1Up: Conviction delivers on the Hollywood-sized production values, but the length leaves us a little wanting.
AAA confirmed all 7 last Reviews gave the game a 90+ score. edit: The truth is the truth .
Free pass as usual. Heavenly Sword got the same complements and criticisms except it came out 3 years before. Double Standards FTW BTW, why are Xbox fanboys moving the goal post? Suddenly it's AAA when it suits you best.
Well Calm your horses fella. It seems you are Mad about Xbox owners getting good games in 2010. Whats up with that? Can't your Superior RIG play SC:C? And lol @ you saying "Xbox Fanboys"!!! funny thing because I'm getting the game on PC so what does that make me? Get real with yourself dude. and yeah the game is already AAA you just have to wait for the Meta to add the latest Reviews. cry baby
i wont consider this a AAA game...but its a good game most likely u will stop playing this game once alan awake comes out or something before will just gather dust like my halo games and some other xbox games i will not mention
Yeah HS online mode was great...oh wait! @below: LOL, yeah btw I'm going to play some right now ^^
@ Cold 2000 yeah i remember those great times i had with HS multiplayer they were awesome.
It's currently sitting on 90 on metacritic so it'll most likely drop below. So if you using the fanboy term for "AAA" then it probably won't be. But if youre using the "high budget" developers term of "AAA" then yes.
Cry some more. So what if it falls to 89 on Meta..Now metacritics matters? Go check on Heavy Rain, Demon's Souls, Uncharted scores on Metacritic and then talk to me. If SPlinter Cell, L4D2, and Fable 2 are not AAA games then because they are not @ 90, then what do you call you beloved PS3 Sony exclusives Blockbusters that fail to score 90 and above? Have a Haterade dude. Edit at Mooey above: "Also, look below - people have already beaten this game. How sad is that? Keep praising it Natsu. I'm sure if you praise it enough, it'll actually become good in your eyes." Me and Natsu are playing a great game of co op on Splinter Cell. You wanna join? Or you can go back to playing GOW3 by yourself, the choice is yours.
First of all, I was replying to Natsu who mentioned metacritic and "AAA"s. I wasn't bagging the game at all, SC:C is a "AAA" game no matter what scores it gets. Secondly, I'm buying this game, believe it or not. This and Alan Wake, I've been dying for them. There are multi console owners here. I think the Sony fanboys have got you so butthurt, you're obviously venting it on me. Thirdly, you're a sad bastard for logging into your alt account to try and back yourself up. Get a life. Disagree all you want, all it does is make me laugh.
Let's all calm down. Take a Deep breathe in and breathe out.
^Never! *skulls energy drink*
I can see leapard tears coming out of your avatar. Just because both our names have SDF and he agrees with me and bashed you doesn't mean we are the same person. LOL, logic man, logic. "First of all, I was replying to Natsu who mentioned metacritic and "AAA"s. I wasn't bagging the game at all, SC:C is a "AAA" game no matter what scores it gets." So why do you fell the need to comment on Natsu's excitment for a big X360 game that he is exicted about? If you are really planning yo get SCC like you said you were, then why made that stupid comment: "It's currently sitting on 90 on metacritic so it'll most likely drop below. So if you using the fanboy term for "AAA" then it probably won't be" The truth lies. LOL
You mean JAGUAR tears retard, haven't you ever played Tekken? And it's CYRAX, haven't you ever played Mortal Kombat? Kids these days.
you lucky b*stards! is the co op good? send me an addy!
Glad it has multiplayer to make up for the lack of time spent int he single player. It is certainly a great rental and I can't wait to see how it all plays out. I love the SC series but wish they would have taken it back tot he days of old. The new Sam is not the Sam many of us came to appreciate. FYI, it is currently at 89 at Meta.
why fandom fails...hard. We all love videogames people, we all come to a site to praise the games we love, on the consoles we have. Yet here we are, arguing for stupidities..... HS was a great game SC:C is a great game GoW3 is a great game great games are great games, why don't I see you guys publishing Lumberjack for the Wii reviews and b*tching at how that game is 1 hour to complete at it sells for 30$?
We suppose to have fun with games not Arguing about a silly things like Reviews aka Opinions.
Heavenly Sword was an INCREDIBLE game SC:C looks like a lot of fun and I had a blast playing the demo!! Can't wait to pick it up! Why do we always have to hate down people no matter what they say?
Sorry, but every time somebody pulls up Heavenly Sword as a great game I feel compelled to say that I disagree. The game was choppy as hell and the game mechanics weren't that great. However, production value was very impressive. I can think of countless other PS3 exclusive (and multi-platforms) games that are a huge leap up from Heavenly Sword. With that said, I'm assuming people is bringing up HS due to the game length. To me it was short, but I really didn't notice and don't think it really is an issue. The fact that SC:C actually has co-op and multi-player is a bonus. If the game is shorter then I'm expecting is a better experience to compensate for it. If it is 5-hours it better be a damn good 5-hours. From the reviews, it looks like SC:C will be.
I'm mostly a Sony fan but I wouldn't be a gamer if I didn't acknowledge that I didn't love playing Splinter Cell on PS2, so why would that change this gen? PS3 has been getting awesome exclusive after awesome exclusive. Why can't you just say that it looks cool, and Gears 3 looks good too for that matter. Anyways, back on topic. I'm surprised at the way some sites will hold length against a game in some cases but not in others? Whatever, wish they would have kept it more stealthy like back in the day but all in all looks like a good game.
Right now it is a 88.29 after just 14 reviews on gamerankings, so it should have never been regarded as a high profile exclusive. After 70 reviews it should hit 86%. Just because it is exclusive you xbox zealots like to hype up any game that is exclusive. Now as far as PS3 exclusives scoring lower than 90% such as Uncharted 1 and Resistance those games are still technical achievements which were paving the ground for the exclusives of 2008 and 2009. Splinter Cell doesn't do anything. I'm not even going to rent this game.
A-/A+ doesn't mean it's a 90% on the 1up scale. It's more like a 88%, so there you fail again.
forget it you guys barely game anyway.
I understand the Pro-Sony crowd's argument that PS3-exclusive games are unjustly criticized for length and/or lack of innovation. While sometimes this IS NOT true, whether people choose to admit it or not, there are others where this is exactly the case - a perfect example is Heavenly Sword. That game was A LOT of fun, even though it was shorter than a lot of other games, and really didn't deserve most of the harsh criticism that it received. That beign said, most of the reviews that I've read so far and my own experiences from the demo tell me that there is quite a lot of innovation AND excitement going on in SC:C, even if the single-player campaign may be a little short. Add in the multiplayer modes and you've got a pretty nifty package that I can't wait to open when I get home from work tonight.
Are u guys gamers? Arguing about a borderline metacritic score is as lame as it gets, so a game isn't good if its an 89 instead of a 91? LOL Wow. Those 2 pts. really made or broke the game huh?
hefner...its 88.29 as specified by mikeslemonade. rofl .29 Why even bother, nothing but a bunch of brand wh**es here.
--- Conviction's stylish presentation and intuitive cover mechanics prove that Ubisoft can make a highly polished product, but for the amount of game you get, the price seems sorely inflated. I enjoy short games much more than overlong, 20-some-odd-hour affairs, and Conviction completely cuts everything from its story that doesn't serve both the narrative and the action; the game clearly puts quality above quantity and I appreciate that immensely. Just making the game longer definitely wouldn't have made it better, but even with multiple playthroughs (not that you earn anything new or get different endings for successive attempts), it's hard to recommend the AAA price tag. --- I think that's the harshest comment I've seen on the price yet.
wow, scc is looking good , looks like theres a reason for me to dust off my xbox
360 fans should be p!ssed at the free pass 360 games get. Forza 3 and ODST, two pretty well ranking games wouldnt get a shoe in on the PS3. Its a freaking joke. As a new 360 owner, im hoping reach, wake and Gears 3 actually make the console competitive.
...it looks good but why are we letting developers get away with such short single player campaigns? They need to start selling the single player campaign as a separate priced option for those who don't have on-line play.
Apparently people think it's okay to pay 60 dollars for 5-6 hours of game play? At least with ODST they priced it accordingly.
That seems like the way to go. 5-6 hours of gameplay is steep for $60. Even with the co-op. Most single player games are at least 8 hours or better (inFamous, God of War 3, MGS4, Heavy Rain, Batman AA, PoP, RE5, etc. etc. etc.). I hate to see what games cost "next gen"!
I'd give it a 8. Very fun. Very short. Awesome ideas. Graphics under-par.
i agree doesnt deserve 9+ game was fun short has awesome ideas and the graphics arent so great like some site comparing them to so way better game
what's your gamertag sugency?
got it surgency, thanks! http://live.xbox.com/fr-FR/... I am guessing you did not finish SC on this account?
exactly what difference does that make?
This will be definitely worth the money. Was kind of scared from early reviews but shouldve known better since ign review was almost spot on. Great review though. Lets just remember now that they let the short campaign have slack lets hope these game sites be fair with "EVERY GAME" out there that is short but does a great job at what its suppose to do, and thats delivering a great experience no matter how short the game is.
dont get me wrong u will love the game but after it will feel like u doing the same thing over and over i dont think is worth the money for a short single player but if u think the MP and COOP will keep u playing(most likely u wont play it for long with all this games coming out like halo) but at the end of all it will just be collecting dust
will you keep playing it over and over again on single player or will it collect dust after you beat it? "but after it will feel like u doing the same thing over and over" Can't agreed more with your quote. LOL
I totally understand where u coming from but a good example is god of war 3 which is a single player game only & im on my 3rd playthrough but im having alot of trouble beating it on titan difficulty but enjoying every minute of it even though I wanna tear some of my hair out sometimes lol. I think ill enjoy SCC the same but not sure the difficulty in SCC will be insanely hard as god of war 3.
Heavy Rain actually has a lot of re-playability. Chances are there will be at least a few major plot lines that get drastically changed during your first playthrough. And once you finish Heavy Rain, you'll want to see what could have been. God of War 3 is different. There is the challenge of Olympus that opens up (Similar to Batman AA challenges) to do once you beat the game and if you have the mental fortitude, you can try to beat it on Titan Mode. You may want to play these games before you make remarks that show you definitely didn't.
sounds like the perfect weekend rental!
..anglo-american press show again why they are here. and xbox fangirls wonder why the rest of the world threats on american rational "free press".(nuclaer weapons in your arse) i except a 9 from telegraph - wait and see!
What other country do you want to add while you are at it? Edit at Chicken Little Legs below.. Why am I not playing the game you say...well because it is 2 am in the morning and my gamestop will not be open for another 8 hours. Does that answer your question? Why don't you play GOW3 and Heavy Rain, I heard both of those games are out and are amazing. LMAO Edit #3 at Meryl: "we have more coming lol, Mod Nation Racers, 3D Dot Heroes, that is just in may/june" LOL, that is all PS3 have in the next few months? A kiddy Mario Kart game and a D/L arcade game. So what is in April, July, Aug, Sep for PS3?
How threatened are you? You are a worse fanboy then those you claim to repel. How about you stfu and stop getting your knickers in a twist when someone says something negative about the game. Jesus christ you are annoying.
You can "except" all you like. IGN UK: 9.2 http://xbox360.ign.com/arti... sounds about right to me. No need for the hate.
@ SDF Repellent In May/June all you Xbox fanboys have is Alan Wake. While that game may look good, it definitely doesn't look amazing. The PS3 has two good looking exclusives, and I think that makes you a little sad. You obviously don't have a PS3, so you can't try either game. I have a PS3, 360, and Wii, by the way, so don't say that I'm a PS3 fanboy. FYI, Modnation Racers is all about insane customization as well as racing. It's a hell of a lot better than Mario Kart. 3D Dot Game Heroes is an old-school Zelda-like game that looks to be great for more old-school appeal. That was just a quick description for you, since you obviously only pay attention to 360 games. Honestly, the only truly good 360 exclusives in the first half of this year have turned out to be Splinter Cell Conviction, Mass Effect 2, and (possibly) Alan Wake. Mass Effect was really great, Conviction looks pretty good, but short, and Alan Wake looks promising, but I'm quite skeptical. The PS3 exclusives are God of War III (which is incredible), Heavy Rain (haven't played, but have heard great things), MAG, which was pretty good, Modnation Racers, and 3D Dot Game Heroes (both of which look very fun). Have fun being stuck with one console and playing your 3 exclusives. I have a bunch of exclusives to play across 3 platforms (although I'll most likely stay far away from the Wii games).
@sdf repellent.if its such a good game why oh why are you "trolling"these review pages and not playing the game???my guess is youve beaten it really quickly,and are now just defending your claims its a "AAA"game.it is not the splinter cell game it could have been and you know it....as for alone in the dark oops i mean alan wake,its going to be the same sad story that fanbois(like yourself)over hype a game only for it to be an average game at best...STOP TROLLING and play your games...
the funny thing is he probably has not played on his 360 since ME2 came out, now us PS gamers have had too many games coming out since then, to have our PS3 turned off, and we have more coming lol, Mod Nation Racers, 3D Dot Heroes, that is just in may/june, also lots of MMORPG's are coming soon and we all know how time consuming those games are
and are we getting the better version all dlc content on a disc i think yes with better graphic maybe are we getting a higher score even do that our version is overall a better value for your money no because of the corrupted American reviewers
Unreal Engine and ps3 do not play well together. Buy it on PC.
@sdf repellent SOOOOOOOO in the other posts you stuck up on the same topic,you stated you and your friend were PLAYING some coop...and after what you just posted up here,im going to call you a liar...perhaps your just sleepy or something...damm fanboi fool.ms does it again with there money,takes something great,and destroys it with greed...
If you know how to read a sarcastic post, you know I was implying playing Co op with Natsu as a hint to Mooey and the rest of the PS3 loyalists that is invading this X360 thread, that there is more than a single player game to Splinter Cell. Hint, hint, asking Mooey to join us or play GOW3, which is single player. You seriously think Mooey have SCC or that he is on my friend's list? LOL. Nevermind, you will never get it.
@sdf repellent.thats not how you put it at all...and if that was what you were saying,why are you bashing single player games you cannot even play on the xbox???you sir are a liar and quite obviously enjoy flaming posts/threads.instead of enjoying games.look this all started because i said not everyone's online.splinter cells previous multiplayer was less than impresses to say the least,so to pin your hopes on that is stupid.it is not all about stealth anymore,and that to is fine.but 5hours for anyone thats not online...well thats just expensive no? been asked by mate to ask you to read back that last post you wrote...all we read there is "i didn't start it."so perhaps you should change your view of me being 9?school boy stuff at best eh?anyway im off to work now.us nine year olds have gotta pay the rent and bills.happy gaming fella.
Chickenlegs, why are you all over this thread if you hate X360 so much?
some of you (and you you know who/what you are!) have no buisness been in this thread . you know what you are and i am not going to call you out this time, but leave this thread NOW. those of of us that like this game will buy it regardless of what your buying for your ps3 (looks at meryl..ok mod nation racers is coming out soon ...im confused as to why you felt the need to share that in a splintercell thread..you know an xbox360 related story...its like you just crying for attention).just give it a rest man! i own both so i dont engange in these "vs" discussions but i get sick of seeing every thread turn into a war of the nerds event. please shut up..please!
not even a rental its up for download.
support the industry you love
Why are you fanboys all so pathetic :<?
It's the king of stealth. Of course you're going to get high scores. :)
And you're the king of trolling... You wouldn't say Dante's Inferno is better than God of War III... ...so, why say Splinter Cell is better than Metal Gear Solid? Stop trolling. It's getting annoying. At least say things that are believable.
I think he did, I went to GameStop to find out if they are taking preorders on Gears 3 (They are) an I was ask if I was their to pick on this game, then told not to update the game. I ask why an found out that it makes it so you can't play the game -_- do all AAA games have that kind of problem? Because if that is so, then I'm starting to think about getting a PS3 by selling my Elite.
A 5 hour game. A game that only does 576P. A game that gets Xbots excited. Yep, AAA.
http://www.metacritic.com/g... 89 =/= AAA Just to let you know... some people seem very confused when it comes to the 360 games, but when a PS3 game is in the 80's you are right there with your AA nonsense.
AAA? Close, but no cigar. Though it's sad that the only thing bots have to cling on to are multiplat games that are shy of AAA status LOL
No sir, it's down to 88 now. But don't cry, it's still a very good PC game.
@ 87 and dropping as of 7PM EST on Metacritic with 33 reviews & @ 8.7 right here on N4G with 48 reviews (PC version @ 8.8 w/21 reviews)..and they add EVERY score that comes in. Not just "select" ones like MR does to boost 360 titles while adding lower ones for PS3 PLUS only adding the low scores of a multiplat to the PS3 version while leaving it off for the 360 side.