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[Let's Play] Velvet Assassin - Set 10 - And so the stabbing ends

KlykaKlyka DO you have anySPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
edited July 2009 in Games and Technology
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Velvet Assassin (previous, working title: Sabotage) is a stealth action video game for Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows, released in North America on April 28, 2009. The game is inspired by a real life World War II secret agent/saboteur Violette Szabo. Players take on the role of Violette Summer as she goes behind enemy lines to thwart the German war machine. The game shares many similarities with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, No One Lives Forever, and the Hitman series.
Players have to hide in the shadows in order to avoid being detected. Violette will have a purple aura surrounding her when she is completely invisible to the enemy. This aura will fade as she moves into light and hence visibility. If she is detected, she will either have to fight off the guard or escape. The game employs a special lifeline if detected called "Morphine Mode". If triggered, a cutscene will play out where the hospitalized Violette convulses and is administered a dose of morphine by a military nurse. Once returning to the game, the game world will temporarily freeze, giving the player the opportunity to execute any remaining enemies. Players will have limited use of the Morphine lifeline. Furthermore as the game progresses, players will be afforded the opportunity to select the type of upgrades they would like - depending on gameplay style. As a stealth-based game, lighting plays an important role.

Hello everyone,

I'm now starting my new Let's Play, the aforementioned "Velvet Assassin".
Since I've always been a fan of stealth games I wanted to do this one for some time now.
Again, this is a blind run and I will probably die thousands of deaths because of some crazy German Ubermensch spotting me from a mile away.
So if you enjoy watching a German guy play as a British woman running around stabbing Nazis, then I welcome you to your new home away from home!

Enjoy!

Set 01 - In your base, killing Germans
Set 02 - Show me your rage!
Set 03 - The Pervert
Set 04 - Tactical Nazishooting Action
Set 05 - Hans Petersen: Ubermensch
Set 06 - The weirdest German
Set 07 - Shotgun Stealth
Set 08 - The longest Yard Sale
Set 09 - Run of the mill stealth
Set 10 - And so the stabbing ends

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    AdelliosAdellios Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I enjoyed your Dark Sector LP very much so I can't wait to sit down and watch this one as well.


    Morphine lifeline sounds a little silly though.

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    DoronronDoronron Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Thanks for starting this. Stealth based games are some of my favorites, but I've heard mixed things about this one. Nice to see real gameplay for it. On the fence about buying it, though. All the corridor stealth leaves me somewhat hesitant...

    On the subject of the colt in the locker and the zombie nazis, perhaps what you're observing is the girl succumbing to a fever dream or psychotic nightmare while laying there in pain in the opening credits? It'd be nice to see if the game gets increasingly more trippy or horrific as the girl bleeds out in that bed.

    EDIT: That's creepier than I meant it to sound. To clarify: I'm wondering if the weird artstyle and inconsistencies is the developer's attempt at showing these missions as memories-turned-nightmares due to the main character's wounded condition in the opening credits.

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    chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Oh my, what are you doing to yourself.
    that last two levels are painfully terrible. enjoy.

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    RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Aren't Let's Play threads supposed to be about games that are good or enjoyably bad?

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    DusT_HounDDusT_HounD Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'm still in two minds bout this game, as from the start when i heard about the initial premise i thought, 'cool', but then as the development progressed, i realised just how fucking disrespectful the devs have actually been to the memory of the real Violet Szabo.

    Not that i'm saying that any game with a historical connection needs to be accurate down to the last detail, obviously, but i think this one goes a bit far.

    Uh, but that has nothing to do with the LP; looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Robman wrote: »
    Aren't Let's Play threads supposed to be about games that are good or enjoyably bad?

    Nope. For some of us, it's a good way to play backlog games and have a reason to keep playing them. I think you need to meet these requirements for an LP: it's a videogame.

    Thanks, Klyka, this was entertaining. Although, I don't think that morphine business they gave her was a very good eye deer.

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    HelloweenHelloween Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Kaseius wrote: »
    Robman wrote: »
    Aren't Let's Play threads supposed to be about games that are good or enjoyably bad?

    Nope. For some of us, it's a good way to play backlog games and have a reason to keep playing them. I think you need to meet these requirements for an LP: it's a videogame.


    Thanks, Klyka, this was entertaining. Although, I don't think that morphine business they gave her was a very good eye deer.

    Not enough lime in the world. This is the whole point. As long as you're having fun then it's all good.

    On topic, great set mate. Laughed my ass off like usual.

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    Shady3011Shady3011 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Didn't this game come out a month ago?

    The only concern with blind running this is death count and there will be plenty of it by the end from all the reviews I've read. This game is hardcore stealth and makes no apologies about it. My recommendation is editing backtracking out since this game is the definition of linear. No funny moments to be had here really since the game is rather serious in tone. Well, except that morphine trip. That's just plain ridiculous.

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Shady3011 wrote: »
    Didn't this game come out a month ago?

    The only concern with blind running this is death count and there will be plenty of it by the end from all the reviews I've read. This game is hardcore stealth and makes no apologies about it. My recommendation is editing backtracking out since this game is the definition of linear. No funny moments to be had here really since the game is rather serious in tone. Well, except that morphine trip. That's just plain ridiculous.

    Yeah, it's my intention to edit out the moment I have to replay a section more than once. I actually already did it in this set.

    And no funny moments? Clearly you have not yet watched the videos.

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    Shady3011Shady3011 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Kaseius wrote: »
    Robman wrote: »
    Aren't Let's Play threads supposed to be about games that are good or enjoyably bad?

    Nope. For some of us, it's a good way to play backlog games and have a reason to keep playing them. I think you need to meet these requirements for an LP: it's a videogame.

    I've always thought the mark of a good LP is one where not only is the game fun to watch in some form, but the narrator keeps it entertaining. If it's merely just a playthrough, I could just do that myself.

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    PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    So I noticed this is a blind run and also an LP and you're playing it on agent.

    Agent isn't actually all that much harder, but the enemies being more sensitive while you're wearing the SS uniform might mean that you'll ruin some dialogue between the guards. I don't know if you care or not, just saying.

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Pancake wrote: »
    So I noticed this is a blind run and also an LP and you're playing it on agent.

    Agent isn't actually all that much harder, but the enemies being more sensitive while you're wearing the SS uniform might mean that you'll ruin some dialogue between the guards. I don't know if you care or not, just saying.

    Ah ok, that's good to know. I don't really care THAT much, but I'll try to keep it in mind. Thanks Panny.

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Shady3011 wrote: »
    Kaseius wrote: »
    Robman wrote: »
    Aren't Let's Play threads supposed to be about games that are good or enjoyably bad?

    Nope. For some of us, it's a good way to play backlog games and have a reason to keep playing them. I think you need to meet these requirements for an LP: it's a videogame.

    I've always thought the mark of a good LP is one where not only is the game fun to watch in some form, but the narrator keeps it entertaining. If it's merely just a playthrough, I could just do that myself.

    Some LPS are just that -- a playthrough the LPer does for themselves. Of course, I think I speak for all us LPers in G&T that we do our best to try to make them entertaining should others decide they would like to watch our escapades.

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    Shady3011Shady3011 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Kaseius wrote: »
    Shady3011 wrote: »
    Kaseius wrote: »
    Robman wrote: »
    Aren't Let's Play threads supposed to be about games that are good or enjoyably bad?

    Nope. For some of us, it's a good way to play backlog games and have a reason to keep playing them. I think you need to meet these requirements for an LP: it's a videogame.

    I've always thought the mark of a good LP is one where not only is the game fun to watch in some form, but the narrator keeps it entertaining. If it's merely just a playthrough, I could just do that myself.

    Some LPS are just that -- a playthrough the LPer does for themselves. Of course, I think I speak for all us LPers in G&T that we do our best to try to make them entertaining should others decide they would like to watch our escapades.

    Like I said, to me at least, the difference between a good LP and an alright one is those two factors. I'm not trying to bash styles. Everyone has a different approach to them and people have different tastes when it comes to watching them. However, the more successful ones are ones that mesh both well.

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I think it would be more helpful if instead of talking about LPs in general and what you think they should do you could just, you know, tell me how you think about mine?

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Wunderbar! Es gefellt mir.. aber beklecker nicht das Sofa.. :(

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    Shady3011Shady3011 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Klyka wrote: »
    I think it would be more helpful if instead of talking about LPs in general and what you think they should do you could just, you know, tell me how you think about mine?

    Honestly, I don't like this game and watching it in any format probably won't change my mind. It's not your fault. This game is just too frustrating and boring for my tastes.

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    fmz65fmz65 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Yessssss, one of my top 3 favorite LPers!

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    XtarathXtarath Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Don't pay attention to the naysayers Klyka! I am still enjoying this LP.

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    KajustaKajusta Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I would take a ride on that S.S. Velvet Assassin.
    :winky:

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    0blique0blique Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    This looks pretty interesting. What's your schedule like for the rest of the parts?

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    0blique wrote: »
    This looks pretty interesting. What's your schedule like for the rest of the parts?

    My schedule is usually Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

    Of course sometimes it doesn't quite work out that way.

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    fmz65fmz65 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Btw Klyka you missed a collectible right before you crawled to get the gas mask.

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    fmz65 wrote: »
    Btw Klyka you missed a collectible right before you crawled to get the gas mask.

    Yeah, I picked it up now.

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    GoombaGoomba __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2009
    Xtarath wrote: »
    Don't pay attention to the naysayers Klyka! I am still enjoying this LP.
    This, right here, this kind of post is probably why PA LPs are so godawful.

    Do listen to critism because otherwise you keep making the same low quality crap and you're no better than a fanfiction writer. Like the Mirror's Edge LP, that guy listened to critisms and, while he didn't fix everything, at least he listened and really put forth an effort to make it watchable.

    Just sayin'.

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    XtarathXtarath Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Oh, sorry. I forgot that when people were complaining that it was a bad game to LP, and I said I still enjoyed it, that it would make Klyka complacent and he would somehow become a bad LPer. I guess I'll go back to criticizing people and generalizing about the entire forum.

    God damn, I have to stop complimenting people, it never does any good. Lesson learned, and now hopefully back to the LP.

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    GoombaGoomba __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2009
    Xtarath wrote: »
    Oh, sorry. I forgot that when people were complaining that it was a bad game to LP, and I said I still enjoyed it, that it would make Klyka complacent and he would somehow become a bad LPer. I guess I'll go back to criticizing people and generalizing about the entire forum.

    God damn, I have to stop complimenting people, it never does any good. Lesson learned, and now hopefully back to the LP.
    Erm, no, you kinda missed the point. Saying "Don't listen to them, this is perfect!" is not good. Saying "I really enjoy this!" is perfectly fine.

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    XtarathXtarath Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    God damn I'm just terrible. I just saw were you said that this kind of comment is why PA LP's are so godawful. I didn't realize that I said it was perfect, let me go edit that part out.

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Guys, it's ok, take a breather.

    Goomba is absolutely right, I should and will listen to criticism as well as praise.
    That's why before I said it would be more helpful if people commented about my LP in this thread and not LPs in general.

    I think I am on the right track with this LP from a technical point of view, everything else is subjective anyway.

    Set 02 will be up later today!

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Set 02 - Show me your rage!

    So much rage, this game will be a big test in self control.

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    XtarathXtarath Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    That looked awful, just awful. I feel sorry for you Klyka :(

    It looks as though there will be no friend in here.

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Dammit, where's my glaive?

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    HybridHybrid South AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    LPers: playing annoying games so others don't have to.

    I enjoyed your Dark Sector LP Klyka, this one looks cool too.

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Set 03 - The Pervert
    Think I got a bit better at the stealth aspect,but still some rage in here. Have fun!

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    Darth_MogsDarth_Mogs Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Klyka! I didn't know you started your new LP so soon. Time to catch up!

    Can't say I saw this one coming. But it's certainly a game I wouldn't mind watching.

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    fmz65fmz65 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I feel like the devs of this game were trying to get as close as possible to nudity without actually doing it...

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    fmz65 wrote: »
    I feel like the devs of this game were trying to get as close as possible to nudity without actually doing it...

    Was that before or after you saw the separate climbing cutscene/animations?

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    Darth_MogsDarth_Mogs Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    So, I see this game subscribes to the Tenchu style of Asassination.

    Kill or Die yelling "What the fuck, how did he see me!?"

    That aside, I was expecting the game to look a lot worse. I mean, it doesn't look like something I'd have fun playing, but it seems...well, playable, even if you're constantly questioning 'why' to yourself while doing so.

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    PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Darth_Mogs wrote: »
    So, I see this game subscribes to the Tenchu style of Asassination.

    Kill or Die yelling "What the fuck, how did he see me!?"

    Not really. It's generally extremely predictable what an enemy will and will not be able to see if you're any good at it.

    And some interesting things can happen. For instance, while carrying a corpse, it's extremely possible for you to be invisible, but for the corpse to still be visable so the AI goes to investigate, but isn't alerted in the same way it would be as if it saw you.

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Set 04 - Tactical Nazishooting Action
    I got a new morphine hotkey!

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