Mark of the Ninja

The stealth action genre has long been an echo chamber unto itself.  While many games have integrated its core ideas, its pure form hasn’t evolved much since Metal Gear 2 on the MSX.  It’s a genre that many critics have argued relies too heavily on trial-and-error, exists as puzzle games in action-game skin.  Mark of the Ninja shrugs these distinctions off while living inside them.  It’s a smart title that promotes a different kind of stealth: action not patience; the hunter, not the prey.

Continue reading “Mark of the Ninja”