BT:Splinter Cell: Blacklist picks up soon after the events of Splinter Cell: Conviction. This game absolutely does not make any concession to players who have forgotten everything about the previous or never gone anywhere near it. You're expected to, at every point a reference emerges, nod your head in recognition. It’s made eerier because they've changed Sam Fisher’s voice actor and character model a slight bit. You spend a while wondering if you’re even playing as the same person while people around are all shouting exposition.