I had a lot of fun with this game. Logan controls really well for using tank controls (the strafe shoulder buttons make a world of difference). The level design for the most part is very good and sets you up well for those awesome stealth kills. Sneaking up behind two guards gasing them with a grenade and then peaking around the corner to snipe the guy on the roof- classic stealth action. It has a lot in common with MGS, but it's third-person camera, unique controls, and more action-oriented feel give it breathing room to stand on its own. Lining up headshots with the d-pad is more difficult than a mouse, but if you get the jump on your opponents you should be able to pull it off no problem. The levels are all unique and well varied. The different objectives really spice up the gameplay.The difficulty rises steadily up until the *SPOILER* level where you have to follow Phagan. This level is so ridiculously hard. It's cheap on top of that; the beginning is fine, because you just have to sneakily follow one guy. Once Phagan is out it throws out the stealth aspect all together, it forces you down narrow corridors and then two guys with shotguns poke out at the ends out of nowhere, with no time to react, you're expected to pull off headshots. On top of that Phagan is weaponless and a weak little **** that you have to protect. It is crap. (Or maybe I just suck). If it weren't for this level I'd give it an 8.5. *END SPOILER*
All-in-all it is a very fun 8-10 hours and worth a look for any fans of the stealth genre.
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