Joystiq writes: "As far as we can tell, this Splinter Cell: Conviction demo is what's best described as the tutorial level. You're given instructions on how to take cover -- for the Xbox 360, that entails holding left trigger to activate, and then pressing A to move to whatever barrier you're aiming at next -- and what the various lighting effects mean. When Sam is hidden, the world is painted in black-and-white. Threats and key objects remain covered. It's a great effect and never grew tiresome throughout the demo. That said, at this point in the narrative we're given a flashback to Sam putting his daughter to bed, which is a good time to notice how melodramatic and unnatural the dialogue feels."