Decent game, looked more like they are just trying to make money off the name alone though. combat system is basically the same as the last one. the entirely removed thermal, which i dont recall thermal in the last game, though... then again, there wasnt any goggles most of Conviction.
what threw me the most, and gives this game a bad review for me is the voice... ALL of the splinter cell games, has the same guy... Sam is getting older, not younger... and who ever this new guy is, does NOT do Sam Fisher any justice at ALL...
storyline sucks, last time i checked, at the end of Conviction... Sam said he was done with that stuff and went to be with his daughter, who've he has thought dead for so long now... and in the beginning of this game, its like... you get to call her, but dont really GOTTA for any reason, and Sam is still doing the same job that killed his best friend, landed him in jail, got him shot at numerous amount of times, basically disowned by his country til he has to save the PRESIDENT just to get back on good terms with again... there is no reason Blacklist should of existed, honestly... now if they did a metal gear thing, and this Sam was a CLONE or something... i may of forgiven, cause as crazy as it sounds... that would of made more sense.
So over all, if you are a die hard Splinter Cell fan... i suggest pressing mute, and turning the Subtitling on, while imagining the guy who should of played Sam in this game, Michael Ironside.
we were all excited about this new splinter cell. when i got my hands on this, i didnt stop until my thumbs were screaming in pain. but there are a few things about it i dont like. 1. its just not sam when its not ironside. 2. the stealth is ok... but i would get detected when im 10 feet away from a guy... Now some things... 1. good controls 2. awesome custimization for guns. 3. not that many guns.
overall, blacklist is ok, but if ironside were back, it would be higher rating.