I am an old Splinter Cell player back to the PC game days and it has always been one of my favorite series of all. The changes are subtle in SCBL with Sam looking and sounding different, the lack of detailed continuity from Conviction to Blacklist to the racking up money to purchase gear which turns Sam into a mercenary and not a patriot soldier.
The game play is excellent except for the side missions where you have to start at the beginning if you are killed or discovered and the inability to start a new game.
The one major problem with the game was killing or capturing Sadiq and the X button would not work during game play. This is a game problem that should be fixed before the game was released and it is a problem across all game platforms so be warned in you rent it,
All in all a good game in the series, but far below my expectations as a veteran of Sam Fisher's missions through the years.
Stealth games are a lot of fun and give a unique play style vs button mashing shooters. The best stealth titles let the player save at will to allow for some trial and error to get everything perfect. Since SC took away this feature the game has lost its luster, you're too often taking the easy route and for that i slid it back in its envelope and shipped it back.
posted by Try2PoopHarder (SAINT GEORGE, UT) Jan 30, 2014
Member since Jan 2014
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
After playing Splinter Cell Conviction, my expectations were really high for this game. However, the game design is all about nice graphics and as a result, it runs choppy, and the aiming controls are horrible. I only say this, because I feel that Splinter Cell Conviction was masterful in comparison. This latest instalment left me frustrated and annoyed as a gamer, because I feel the game was difficult to play as a result of bad physics and gameplay issues. It looks amazing, but that cannot compensate for sluggish controls.
Overall, I would not suggest renting this game, especially after playing Splinter Cell Conviction which I gave a 10/10 review.