N-Philes writes: "If I can be called a fanboy of any game, it would have to be the Metal Gear Solid series. Something about stealth and action being combined so smoothly and fluidly, painted over the sheer badassery of Solid Snake, just works for me. So any time I've picked up and played a Splinter Cell game I've felt what I imagine people with consciences feel like after they cheat on their spouses. One thing that the Splinter Cell series has always held over the MGS series is its more realistic approach to stealth. That and the fact that you don't need to have a companion guide on hand to keep up with the story."