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I Just Figured Out What’s Bothering Me About Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Kotaku: "Everything that I know so far about Splinter Cell: Blacklist tells me that I should like it: it’s a beautiful, globe-trotting third-person adventure that gives you a ton of freedom to play the way you want. But, each moment I’ve laid eyes on it, I’ve been bothered by this nagging feeling in the back of my head."

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MuchoHombre1069d ago SpamShowReplies(2)
cyguration1069d ago

"Conviction felt tenser and more personal than other Splinter Cell games and teased an intriguing shift for the franchise’s future."

Personal? Yes. Tense? No.

Conviction was easy-peasy and I had no problems steam-rolling through that game in about six hours flat. I never fully conquered Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory because it was too hard and I loved that game for that very reason (I also had a ton of other games I was playing at the time, too).

Blacklist's biggest problem is that they young'end Sam and then gave him a really bad, kill-all attitude. It's just not Sam Fisher anymore... it's a wannabe Jack Bauer who isn't half as hardened and has even fewer reasons to be as bitter.

Einhert1069d ago

I would like an actual tactical stealth experience.

Conviction was just a bad arcade game that completely devolved splinter cell as a series.

CrossingEden1069d ago

yes, adding more gameplay options and adding it so that people can play the game the way they want and being able to upgrade to suit it to your playstyle is the epitome of devolving

Einhert1069d ago (Edited 1069d ago )

Conviction had more options than Chaos Theory?

Not sure if srs

Dr Pepper1069d ago

"yes, adding more gameplay options and adding it so that people can play the game the way they want and being able to upgrade to suit it to your playstyle is the epitome of devolving"

Wow. So taking away: the ability to hide bodies, gadgets like sticky shockers, the ability to whistle, etc., was giving the player more options? What an odd world you live in.

Sorry, but unlimited ammo and an instant multi-kill button (mark and execute) are terrible examples of a great leap forward in gameplay.

CrossingEden1069d ago

evidently know one figured out that i'm talking about splinter cell blacklist -_-

Dr Pepper1069d ago

"evidently know one figured out that i'm talking about splinter cell blacklist -_- "

Seeing as how you responded to a comment about Conviction, and used the same terminology as he/she did in a sarcastic manner to defend said game (devolving), it's kind of weird that you now claim to be talking about Blacklist.

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likeaboss3021069d ago

No Michael Ironside, no sale

theWB271069d ago

So you only played Splinter Cell to hear his voice? This looks closer to the first 3 Splinter Cells that we've had in awhile. But all it takes is a voice actor to be replaced...I was quite bummed to see him go but this looks too good to pass for that reason alone. To each his own...

likeaboss3021068d ago

If it was a complete reboot of the series I'd be ok with a new voice actor. However, it's not so I'm approaching this game with caution. Michael's voice was a perfect fit for the character.

Honestly I'm kind of checked out of this gen anyways. Putting my money towards next-gen gaming.

theWB271068d ago

I'm right with you about being checked out of this gen. Splinter Cell and GTA are the only titles left I wanna play.

SIRHC131069d ago

I want Chaos Theory 2.0. Too much to ask?

yaz2881069d ago

did you play the rest? (SP1,PD,DA) just curious.

SIRHC131069d ago

Just Chaos, Double Agent, and Conviction. I didn't get into SC till the start of this gen.

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