On the heels of the early details of Splinter Cell Conviction, it's now possible to see the new mode in action. The first footage has emerged, depicting the Russian agent Kestrel and the American agent Archer.
Can't Come soon enough. Edit: @ Below. The first too game were hard for me. If you made one mistake, it was over, more or less. They hit it on the head with chaos theory. IF I got over excited and exposed myself, They next wave of enemies would start wearing helmets and flak jacket.
I've always been more of a "go in guns blazing" kind of gamer, but games like Splinter Cell and Metal Gear Solid cannot be played that way. This game looks really exciting, though. I'm sure there will be moments where I get impatient and just decided to expose myself to the enemy and hope I can clear them out before I die.
Conviction looks to encorperate a lot more gunplay, probably a combination of trying to attract shooter fans and trying to keep the series fresh. I hope it doesn't lose too much of the stealth elements because that is what got me into splinter cell in the first place, being the hardcore MGS fan that I am.
Looks pretty good. I function that i want in co-op stealth games, is if you talk on the mic while near an enemy they detect you and fire lol.
looks sick. can't wait. 6 hours for co-op alone!? awesome. Wonder if it'll be multi-discs on the 360
I'm guessing this is the reason why the PC version got nixed, so they could improve the multiplayer options to make another good 360 shooter-centric game. Microsoft is very good at getting the games that are tailored to their primary audience and this is why Sony will continue to fight an uphill battle in the U.S.
The unreal engine.
I hope its not too shooter centric. The first 2 games were very trial and error but stealth and using the gadgets to your advantage are what Splinter Cell is all about. XB has enough straight out shooters. I dont think they'll turn this into one. Cant wait.
@Kaveti, Stewgart and Bathyj Actually in MGS4 they gave us very shooter centric controls, they were pretty tight, you could go over the shoulder or 1st person and it worked greatly 'all guns blazing', I actually did an entire playthrough like that just for kicks. It didn't make it a straight shooter, but all the time you had the option to change from the safer but patience and time demanding stealth approach to a riskier and more direct shooter approach, and that could be pretty fluid. Usually in MGS, SC or any stealth game you don't get much chances, hence the trial and error kind of gameplay, which hold you a lot in cover for the perfect chance, this shooter mechanics make up for that, you CAN mess up and still have a chance, the thing is the enemy easily outnumber you and can call for back up, so it usually holds the less impatient gamers a bit 'till they can, for example get 2 enemies quickly, while ou t o f the view of a 3rd one, which he can take while it check the bodies. There is a risk the game coud be unbalanced so stealth feels too hard and guns blazing too easy or vice versa, but I didn't feel it at all in MGS4, at least not as a whole (there were some parts easier to go shoot out, there were some that you really didn't want attention, but rarely by much), it was no more than an option, it wasn't shooter centric unless you want to. I believe Ubi aim for the same 'play as you like' approach, should be great if they spend the time to find the right balance for whatever experience they want you to have. For sure some elitist snob gamers had complained as the game became more accessible, but I guess you can't please everyone.
Gameplay looks so stunning! Can't wait for this, i know this will be super fun with a friend.
Hell yeah GOTY b!tches sorry dorids .
It must b 1 hell of a slow year if your right
This game will own but your still a stupid butthurt fanboy sonslave.
Xbox 360 has owned 2010 2006= Xbox 360 2007- Xbox 360 2008= Xbox 360 2009 = PS3 ( I Admit PS3 had some solid titles this year ) 2010 = Xbox 360 Halo Reach = Death Of PS3
Conviction is going to be one hell of a ride.
This is going to be sweeeeet! Nothing says stealth like a bunch of lights on your head :)
yeah, that makes no sence even to this day coop should be fun
Its a gameplay decision to help you the player see where your character is. Same reason there is always a LCD screen on sam fishers back displaying colors showing you how well hidden you are.
Yeah. As we can all see, those three cool-looking lights give the player an obvious tactical advantage.
I hate to say it, but this time Socomnick is right. When Ubi created SC they noted that you lost your character of sight when in shadows, this was a problem because since the first game, Sam only execute some actions if right positioned, if you are in the dark trying to lockpick a door or grab an enemy passing by, for exemple, could be a headache. The solution was to add lights to the character, this way you could know where it is and which direction it is facing. They choose those goggles because real ENVG have a green 'glow', that is actually reflex of the filters (which won't happen in the dark, you would need light to reflex). For the same reason they later added lights, in the back and arm, as other gadgets. They could have done some light/color changing effect when you go in the dark or what not, but would be just as cheap as this invisible lit up Xmas tree in the dark, not much anyone could do without compromise the game, I mean, where the hell Snake put the cardboard box while not using it? Still they are kind of cool and a mark of the franchise, even if a better solution comes, I don't think the goggles are going anywhere.
I have both consoles too Xbox 360&Wii.
You're missing out on some of the best games this gen then.
This is THE ONLY 360 game that I wish was on PS3.
Buy a 360 and you'll have the best of both worlds. To many great exclusives in 2010 to only have one console.
But I REFUSE to invest any more money in it, now being on my 3rd replacement. Its just not dependable enough to warrant any further investment. Simple fix, buy it on PC.
cant wait to play this on mah PC, first Splinter Cell game for me
hmm the concept looks awesome but the graphics are weak in my opinion. Isn't this game supposed to be taking full advantage of the 360?
I don't ever recall them saying anything about taking advantage of the 360...got links?
It's running on Unreal Engine 2.5. So, no, it's not taking full advantage of the 360 hardware, in my opinion. Although the devs will tell you that it is.
Ok thanks for clearing that up. I might check it out when it's released.
U mean 3.5 right? :)
no. It's the LEAD engine which is based of UE 2.5
Wow you guys. This game runs on a heavily modified Unreal 2.5. Just like Bioshock and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. Plenty of technically impressive games run on "old" engines. The entire CoD series runs on a beefed up Quake engine. Dead space was made on The Godfather engine. My point is an engine's name or origins has nothing to do with the technical prowess of a modified version. Ubisoft made it from the ground up to take advantage of the 360 hardware. The lighting tech alone beats the piss out of UE.
You are correct, sir. I just feel, however, that the developers should have used, at the very least, the Unreal Engine 3, and modified on top of that. Or, I would have preferred if they made a proprietary engine. Licensing the Unreal Engine from Epic is common practice because it's cheap to do and the engine itself is very versatile. But the drawbacks are that the engine is not tailored to a specific console. So, I would rather Ubisoft had played to the strengths of the 360 and made a custom engine. That shows more commitment towards making a wonderful game because making a custom engine is a big risk. It takes time and money. But the results are usually very good.
Well, maybe. It looks good though... Most games never tap a console's FULL potential I suppose.
That's harder than it sounds. The financial investment to make a proprietary engine rather than modifying an existing licensed engine was probably large. I'm sure that Ubi looked into all the pros and cons. Also, there's a lot of stuff in the background of a lot of engines that makes it easier to just snag from another engine. A famous programming saying is "Good programmers produce good code, Great programmers reuse the code of the good programmers." There's really no reason for ubisoft to redo all the work that epic already did when they can just pay some money. Also, they probably used 2.5 either because 3 wasn't out when they started, or it was cheaper to license and had all the features they needed anyway.
I hope you know the video/trailer gameplay is suppose to be looking through a sercurity cam and has a cam fliter effect.
coming soon to ps3 crapbox gets flushed down the toilet with the rest of feces gimp in
I can see it now "non beta version coming to ps3 in 6 months time" lol. Don't say we didn't warn you bots.
work hard on the beta test, bots, and maybe this game would improve
Looking great. Does the PC have LAN/online co-op? I hope it does
I dont see many 360 "exclusives" that are on PC being release recently with more features. would love to be proved wrong though
another β, nothing to see here people.
Anyone got info on split screen local co-op? For the few of us that still have physical friends
b-b-b-b-bu Xbox Live. they would much rather have you play on their service
I'ts just incredible how good this slinter cell games are! i have played every single one since the first one and they are extremly good! And now for this one, i just cant wait! I have a feeling that either Splinter Cell Conviction or Halo Reach are going to be the two main contenders fighting to get GOTY on 2010!!
Can't freaking wait for this!
Definitely looks fun. I`m not going to get over excited about it, but I`ll check it out in Feb.
mixture of 24 and rainbow six. defo instant win
i smell jealousy pouring out of the ps3 fantarts assmouths
This will be great............on the PC where the graphics don't look like toys.
has there every been a co-op stealth game?
Yes. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory had a co-op mode.
Looks like I'm gonna be playing the co-op prequel before the campaign. This is gonna be SAWEET!
when will SC:C come to PS3? next year or 2011? i want that game on the ps3!
I think I'm the only one letdown by the graphics of this game. I mean it's exclusive and doesn't look that great...
u r not the only 1, I didn't like the graphics either, anyway the SC games never looked stunning console-wise as far as I know so it's nothing new, I just hope the gameplay is good 2 make up 4 that.
It's the co-op mode...expect much better attention to detail in the main game. All you have to do is load up Splinter Cell: Double Agent and play the cruise ship level to see what kind of detail Ubisoft puts into these games.
Oh, and I'm pretty sure we'll see some ambient occlusion this time around...with Ubisoft's mastery of shaders, plus beautiful HDR lighting, Conviction should really look amazing.
Too bad I don't want to have an XboX :(
come on guys this is a low res video.. did everyone forgot the E3 demo of the game.. this game looks crazy... I can easily say if you see the the same trailer in HD it will look a lot lot better.. now we are not comparing it to UC2 or Gears 2 or killzone.. the game on its own looks very good. The technology is very new and nice.
If this comes out tomorrow, it wouldn't be soon enough.
Well...I actually am looking forward to this. Been waiting for some good Splinter Cell multiplayer changes ever since the excellent Pandora Tomorrow Spies vs. Mercs
Can I please see the video that everyone is claiming looks so great? Anyone have a link to this in HD? Some of this video looks like Rainbow Six Vegas with a Sam Fisher mod. There is nothing great looking about this video "graphics wise". Keep in mind, I enjoyed Rainbow Six, but either I am blind, or my monitor lying to me. This video does not get the job done... there I said it. Pause the video at 0:21 seconds and look at the guy with no shirt... what looks so good about that? What is wrong with his arm/body? And this comes from someone looking forward to playing this game.