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Styx: Master Of Shadows - New Preview

by Couchpotato, 2014-08-12 05:46:02

Gaming Lives has a new preview of Styx: Master Of Shadows based on a short demo.

This isn’t a game where just making it to the end will suffice for some players; to this end, Cyanide have made each chapter possible for players to speed-run, traverse non-lethally, or acquire the ever-coveted ‘ghost’ status for making it through a level without ever arousing an enemy’s suspicions or being seen. To add to the replayability, some of these tasks won’t be possible to complete in a single run, encouraging players to go back and play them over again until they’ve proven they’re the sneakiest, fastest, or most pacifistic. Add in a spate of collectibles and an average runtime of fifteen hours, and there’s plenty to appeal to the sneakiest of gamers.

Whether it will prove itself to be the ideal alternative to Thief or the Metal Gear series remains to be seen, but until then, Styx: Master of Shadows is a surprisingly in-depth stealth game that should easily appeal to fans of the genre, while doing just enough to interest those who don’t eat, sleep, and breath sneaking. Hopefully, it’ll go against its sneaky instincts and attract plenty of attention when it releases later this year.

Information about

Styx: Master Of Shadows

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released