Conclusion: Concept: Slog through the most tedious and frustrating version of World War II you can imagine
Graphics: A high point in an otherwise lackluster title ? lighting and overall visual quality is right up there
Sound: Solid voiceover work for Violette, but she's pretty much the only character in the game you can listen to
Playability: Controls are okay, but everything about the action feels out of date
Entertainment: Do what Violette does ?
Summary: : Velvet Assassin is the sort of product that probably would have made a big splash had it come out about ten years ago in its present state, but stealth-based action games have advanced beyond what Velvet Assassin offers, leaving it an amusing but ultimately uninspired experience. As a WWII stealth-action game, it’s fairly unique, and the presentation makes the most of this whenever it can, which makes the experience initially appealing, if nothing else.
Summary: If early stealth games were like this 10 years ago, the genre would have collapsed before it even had the chance to take off. Missions range from completely forgettable (go get some papers!) to absolutely ridiculous (go murder captured British agents before they can talk, you know, instead of rescuing them).
Conclusion: I have heard that people have gotten a full 1000 on the game within 6 hours of playing it. Overall I think that if you really want to get 1000 points on another game, it might take some getting used to but overall I feel that it was a fun game, if you think that you can handle sneaking around like Sam Fisher, this might be a good game to get.
Excerpt: You’re a highly-trained British assassin sneaking around in the shadows inside a Nazi bunker in World War II, searching for your mark. A guard stands leaning against a post on the other side of the room with his back to you. So you crouch and stealthily creep up behind him – or so you intended.
Excerpt: It isn’t every day that a game takes a slightly political standpoint, or tries to right a wrong or change an attitude towards a class or race of people but ultimately, despite being a relatively mediocre title, Velvet Assassin does just that. Based during World War II, Velvet Assassin sets you the task of completing Violette Summer’s dream. Summer herself is on her deathbed, and doesn’t have long left.
Summary: Overall Velvet Assassin is a perfect example of what not to do when creating a stealth-action game. The title insults the source from which it gets its story ideas; the story there is plenty yet filled with holes and unentertaining. The gameplay actually ends up being pretty good somewhere in the middle, but it isn’t worth going through the horrible beginning, and hair-pulling end to experience it.
Pros: Blowing up enemies with their own grenades.
Cons: Game gets so dark its hard to see sometimes, inconsistent all over
Conclusion: 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.