1UP | Splinter Cell: Conviction Review

1Up: Conviction delivers on the Hollywood-sized production values, but the length leaves us a little wanting.

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Natsu X FairyTail3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

AAA confirmed all 7 last Reviews gave the game a 90+ score.

edit: The truth is the truth .

baum3108d ago

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.

Natsu X FairyTail3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

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

knight6263108d ago

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

Cold 20003108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

Yeah HS online mode was great...oh wait!

@below: LOL, yeah btw I'm going to play some right now ^^

JANF3108d ago

@ Cold 2000

yeah i remember those great times i had with HS multiplayer they were awesome.

Cyrax_873108d ago

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.

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SDF Repellent3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

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.

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Cyrax_873108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

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.

Natsu X FairyTail3108d ago

Let's all calm down.
Take a Deep breathe in and breathe out.

Cyrax_873108d ago


*skulls energy drink*

SDF Repellent3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

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

Cyrax_873108d ago

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.

GodGinrai3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

you lucky b*stards! is the co op good? send me an addy!

Syronicus3108d ago

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.

Montrealien3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

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$?

Anton Chigurh3108d ago

We suppose to have fun with games not Arguing about a silly things like Reviews aka Opinions.

corneliuscrust3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

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?

IdleLeeSiuLung3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

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.

jeseth3108d ago

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.

mikeslemonade3108d ago

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.

Skip_Bayless3108d ago

A-/A+ doesn't mean it's a 90% on the 1up scale. It's more like a 88%, so there you fail again.

Immortal3213108d ago

forget it you guys barely game anyway.

creatchee3108d ago

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.

bluhefner3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

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?

Montrealien3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

hefner...its 88.29 as specified by mikeslemonade.


.29 Why even bother, nothing but a bunch of brand wh**es here.

Christopher3107d ago


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.

MrMiyagi3107d ago

wow, scc is looking good , looks like theres a reason for me to dust off my xbox

tripewire3107d ago

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.

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Close_Second3108d ago 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.

thereapersson3108d ago

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.

jeseth3108d ago

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"!

surgency3108d ago

I'd give it a 8.

Very fun.
Very short.
Awesome ideas.
Graphics under-par.

knight6263108d ago

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

Montrealien3108d ago

what's your gamertag sugency?

Montrealien3108d ago

got it surgency, thanks!

I am guessing you did not finish SC on this account?