Michael A from TheBitBag writes, "There are only two spy/espionage game series that have garnered my respect and time. One is Syphon Filter (Come on Sony, make a PS3 version already!!!). The other is Ubisoft's Splinter Cell. I remember playing the first game back on the original Xbox and being blown away. It was everything I wanted out of a spy/espionage game that had never been available. It focused more on the realism in its presentation and gameplay dynamics than a silly, illogical story line. I have been hooked ever since. I have played every Splinter Cell game on major consoles. In the past, Splinter Cell has been, arguably, the most consistent franchise in terms of quality. Splinter Cell: Conviction is in an odd position. It saw numerous delays and even a design and gameplay change. Still, fans remained patient and began to see that patience repaid as a concrete release date and gameplay direction were shared. That release date has come and gone. I have had time to play both the single player and co-op campaigns to completion on the Realistic difficulty. Splinter Cell: Conviction is a great game. Let me explain why."