Summary: Klei Entertainment, maker of the Shank games on XBLA, brings its recognizable art style and fantastic controls to the stealth genre in the new 2D platformer Mark of the Ninja for Xbox Live Arcade.
Excerpt: It's been quite a while since I've found myself as taken with a game as I have been with Mark of the Ninja This is good news for the ninja, an occupation probably sick to the back teeth of how misinterpreted they continue to be in the word of video games.
Summary: " Mark of the Ninja " is a big step up from Klei, and at moments, is one of the best stealth games ever made. You feel so powerful and yet so fragile at the same time- a giddy high that 3D stealth games have so often failed to replicate at all. Yet the B-movie ninja vs.
Conclusion: Not since the Thief series has a stealth game been so immediately and consistently gratifying. For some reason, the rest of this genre seems to be stuck in a rut of overcomplexity. To illustrate, let’s consider a similar scenario—say, taking out a guard—in both Metal Gear Solid and Mark of the Ninja...
Conclusion: Obviously if you dislike what you see in the trial or hate stealth games passionately this one might not be for you, but every one else should gives the awesome little game of ninja-y death a chance. price This review has been made at the 1200MSP price point.
Graphic side-scrolling action game with assassination kills.
Common Sense Media
12 October 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Mark of the Ninja is a side-scrolling action game intended for a more mature audience than its initial appearance might suggest. Though it features simple, single-plane movement and has a cartoon aesthetic, action is often intensely violent.
Summary: While hiding in the shadows may be a good tactic if you want to perform a stealth kill, it turns out that it's not the ideal way to get people's attention. Despite being published by Microsoft, Mark of the Ninja has slipped by completely unnoticed.