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Overall if you’d told me that I’d thoroughly enjoy a stealth game I would have thought you were crazy until I played Never Stop Sneakin’. Its arcade-like sensibilities, consistent push for you to keep moving, and completely silly story sequences have made me a believer though. If you’re coming in hoping for something big and broad you won’t find it here, it is a tight and action-oriented stealth title with a simple but effective hook... and also well worth giving a look.
It distills the fun of stealth into an accessible analog stick or touch screen-controlled experience. The main drawback is that it leans too heavily on repeating similar experiences. As long as you can focus more on the critical path, it's still a worthy game, but the charm and ingenuity start to fade when you see the same environment and setup for the nth time.
Humble Hearts has another fun little game on its hands with Never Stop Sneakin'. It's far from perfect and lacks the variety in level and boss design that would make me want to keep coming back, but the fast run-based gameplay is addictive as hell, and I do love those blocky polygon character models.
Never Stop Sneakin' is a lovingly crafted parody of early Metal Gear Solid games that pairs some genuinely funny dialogue and ridiculous characters and cutscenes with its own brand of impressively slick stealth action. Its levels are pretty repetitive and there's quite a bit of unnecessary grinding and replaying of missions in an effort to artificially extend the running time but, overall, this is a fun little title that's perfect for dipping in and out of for a hit of light-hearted tactical espionage action.
Humble Hearts has managed to create a fun little title with Never Stop Sneakin'. While far from perfect and lacking the complexity to make the gameplay memorable, the fast-paced combat is addictive and the Metal Gear Solid references are fantastic.
While the base gameplay of the title is solid and great, the lack of variety really hurts it. This is especially upsetting as the game is highly polished in virtually every single aspect. With a few improvements, the game could really be something very unique and special. Since the base gameplay is solid, you might find to enjoy it if you play it for shorter section. Are you entertained by goofy humour and are looking for something low-stress to play inbetween sessions? You might find this title to be quite interesting.
Sold as a Metal Gear Solid parody, Never Stop Sneakin' delivers mission after mission some top down infiltration fun with retro visuals which clearly act as a strong hommage to the PlayStation console. Strong as it can be within its first hours, the game runs short of idea before we really expect it to, maybe acting too generously too early to keep up with the genre.
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A stylish introduction and grand presentation can't save this slog of a stealth game. Never Stop Sneakin' plays all its cards in the opening hand and then never follows up.