, - Graphical quality
Excerpt: The difficulty curve is a bit steep, but that’s a hard line to walk. Make your puzzle game too easy, and everybody blows through it in a day. Make it too hard, and 80% of your player base never finishes the game.
Pros: Great aesthetic, great soundtrack, instant retry on failure
Cons: Gets difficult faster than many players will enjoy
Excerpt: This year has seen a bit of a stealth renaissance, with games like Dishonored and Mark of the Ninja showing how much fun can be had from staying unseen. Stealth Bastard Deluxe, a newfangled version of a cult freeware prototype, arrives as a late-year addition to that roster.
Summary: Stealth Bastard is a good game, but it feels like it's missing something. The puzzles are challenging and well made but they lack any feeling of reward upon figuring them out, and even those who relish getting their arses handed to them in games will get tired of it quickly.
Conclusion: At its best SBD's blend of twitch-platforming and stealth puzzles produces little rat-runs with a nigh-on perfect balance of action and tension. Such quality isn't quite sustained across the whole, but this is still within touching distance of greatness, and certainly much classier than Tactical...
Conclusion: The Short Version: Stealth Bastard Deluxe is a triumphant fusion of pure stealth, cerebral puzzling and technical platforming, making it an essential purchase for fans of both genres and one of the most exciting indie games of 2012.
Pros: Pure, satisfying stealth meets well-crafted puzzles and responsive platforming, Compelling, 80 campaign levels, level editor and 1000+ community downloads for £6.99
Summary: "Slušnì vypadající akce od vývojáøù ze spoleènosti Curve Studios se jmenuje Stealth Bastard Deluxe a je pøipravována výhradnì pro PC. V ní se s hlavním hrdinou budeme plížit co možná nejtemnìjšími zákoutími, abychom nebyli zpozorování monitorovacím zaøízením èi bojovými roboty, které se v daných...