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Submitted by JamieReleases 831d ago | news

Raymond: 'Complexity' holds back Splinter Cell popularity, "really is a thinking game"

Jade Raymond of Ubisoft Montreal explains that Splinter Cell's stealthy ways make it a more 'complex' game than most others, which has led to its popularity suffering - demands we think a lot before we act.

While Conviction was a lot more action-orientated, it still required you to plan out your approach. Other titles with stealth elements 'forgiven a lot more' than Splinter Cell. (PC, PS3, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Xbox 360)

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NYC_Gamer  +   831d ago
This is just another excuse to down dumb the franchise even more
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Donnieboi  +   831d ago
Wow I always thought Ms. Raymond was smarter than to say something this dumb.
isarai  +   831d ago
I'm sorry what?! the whole reason people starting bitching and the reason it became less popular than it used to be is because the series has been severely dumbed down FROM a thinking mans game to more of an action TPS
nukeitall  +   831d ago
I wonder what the sales will do now that they are back to basics.
TheKayle1   831d ago | Trolling | show
DevilishSix  +   831d ago
I don't care about this franchise without Ironsides voice. He is Sam Fischer. Boycott this game, I would rather they end any series then throw new voices which are not identified to the main character. Same with Masterchief, Kratos, etc. end series and start a new game in the same universe.
darren_poolies  +   831d ago
You want them to end the entire series and reboot it or whatever because one voice actor left? You're delusional my friend.
Erudito87  +   831d ago
so thats why they completely dumbed down the series with a generic terrorist plot
majiebeast  +   831d ago
Didnt the franchise take a nose dive when they started dumbing it down?
Shadonic  +   830d ago
yup but they dont want to recognize that as the problem because that would mean that it was because of there choices and not the markets.
amaguli  +   831d ago
Could have sworn that Splinter Cell was popular due to its complexity.
lonesoul65  +   831d ago
read the whole article...in talking about the "pure" mode and playing through the game without killing anyone but your target, I would say that IS a thinking mans game. Jeez

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