Splinter Cell: Conviction - Review (PlanetXbox360)

From the feature review:

"The day we finally got the final boxed, retail version of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction from publisher/developer Ubisoft Montreal/Entertainment here at our offices for review it was such a surreal moment it took a couple hours for the reality of the situation to wear-off. This Xbox 360 exclusive game has been in development for so long, and gone through so many different looks/changes that the sheer fact that it is being released this year is something to celebrate. Even so we can't help but feel that the extra development time and exploding budget helped Conviction become one of the best stealth-action games that we have ever had the joy of reviewing. Simply-put this is one of the most-enjoyable experiences you can have on your Xbox 360 right now and takes the Sam Fisher universe into the next-generation, for real. Each and every aspect of the game feels like it was crafted then molded by the most creative and caring of developers, no rock unturned or hiding place unperfected. Even though it is by no means perfect the feeling that you get during game-time surpasses anything else on the market right now, causing Splinter Cell: Conviction to be another must-buy video game in 2010; now let us tell you why."

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LaurenKB1233114d ago

Can't agree more, go out and get this game ASAP - great review!

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Christopher3114d ago

Will need to check out some video reviews, didn't know the graphics were at a 9.8/10 level.

Edit: Was going to ask about the difference between PC/360 graphics, but would likely get labeled a fanboy just because I own a 360 and a gaming PC.

jammy_703114d ago

360mags/websites always over score 360 exclusives! They do!

mikepmcc3114d ago

Wow....really? Have people forgotten how high a 9.6 is?

SnuggleBandit3114d ago

made on the unreal 2 engine btw

HolyOrangeCows3114d ago (Edited 3114d ago )

I'd expect nothing less from PlanetXbox360. They're a sickening fanboy site that takes pot shots at other consoles in 90% of their articles and over-states/praises all 360/"Microsoft" exclusives. They couldn't find a flaw in a game not on the Wii and PS3 through their fanboy goggles if it punched them in the face.

Sarcasm3113d ago

I've been playing it for about 2 hours now and quite honestly it's not as good as I thought it would be. I'd say the best 8/10.

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UltimaEnder3114d ago

I have to say between this and Mass Effect 2 that 2010 is looking up for the Xbox 360 over Playstation 3, I will admit that Heavy Rain was good but can't compare to these two in the first half of the year, Sony also had God of War 3 but 360 has Alan Wake coming up soon.....great year to be a gamer....

Killjoy30003114d ago

Alan Wake is a new kid on the block that has yet to be proven through its grueling 6 year development and you're comparing it to a legendary franchise like God of War? I'm sorry, but you need to work a bit harder on the trolling, because comparing almost any franchise these days to God of War is a dangerous thing to do in the gaming community/industry simply because it has the ability to dwarf any game out there.

So what you're saying is, two multiplatform games are frontrunners for the 360, let alone the console war this year? I will respect your opinion, but Sony has done a damn fine job this year. Between Heavy Rain, God of War 3, and MLB 10 The Show with Modnation Racers approaching, they're on a role. That's 4 PS3 exclusives against one 360 exclusive (Alan Wake).

360 won't shine until E3, and even then I am afraid that it will be oversaturated with Project Natal, which I'm not a fan of.

Boody-Bandit3114d ago (Edited 3114d ago )

There is no reason to drag the competition into this. For once can an article stay on topic without someone pulling out their pecker for measuring?

The games that came out for both consoles are totally different. Comparing them is pointless and will only negate negativity. I have SCC arriving with in the next 30 minutes or so. Wifey is bringing it home to me. Yes life is good.

I'm sure glad I am a multi console owner and secure enough in my manhood not to pull out my pecker for measuring. Besides my wife told me size doesn't matter. She is telling the truth, right? ;)

PepperJack3114d ago

i really can't wait for this game!

LaurenKB1233114d ago

Glad to hear it and go get a copy ASAP, we need SCC to sell very well for publishers to see that the Xbox 360 is the number one console to develop for!

bnaked3114d ago

OMG buy a PS3 and play all games!

Christopher3114d ago (Edited 3114d ago )

What an idiotic statement.

1. 360 is already the #1 platform to develop for based on average sales, especially for games involving shooter mechanics.

2. What does being #1 have to do with companies making more money off of platform #2?

3. Why do _you_ need publishers to see this? Are you in this for the game or some idiotic fanboy war?

If the reviews of the game sound up your alley, get the game. Same thing with every single other game out there. When in doubt, I'd suggest getting a 360, PS3, PC, Wii, and DS if you can to enjoy a whole gamut of games, not just those some whacked out poster here thinks you should play so he can feel better about his side of an Internet-based fanboy war.

Boody-Bandit3114d ago (Edited 3114d ago )

WTF is in the water where you live Lauren? There is no need for BS like that. All people do is b1tch about fanboys and trolls running to articles they have no concern for and then you have moronic post like this from the fanbase.


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DarkSniper3114d ago

At it's roots, Splinter Cell is a franchise inspired directly from Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid masterpiece. Over the course of time, the portfolio of Splinter Cell has not been in a positive light.

The latest entry, Splinter Cell: Conviction is no different. With last generation graphics and a "me-too" play engine. The game feels far too generic to suit the tastes of those who have been playing games that have pushed the medium to new heights. Specifically speaking, if you've been playing PlayStation®3, Splinter Cell is and should be nothing to you.

Sam Fisher goes through a complete overhaul as a character in Ubisoft's last ditch effort to give him some personality. What they did was repackage Max Payne and Solid Snake into one cluster and it came out like a pile of cow manure.

Microslaves, are these the exclusives you're playing this year? The Xbox 360 was a joke before, but this time it's simply a disgrace.


UltimaEnder3114d ago

WOW you are one confused individual!

TheColbertinator3114d ago

Actually Dark Sniper is the apex of gaming knowledge.Any gamer who knows Dark Sniper personally understands his gaming skill and shows respect regardless of his console loyalties.

Mo0eY3114d ago (Edited 3114d ago )

Awww, poor Steven Colbert trying to counter-troll a supreme troll by using a passive-aggressive comment. It's okay, Steven. I'm sure you've already beaten Splinter Cell: Conviction, what with the 5 hours or less of a single player campaign. I'm sure your hard-earned money was well spent.

All hail DarkSniper and glory to Hypnotoad.

Greywulf3114d ago

This generation is pathetic. Reviewers pandering to MS's terrible rushed games ( " WE RAN OUT OF TIME TO ADD BODY HIDING " ), and giving them 96/100 still. It makes absolutely no sense. So if this is 9.6, I guess Metal Gear would be 160/100? No, lower score because its on the PS3. Even its gameplay is longer, AND if it has more movies than god himself. It still has online & an actual campaign.

Bots are suckers for this nonsense. Im laughing when they sell mercs vs spies to bots for 2500 make believe points..

The game can't compare to any other stealth game outside of its score, and score alone. Can't do gameplay videos, screenshots, nothing.

Just the word of, 1 of 90 bot only sites that will give the game a high score to boost the metacritic

Wrathman3114d ago (Edited 3114d ago )

LMAo @this guy.he only rears his head to shame the education system with his incoherant rambles, referring to himself in the third person.and you droids lap it up like it was the sweat from the crotch of solids snakes cat-suit.honestly,with a name like darksniper..i can only imagine that thats is a reference to him bein a black man that likes to sneak up on kids for surprise butt sex.

snake runs around in his little multi-colored pvc body suit goin 'boo' to which they make a weird cartoon noise of surprise!how can you compare that manga wannabe garbage to realworld gaming? i dont know?

if you were walkin down the street and you seen a guy wearin a cat-suit and a hairband..wot would you think? YEAH EXACTLY!

either way,you man-lovin droids stick to manga rip-offs.leave the rest off us to play with characters that are straight lady boys keep playin with the metro-sexuals.

lh_swe3114d ago

His opinion might be slightly deluded by fanboysim but yours is completely pathetic. It sounds a little too much like you are grabbing for insults out of thin air, anything to defend your precious peice of hardware right?

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