Lince Works’ new stealth game Aragami is fun but ultimately too clunky of an experience. We slice and dice in this Kotaku Plays!

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I really wanted to like Aragami, which is out now across all major platforms and operating systems. Stealth games are basically giant puzzle games and I’ve always loved hiding behind a corner only to lunge out at the last second and take down a baddie.

Even with cool teleporting powers, the stealth in Aragami is far too inconsistent and haphazard. Enemy patrol routes are unclear, controls unwieldy, and the game chugs to maintain a solid frame rate.

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There’s the kernel of a good game here and if you stick with it, Aragami can provide some remarkably intense moments. It is fun for a while before fading back into the shadows.