Digitally Downloaded writes: "It's easy to say "this game is fun." For many that will be enough. But given what Splinter Cell could have been, being "fun" isn't really enough to hit the heights of the earlier games in the series. As I said at the start, Blacklist is a metaphor for the entire games industry; here is a game that has been homogenized in order to appeal to the same people that all the other AAA-games appeal to. In doing so, it's less recognisable as a game with its own personality. I'm disappointed with Blacklist. It's not that I'm not a fan of Tom Clancy games or Sam Fisher, it's more to do that I'm increasingly tired of the dominant modern game formula, and that everything that is being shoved into that formula as much as possible."