I'm not a big fan of 1st person shooters, but after hearing all the guys going on and on about how great this game was, I broke down and bought it. I'm now on my 14th time through the game and have am still finding new things in new areas. If you like Skyrim, you'll love this game. If you like Resistance: Fall of Man, you'll love this game. It only takes about 10 minutes to get into the meat and potatoes of this game (the first 10 minutes get you used to the controls and then you're off and stealthing past enemies or drop assassinating them from ledges, lights, and rooftops. The first time through, I was casual and not really exploring everything, just getting to the objectives for each mission (there are 8, but they can be expansive and in depth depending on how you choose to play them) and it took me just under 20 hours to complete the game. The next time through, I skipped over the mixture of stealth and attack only when attacked and went straight into total carnage and finished the game in just over 13 hours. The third time through, I went through killing 18 enemies throughout all 8 missions and it took over 38 hours. There is great replay value to the game as it adapts to how you play it (the more people you kill, the more plague infected weepers you encounter as well as rats.... lots and lots of flesh eating rat hoardes). The sword fighting is pretty much limited to defense while I prefer sneaking up on the enemies and choking them out from behind (and occasionally giving them the sword if there is a sentry patrolling nearby). Then of course there are the bone charms which give you super natural powers and your arsenal goes from a sword, pistol, crossbow, springrazor traps, and grenades to a whole new plethora of butt kicking skills that you use to assassinate the assassins that killed the queen you were sworn to protect. All in all, this game is perfectly perfect. I recommend for the best gaming experience, use the xray vision and heart as much as possible, you'll kick more butt and make more pickups with them.
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