Saturday, June 28, 2014
Styx: Master of Shadows is a game I want to be good.
Okay, so this is a B-quality stealth game from the folks who made the 69-Metacritic Of Orcs And Men, starring that game's stealthy goblin Styx.
In a world where orc and goblin-kind have suffered genocide at the hands of the humans and elves, one goblin will have his revenge. I like the idea! Here's 14 minutes of pure gameplay, which doesn't exactly make Styx look like the prettiest goblin in the room - but while stealth is a genre that's very, very easy to do wrong, it's also a genre I always want to see done well - and the very concept of playing a sneaky goblin against a tower full of murderous, evil humans is pretty darned appealing to me.
Plus I think the Wretched Clone, who's literally retched up by Styx, is pretty clever. But I love puns.