Velvet Assassin isn’t that great, say first reviews

Friday, 1st May 2009 08:21 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The first reviews are in for SouthPeak’s Velvet Assassin, and it looks as though ze Var is over for real-life WWII spy Violette Summer.

Some new shots on Gamershell, if you’re still interested.



  1. jnms

    Well that was pretty obvious. You can tell the quality of most of these games within the first few seconds of watching the trailers.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk


    A shame, ‘cos the idea was quite nice. But it looked shit when they showed it last year, I guess they didn’t manage to sort it out in the meantime.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. MasterChiefFenix

    of course. this game looks liek crap. now WET – that looks liek something where I can fully enjoy playing as a badass heroine.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Except WET looks crap too.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Expected really.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. absolutezero

    You think everything looks crap Blerk yet I bet you still buy fucking Star Ocean when it comes out.

    Anyway can we get a Wolverine is shit news post aswell please.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Actually, Star Ocean’s on the ‘wait and see’ list. I might get it if it gets cheap enough, but it’s certainly off the ‘day one’ list.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. DaMan

    Star Ocean 4 did nothing to warrant a “poor” score. from what I’ve heard it’s only cons are the plot and characters development. besides most reviews gave it a 7.5 or 8/10.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. absolutezero

    Its a JRPG the whole point is character and plot.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. tont

    Seriously, absolutezero? I love JPRGS and find the characters and plot almost universally fucking rubbish and/or utterly generic and derivative. JRPGS are all about cute/cool graphics and trying to exploit the combat/levelling systems until they beg for mercy and puke in your lap, surely?

    #10 6 years ago
  11. DaMan

    absolutezero – that’s your opinion. perhaps it will surprise you, but most of the PS1 Square (and Enix) titles were great both in gameplay and plot wise. the first two Shadow Hearts is another good example.

    besides, in some of the tri-Ace rpgs (like Valkyrie Profile) the whole point is the gameplay.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    Arnt all Square JRPG’s the same ever since they started making them?; Young guy goes out on adventure to save the land, meets female love interest who turns out to be a princess or the like, they are then joined by big strong guy, comic relief effeminate guy, extra female role, unhuman thing, and dark-stranger guy.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. DaMan

    no, not all.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. dQuarters

    They’re being far too harsh on this game across the board. It’s an average game. Nothing more. Nothing less. It’s got fun. It’s got flaws.
    These uppity reviewers need pickle-surgeons … or maybe just new jobs.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. absolutezero

    Well exactly the PS1 games had some great stories and some fun characters, like FF9 for example. Im not saying that its not possible now either, Dragon Quest 8 was amazing and the Persona titles are fantastic.

    Star Ocean just looks like another horribly bland title and the fact that Star Ocean 3 was terrible does not bode well.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. DaMan

    SO3 was actually a great game battles wise. plot wise it wasn’t bad, it just was more simple than it’s predecessors. they didn’t go into details like in Second Story, but it was still a nice storyline.

    personally, I will play SO4 for it’s battles anyway. they’re still plenty of fun from what I’ve seen. though it’s a shame such a great series has an entry like this one.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. DaMan

    btw, just noticed a new review for this game, from MS Xbox world:

    they gave it a 7.5. lmao. I’m lost.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Seraphemz

    They almost have to give it a better score, its an exclusive. They can right out and give it a great score so it gets an average score..

    #18 6 years ago
  19. DaMan

    it’s not quite exclusive, it’s for PC and 360.

    #19 6 years ago

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