All stealth in games is shoehorned in, plopped in half-assed, or just absolute garbage.* But is that really the worst part about stealth games? You’d be surprised to learn that, no, it’s not. The fact that stealth games will have shitty stealth gameplay is a given, so many developers give you ways to play the game without using it. And that is the problem.
I can understand and even emphasize with the stealth gameplay being complete terrible because these games will usually give you a gameplay choice between either the run-n-gun or the stealth path. But, they won’t give you a story choice between the two.
Here is how the stealth options work in regards to the story paths, character choices, and endings in these games.