OXM UK: "Ubisoft Toronto talks stealth, secret online modes and fixing Conviction"
As with Conviction, I think this looks great providing you forget that it's supposed to be a Splinter Cell game.
That's the problem. It is a Splinter Cell game and as such it ruins the experience because that's what we want to be playing and think we're buying. People who haven't played the earlier games will no doubt love it to bits but for those of us who have it leaves a very bad taste in the mouth.
... but TBH they should have used this new gameplay for a completely NEW IP, cause it isn't the Splinter Cell the fans love and want. The same thing goes for that new Brothers in Arms game that was supposed to come out, and was COMPLETELY different in terms of gameplay, style, etc as the earlier games. Just give it a new name, instead of linking it to an existing IP!
What never really got me with Rebooting some franchises is the IP that they use. Splinter Cell Conviciton is literally nothing like the original games..They could of given it a new IP and it wouldn't of effected the franchise one bit. Just thinking that way to be honest.
You can't ruin something that's already been ruined. The best you can do is kick the game while it's down. Therefore, good job for kicking the downed game, Ubisoft.
You aren't going to please everyone. People have played this game for years will say that this franchise is doomed and a younger generation or those who never played will likely enjoy it. That is the risk you take in the gaming world as everyone is a critic but I thought it looked good and will be picking it up but some won't and some will.
For many fans of the series it is already ruined because the voice actor of 10 years (a decade) has been given his pink slip. I am one of the very many that will not support this game without M. Ironside, the man whose voice we identify Sam Fischer with.
Agreed. It's just too awkward to be playing as Fisher without Ironside providing the voice. I'm not doubting this other guy's talent, but there is oen and only one person who can be described as Mr. Sam Fisher and that'd be Ironside. Also, the thing that I thought Conviction at least nailed was the use of stealth to kill every bastard you saw. It was a fun game for that and it at least could loosely identify it's gameplay as Splinter Cell gameplay because it at least had SOME STEALTH. Blacklist, from what we've seen, is not that at all. It's some younger guy playing an older Sam Fisher that suddenly LOOKS younger whilst killing a bunch of guys in plain sight. There is pretty much nothing to connect this to Splinter Cell now. Also, since Sam has his own Echelon now, don't you think he'd go back to being all stealthy like he was back for when he was working for Third Echelon? There's no sense in place for this game...
It tells me Ubisoft were cheap They say it's because of the motion acting but you have someone like Richard McGonagle who plays Sully in Uncharted do motion acting and he's older then Ironside. Fact is it would of cost more money to get Ironside to do motion acting and thats how lame Ubisoft are. They seem to be turning into the next Capcom/Activision
So am gonna guess sports is not your cup of tea seeing as how players are traded,leave or are cut no matter how long they been your team or any other team.
wait if fishers a spy why wouldn't he want to work only at night why would he want to work during the day it makes no sense
I liked conviction a lot. Do I miss the good old slow and steady stealth, of course, but it was still a great game.The way that Sam's character development from all four of the other games came together was just great and warranted the new play system. People who complain about it clearly don't understand that he was on a tight leash in the first 4 games but not in conviction plus his daughter was still alive and in danger, what parent wouldn't go to great lengths to protect their kid. I'm just pissed they didn't get Michael Ironside back for Sam's voice, he will always be Sam Fisher to me he did such a good job.
The Old splinter cells requires patience and thinking. Conviction requires none of that. Literally the whole game was Enter room. RUN up behind guard while ur screen was black and grey. Hit melee then mark the rest. That's the whole game. The older ones required you to be stealthy not just kill everything in sight. They should have made a new game called conviction. Not killing an ready beloved IP. It's like if they turned uncharted into an fps with no platforming and nolan north didnt play drake.
You still had the option to be stealthy, especially if you were going for a no alerts run or playing infiltration. That did require you to stop and think a bit more which I appreciated. Yeah it's a turn from the older games but it isn't at all a bad game
Am I the only one who thinks Sam Fisher suddenly looks like Isaac Clarke?
True Michael Ironside was my selling point. 70 something year old Sam Fisher needs death already if his voice is gone.
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