50°
Submitted by Lavalamp 431d ago | preview

Everyone's second-guessing Sam in Splinter Cell: Blacklist | Joystiq

Joystiq: "In Splinter Cell: Blacklist, series frontman Sam Fisher finds himself in a new position as leader of Fourth Echelon, a black ops outfit assembled by the President of the United States. Fourth Echelon was formed to hunt down The Engineers, a group of terrorists promising to attack American interests every seven days until all US troops are pulled out of foreign countries." (PC, PS3, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Dr Pepper  +   431d ago
Why is he leading a government black ops force as an agent in the field? It would be like Lambert being the field operative in the original trilogy. Just one of the many aspects I can't help but question in terms of developer choices.
Allsystemgamer  +   431d ago
Should have made a new agent as the lead character due to lack of ironside/fact that fisher is head of 4E.
theWB27  +   431d ago
Cause it's a videogame and certain liberties can be taken to make us feel a little more bada$$. Is it all that different than the route Agent Hunt has taken in the Mission Impossible movies?
Dr Pepper  +   431d ago
"Cause it's a videogame and certain liberties can be taken to make us feel a little more bada$$. Is it all that different than the route Agent Hunt has taken in the Mission Impossible movies?"

The franchise used to be above such things like "we must include anything and everything that makes it super duper badass". It doesn't make sense in the world Splinter Cell established. At all. Comparing it to Mission Impossible movies where there have been motorcycle fights... holy hell. Just shows where Maxime Beland has taken this series.
#1.2.1 (Edited 431d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report
theWB27  +   431d ago
It established a world back on the first Xbox. That's a loong time ago. 2002. How many times could we have a game where all that happened was: we get introduced to a bad organization and third echelon sends Sam out on a mission? That's alot of games to keep that same formula. Game and mechanic wise, they're taking the game back to its stealth roots which is the best thing we could ask for.
Dr Pepper  +   431d ago
"How many times could we have a game where all that happened was: we get introduced to a bad organization and third echelon sends Sam out on a mission?"

Have someone send Sam on missions, make him retire, or put him behind a desk and direct other people. What we have now is something absurd. And it wasn't a lot of games at all, it was 3 over the life span of the Xbox, ending in 2005 (with the Shanghai studio making one of those three).

Do you honestly prefer the direction the series has taken with Double Agent, Conviction and now Blacklist?
#1.3.1 (Edited 431d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report
theWB27  +   431d ago
I actually dig the stories. The going rogue aspect. But I'll hold judgment on this 4th echelon story until I play through it. I do appreciate it going back to its stealth roots.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Review: Hyperion Fury FPS Gaming Mouse - Not the fastest mouse on the pad

35m ago - Logitech has raved about the Hyperion Fury mouse being “The Worlds fastest gaming mouse” and as s... | PC
20°

The console MMO: it’s time to embrace the future

38m ago - Destiny, an MMO in all but name, signals the inevitable direction of console triple-A. Destiny... | Culture
20°

Review: Back to Bed (DarkZero)

38m ago - Anthony Morris: "It’s difficult to say what exactly art is. It’s so subjective and different in e... | iPhone
20°

Flockers Review [Capsule Computers]

55m ago - Vicky Martin from Capsule Computers wrote: "Team 17 return from the Worms franchise with a Lem... | PC
Ad

Destiny The Game

Now - Explore Mars, Rediscover Venus, Reclaim the moon, Protect Earth. Become Legend. The wait is over! Destiny is now available to play, Pick up your... | Promoted post
30°

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Soundtrack Now Available to Pre-Order

1h ago - Hardcore Gamer: Great news for Isaac fans today, as Nicalis has put up the entire soundtrack of t... | PC
Related content from friends