Under "version" I meant more like "graphics settings", but in the pursuit of clearness - the PC version (also, I think it should be noted that the game offers no demo for the PC version which only encourages piracy instead of ... I don't really know what they're trying to do, hide the game's failures?). By the way, I think your version is quite clear to anybody who actually watched the video. Still, also for a need of clearness, I figure the addition does no harm, only the opposite.Susan Arendt said:Which version are you playing? I was on the 360 (which I utterly neglected to indicate in the review -- shall fix that right now).
On a another side note (this closer to the subject though) - I liked how you stayed clear of the "real life vs fiction" controversy. One site actually didn't want to review the game just because it twists real life in such a way and so doesn't show enough respect to the actual character (I figure it's got something to do with morals and stuff, but since I don't really believe in these false abstractions, I find such statements naive). Me, I think the developer's are just quite stupid. I've long since lost hope in ever finding out why people want their games to be so reminiscent of realism, but I figure that's somehow connected to this case as well and also one of the reasons they chose a real life figure as a premise. I personally think a fictional one would have worked better for at least one big reason - real life is often boring and if not boring, at least nothing to make a game out, especially the life of a real spy (couldn't really imagine a game based on John Le Carré), so in order to make it playable one has to create their own story, but through creating their own story they loses the need for the real life character since this isn't a story about the specific person anymore, but about something completely different, as is the case with Velvet Assassin. So using Violette is nothing but a publicity stunt, in this case sadly a very naive one.