It's a stealth actioner with acrobatics! Svelte protagonist Nova's ghost (or psionic) abilities get you through the game's 25 levels firing an absolute minimum of shots. All that, plus it's set in the story-rich Starcraft universe (although you don't have to play the PC/N64 strategy game classic to properly enjoy it).
HOW WAS IT?
The levels--and Nova's catlike navigation through them--look beautiful, and so far the game plays smoothly. I could jump onto a conveniently placed ceiling pipe, hang upside down, zoom in with a sniper rifle, and execute enemies without ever touching the ground. On other levels, you can maneuver siege tanks, call in nuclear strikes, and use fancy bullet-time attacks. What's not to like?
Download Starcraft: Ghost
Yes, it's a StarCraft game, but no, it doesn't feature any real-time strategy like the original game (PC, N64). The gameplay in Ghost can best be described as a mix of elements from Metal Gear Solid, Tenchu, and Oni. Not only is the main character, Nova, deadly with firearms and short-range combat, she also comes equipped with a stealth cloak and the ability to see enemies through walls (one of many cool skills). In a very early Xbox version, Nova had no problem hanging upside-down from a ladder and sniping alien beings, or moving so fast that blasting away multiple enemies was a walk in the park. And even though Ghost is primarily a single-player game, the developers tell us a multiplayer mode is in the works.