This game went on sale shortly after I finished Splinter Cell: Blacklist, it was on sale for $1.24 and when I saw the video I figured it would just be a low budget version of splinter cell and bought it because it was cheap and mostly for the lulz.
When I actually started playing the game I was pleasently surprised, as it turned out to be a lot more fun than I expected it to be. My initial impression was mostly correct, this is essentially a low-budget version of splinter cell, but it is done well and if you enjoy stealth games you will probably like this.
The stealth is handled well, you have a visibility meter which shows how visible you are, and you have 4 movement speeds. The slowest movement speed moves very slow(obv) but the enemies cannot hear you even if you are right behind them and as you increase in speed the enemies will be able to hear you from farther and farther away. Movement is easily toggled and as you learn the correct distances to which an enemy can hear you, quickly toggling your speed becomes second nature.
You also are kind of a MacGyver, you find junk lying around(cans, plastic bottles, etc etc) and you can use this junk to craft al manner of items which make being stealthy easier and easier. You unlock blueprints as they game goes on and once you unlock a print you can craft that item if you have the proper junk for it, is is all easily done and very intuititve. The gadgets overall are very cool, you can make a slingshot and craft all manner of silent ammo for it, you can lay traps for enemies(both quiet and non-lethal to loud and boomy) and you can even create luring devices that will make your enemies plod right into your mine, provided you lay the trap in a dark place. If you drop a mine in the light the enemies will see it and disarm it.
You also get an x-ray camera weapon which is beyond cool, it lets you see through walls and locate enemies before they can see you, and it even damages enemies through walls, although ammo is limited for it, it is very cool to be able to just blast enemies silently through a wall.
There are only 2 guns in the game, the pistol and an ak-47. The vast majority of the game is stealth but there are a few run n gun sections, and luckily the gunplay handles well enough, although it is easy to bait the enemies into choke points and just blast them as they walk through.
The story is good, and rather lengthy, the game took me about 11-12 hours to complete and there are several twists and turns as the story progresses, it is entertaining and mostly well done. There is also a save anywhere function which comes in handy, just be warned the game only auto saves at the start of levels so make sure you use the save system because the missions are generally pretty lengthy.
At a sale price of $1.24 this game was a steal, but even at the full price of 5 dollars you are getting your moneys worth. If you enjoy stealth games like splinter cell you should pick this up, it is not as good or polished as that game, but it is a good time and well worth the low asking price.