I can't stress that strongly enough. It's an attempt to make an utterly serious stealth game about a sexy lady killing Nazis who are in no way vampires. Here, just take a look at the screenshots.
I'm sure this Nazi is just using that extra-long collar to keep himself warm, and not block out the burning rays of the sun.
And while this picture might suggest that a vampire Nazi's internal body temperature is so low that his breath condensates the moment it hits the air, that's not the case. He's just smoking.
Why wouldn't this guy be a little pale? He's stationed in a crypt, after all! Wait—Crypt?
Oh, I'm sure that's nothing. It's totally normal for soldiers to be jealously protecting ancient stone coffins, right?
Although that really does seem like a lot of manpower for guarding something that's already dead. You know what? Maybe we should get out of the underground levels for a little while.
There are plenty of non-vampire-related reasons why his skin is the exact same colour as the white door behind him, I just can't think of any at the moment. And the fact that if that lady didn't have a pink face you might think the image was in black and white? Also normal.
Perhaps I'm overreacting. Could they all belong to some sort of super-secret Albino Korps? Perhaps this is all my fault, I mean, we haven't seen them in really good light yet, have we?
Is this why the Nazis wore grey uniforms? So that, along with their ash-grey skin they could blend in with urban sprawl and age-bleached fences?
Okay, I found a sniper rifle. Let's finally get a good look at these guys close up. They can't be that vampire-y, can they?
Okay, I stand corrected. But despite all the visual evidence to the contrary, I want to make it abundantly clear that Velvet Assassin is not a game about killing Nazi vampires. To prove my point, here's a picture from Operation Darkness, a game that actually IS about killing Nazi vampires. I think you'll see that the last officer and this guy bear little to no—
Nothing relevant to this conversation, that's for sure! Because we're here to talk about (sorry, write and read about, respectively) GC_Danny, who's updating this profile for the first time in thirteen years!
So let's take a gander back at that time and see what's happened! In addition to writing hundreds of video game reviews, Dan produced a book that can be legally purchased by almost anyone! He also wrote two short films, two episodes of television, and two movies! Although, sadly, and through much fault of his own, the movies have yet to be released.
In addition to general game reviewing, he's also dabbled in more long-form work, writing some of the longest and most comprehensive game reviews of all time. Then there's his non-GameCritics blogging, where he's famous as the world's foremost expert on the TV show Criminal Minds, as well as the co-host of a weekly podcast - he's even working on a new videogame/critical experiment, which you can find out more about here!
If all that wasn't enough, just a few months ago he rebranded himself as 'The Hidden Object Guru', hoping to stake another claim of ultimate expertise, this time over a genre of casual games! Will he be successful? Only time will tell, but you're free to join the thrilling ride at his YouTube channel!
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