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This is the epitome of stealth games. In Aragami, you are literally one with the darkness, your powers allowing you to teleport from shadow to shadow. Following the usual stealth formula, you move through levels by either avoiding guard or killing everyone you come across (both being a viable, rewarded option) and follow directional objectives. The story is somewhat mysterious throughout, you don't really know your place in this world or who to trust, with only one person to interact with. The real draw here is the visual one. Aragami is beautifully rendered in a contrast heavy cel-shaded style which really complements the setting. The music also really helps set the tone. While Aragami doesn't really offer anything new, it's definitely a must play for stealth fan
Game environments, apart from being well-designed and adorable in the Japanese style, can be a little bit repetitive, and this is not just about the environment, and we are witnessing the design of the enemies of the game, the game makers could have a little more creativity in their design. It did not stop at creating a little repetition, but eventually it did not work. Regardless of the graphics, the game sound is really perfect, characters are spoken in Japanese and their meanings are subtitled in other languages, which is very beautiful and interesting for the Eastern fans. Until the end of the game, the only negative factor is the artificial intelligence of the enemies; in some cases, they do not differ in the physical objects of the game, and in some cases they are irrational, hard-tempered. But again, Aragami is trying to hide their fails with increasing the number of enemies, and of course with that it has been able to compensate its not so good artificial intelligence. As it increases the number of enemies which you need to overcome, you need to be constantly on the move, and apart from their weak intelligence, the challenge of the game is still maintained at a decent level. The game also has the ability to play with others, or multiplayer, and you can adventure and fight with your other friends, which, of course, lowers the difficulty of the game, but gives you a good team spirit for you and the dominant atmosphere.
This is in the list of my favorite games of stealth, it certainly has some fascinating graphics and it fulfills very well the function of stealth I believe that stealth games are not for all types of people, and I am the type that I love to be hidden and murdering enemies in the shadows, that's what I like about games of this type, I recommend it.
First off, the art style fully embraces the Japanese aesthetic the artists were aiming and I can only assume a lot of the art is hand drawn. Now for the game itself. I'm not a super stealthy person in my games and Aragami punished that style. As you are made of shadow, the enemy can easily stun/slow/kill you with light from their swords. The good news is you can play a very aggressive sneakiness. Trust me, it will make sense when you play it. As the story slowly unfolded, I found myself drawn to the cut scenes. Was absolutely not disappointed in the story development between the main protagonist and Yamiko. I put together a video going into more detail here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9n3kGis_bA
Aragami is a stealth game and there is a strong emphasis here on hiding. Do not expect many weapons and plenty of occasions to attack. We are a ghost in the shady body basically defenceless in the face of light. What's important main protagonist cannot even carry corpses so player must take it into consideration while playing. Overall it's a good stealth game for a budget price.
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