Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sneak King (Xbox 360) Review

Back in 2006, Sneak King was released with a trio of titles for the Burger King restaurants as a cheap video game (which also worked on the original Xbox) that could be purchased through one of their value meals. The idea was as strange as the look of the Burger King himself, but people made a pretty big deal out of these games. I recently got my hands on a copy of Sneak King, and it's about what I figured it would be. 
 The game-play is focused on stealth (why? I don't know) with the Burger King going around giving out Whoppers and other unhealthy treats to hungry people in various locations. 
 But for some reason, people want to be surprised to get their food and non-hungry folks don't want to see Mr. King either. So you have to sneak around (sometimes having to hide in certain places) until you can complete various missions. Pretty much all of them are just finding people hungry for some fast food. Sneaking is easy enough (I never really had to hide) since people can't see 5 feet in front of them, but delivering food gets old. 
Sneak King feels like a bad stealth mini-game that would normally be part of a better adventure. Sam Fisher and Solid Snake are not jealous of the Burger Sneak King. I can see why some people tolerated the idea back in 2006 since it was a novel idea at the time. But now it's not funny, and rather disappointing and sad. The burger and fries are no longer hot, and they long since expired; it's better to toss this garbage in the trash.

Score: 2 out of 10 

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