Now with that being said... this game really isn't living up to the hype that people were laying on me. It isn't a bad game by any means... it is just incredibly mediocre (that is a far worse offense to me than just being a steaming pile of shit). It is like they decided to program in so many ideas that looked interesting on paper that they forgot too (or perhaps didn't have time too) fully flesh them out to make them interesting in game.
The decision system is a neat little idea... too bad it is hampered by the rather boring writing & less than stellar voice acting (particularly that of the main character who sounds like he is always bored out of his mind).
The stealth aspects of the game are forgettable when they should have been one of the main focuses... I mean this is a game in which you play as a spy right? There is something that is just super clunky about the system... it never truly feels like you are sneaking up on your enemies to me & as such is completely unsatisfying. One cool thing about what little bit of a system that is in place is the stealth KOs... yet I would have honestly liked to have seen some stealth KILLS as well (Ala MGS). Another cool thing that I would have liked to have seen added in to the system would be the ability to do stealth kills from above or below an enemy (& truthfully you may be able to & I just haven't got that far yet. Somehow I doubt it though).
Now on to combat... the gun fighting is seriously lame. Your weapons barely do any damage & the accuracy is just terrible. On the other hand(s) the hand to hand combat is for the most part pretty good & would be something else I would like to see expanded on if there is ever a sequel.... maybe mix in some throws & whatnot.
I think this game is a good building block, but as a fun experience it is failing thus far.