Stealth gameplay tends to follow common tropes, such as hiding in tall grass, shadows, and stabbing your foes in the back (or shooting them from afar). Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit’s unique stealth mechanics add another feature that, while not new, is an pivotal and powerful mechanic in stealth gameplay.
As I mentioned, possession mechanics aren’t new; Dishonored, another stealth title, has something similar. In this case, however, I think it is more along the lines of playing as an adorable little squishy Cherub in Messiah. With Wonhon, you’re not going to do much without taking over a host body, and you’re much more vulnerable by design.
This isn’t a traditional RPG game with levels and skills; you’re squishy, and your enemies aren’t. You’ll always be at a disadvantage, and death (again) is always looming.
The story, according to the Steam listing, is as follows:
Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit is a paranormal stealth action game about revenge and its price. The game takes place in the alternative history of Korea in the 1920s. The main character is a Korean girl who was killed along with her family during the attack on the village. She meets Jeoseung Saja, the God of Death, and makes a deal with him. He gives the heroine a paranormal ability to turn into a ghost and possess living creatures.
So, maybe a little Dishonored, then, in that you’ve gained your powers from a mystical source, but that is where the similarities end.
This is definitely one to keep an eye on if you’re looking for something new in the stealth gameplay world that actually seems challenging. Check it out on Steam, and keep checking back here for updates!