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Submitted by Lavalamp 928d ago | opinion piece

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." (PC, PS3, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Wii U, Xbox 360)

MuchoHombre   928d ago | Spam
cyguration  +   928d 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.
Einhert  +   928d ago
I would like an actual tactical stealth experience.

Conviction was just a bad arcade game that completely devolved splinter cell as a series.
CrossingEden  +   928d 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
Einhert  +   927d ago
Conviction had more options than Chaos Theory?

Not sure if srs
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Dr Pepper  +   927d 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.
CrossingEden  +   927d ago
evidently know one figured out that i'm talking about splinter cell blacklist -_-
Dr Pepper  +   927d 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.
likeaboss302  +   928d ago
No Michael Ironside, no sale
theWB27  +   928d 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...
likeaboss302  +   927d 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.
theWB27  +   927d 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.
SIRHC13  +   927d ago
I want Chaos Theory 2.0. Too much to ask?
yaz288  +   927d ago
did you play the rest? (SP1,PD,DA) just curious.
SIRHC13  +   927d ago
Just Chaos, Double Agent, and Conviction. I didn't get into SC till the start of this gen.
Chapter11  +   927d ago
"Everything that I know so far about Splinter Cell: Blacklist tells me that I should like it".

That line alone is lols-worthy. Nothing about Call of Duty Blacklist looks goods.
dcj0524  +   927d ago
Is that a black ops sequeal? Eh I stopped buying cod since 2009. Splinter cell blacklist looks great though. Surley you would agree? Oh is COD:black list a PSVITA game?
awesomeabe1998  +   927d ago
The only thing of this game that is bothering me is the multiplayer. Are there only the two versions of Spies v Mercs or are there other multiplayer modes? If anyone knows, reply.
JunioRS101  +   927d ago
When are we going to get a splinter cell that is like the first splinter cell?

Not an all-out action movie, just a good narrative, with good stealthy gameplay. Hangin' from pipes 'n sh*t.
Campy da Camper  +   927d ago
Ubi has a chance to redeem themselves for that abortion of a game: Conviction IF they make spy vs mercs just like chaos theory. That is the only reason I'd buy this game.

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