"Splinter Cell: Blacklist is not the compromised shoot-fest disaster than many had anticipated. In actuality it’s a great addition to the series and an improvement over Conviction. " The Marb from Gameondaily looks back at Splinter Cell: Blacklist
I loved the game. It gave you options to just play around in these levels, so if you wanted to go all stealth, you could, and if you wanted to mix it up you could, and of you wanted to use all kinds of gimmicks, you could. It were all separate little playgrounds you could play over and over again in different ways. It had smooth well-responding gameplay, good graphics, a nice story, enough content when it came to different outfits and weapons and such, no DLC-milking, etc etc. Just a very enjoyable good game.
Surprising to know really. I pretty much wrote this off based on the masses of e-hate but mostly because of my backlog. If its better than Conviction then I'm in for a treat because I actually enjoyed that game.
Blacklist takes all the best parts from Chaos theory and Conviction. It's a fantastic game.
It's much better then Conviction gameplay and level design wise, it gives you lots of toys no matter what play style you like. That said I'm not a big fan of the new voice actor, he sounds too young & monotone but other then that its great.
@Septic: I did the same. I wrote it off based on poor reception and mixed reviews. GamesTM only gave it a 5, saying it was a bit too easy to just blast through using all the gimmicks. However, I picked it up when a local store sold it for only 30 euro, including the cool statue. I basically just bought it for the statue. Decided to give the game a try anyway, and I just loved it. The criticism GamesTM gave, that it was too easy to just choose to blast your way through, I didn't see that as a negative, cause I still tried each and every time to play the levels as stealthy as I could. And when I got caught or something went wrong, I had a fighting chance to shoot my way out of trouble, but often obviously it would mean back to the checkpoint. I really loved the original trilogy on Xbox, but I feel Blacklist is the best in the series.
I didn't had high hopes for Blacklist but after playing it I had to eat my words. It's the best splinter cell since chaos theory IMO.
I fully agree Yi, exceeded my expectations.
Never played Spliter cell games really, as I just don't enjoy "stealth" in the way most games implement it. Sounds like this might be worth a look though. Probably still looks quite reasonable on the PC too.
It does I just downloaded it when ubisoft had its publisher sale.I haven't played much but the graphics look great on my gtx 860m. Only gripe I have is uplay
I have had it on PC for a while. It's a good game. Reminds me of the Splinter Cell games from the OG Xbox era. I have not beat the game as of yet (backlog and work is just f'n terrible this time of year) but I will soon. The first 2 levels are classic Splinter Cell.
Only complaint is the mass executions. I'm also not a fan of the slowdown in MGS5 though.
I bought it like a month ago in a PSN discount sale, 15 bucks well spent, the game is amazing. I've haven't finished though, blame Helldivers and Bloodborne for that.
Not only was it a great game, it looked stunning maxed out on PC.
Splinter cell chaos theory ones of my favourite games ever. Conviction wasn't as good, and I still have to finish blacklist.
I had a blast with this game. Liked it a lot.
This game is on my to do list along with countless others, I enjoyed Double Agent and so I'm sure I'll love this even more :)
I got this day one and LOVED it. It fixed a huge amount of issues that came with Conviction.
I've only played a portion of it, but I already like it over Conviction. It's a really good game so far and quite fun!
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