gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Let's start with all the good things of this game.
Solid controls. In others words very good controls.
Awesome customization! You can get a lot of cool stuff with this, but you cannot edit the face or body, but everything else you can.
Good and fun gameplay.
Stealth is back and it's good. The playing of stealth is really good in this one, and you can even pick up bodies again unlike the last game.
A pretty good story. The story is pretty good to this one and hasn't really been done before, but I was happy with it.
Surprising plot points.
Co-Op is very fun.
The online play is great! The online was so very much good, just like the older games but with more of a twist. There are many modes, I like classic mode and classic mode is just like the older Splinter Cells.
The levels in online, co-op, and story was made really well and makes it fun to play again.
Good close up combat.
Now for the bad.
The game is just not long enough.
You can't put away your gun. It's not really a big deal to a lot of people but it is to me being an old player of Splinter Cell.
The armor guys are a pain to kill. Is Ubisoft trying to tell be that Iraq has a few 100 large armor guys with the instincts of Jack Carver?
No light and dark and sound meter.
Not the best gun selection, it has good guns but not a lot of good guns.
Charlie is annoying.
The Co-Op is not the same, it's fun but it lacks a new separate story from the main that somehow links up. I mean I wanted to play as new people like the older ones.
No missions where you break into a place to get info by going into a PC and looking into files or getting it out of someone.
The torture for info by using anything in a room from Conviction, and that was one of the few things I liked about Conviction.
Not a lot of online maps.
It's just not Sam without Ironside.
There is some points where it's too much action and not stealth.
posted by RcKDrUmm3R (WEST MILFORD, NJ) Sep 1, 2013
Member since Feb 2012
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
Splinter cell blacklist is a perfect mixture of Batman Arkham Asylum and Metal Gear Solid, two GREAT games. The stealth is awesome, the cover system is great (a little annoying though) and there's a huge variety of customization. The gameplay is a nice challenge but I think there should be a scope/zoom fuction on the weapons, especially since you upgrade your weapons with scopes! LOL The thing that made me hooked on this game was the amount of gadgets, weapons and options for customizing them. This alone seems to warrant multiple play-throughs even though it seems pretty easy to unlock most of them pretty quickly. There's a huge variety of missions too. You have the campaign missions and you have the side missions you can play alone or with a friend. Blacklist's biggest downfall?? The graphics. They aren't bad but for how recent this game is, it most certainly cannot compete with games like the Last of Us. If you're into games that mix stealth and action together, I HIGHLY recommend you rent this game!
This game had the potential to be a great deal of fun, but when I spend more time dead and starting missions over, than actually playing though the game, it's not fun for me.
The game play was great. Weapons and equipment fantastic. Story line actually added to the play and didn't feel like a slap on after thought.
I do wish that the developers would realize that many of us play for fun, relaxation, and the story. We are not 16 years old, in our parents basement, covered with chip crumbs and game sweat :-). We want to play...not respawn continually.