I couldn't play the game for more than an hour at a time because I only play the hardest difficulty. And it was hard. However, this game was good. Nice to look at, good mapping...the only problem was that stealth vs. combat was unbalanced. This game is stealth, but everyone already knows that.
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.
Notes: I'm a fan of the retro Splinter Cell games like Chaos Theory and Double Agent, so I was a bit hesitant to try this one out. You've might of heard it said that this game brings back the nostalgia but has mixed in some Conviction, and I'd have-to-half agree. It's lacking alot of things that really made Fisher feel like a Splinter Cell such as computer hacking, decryption deciphering, searching file cabinets, etc.. Blacklist does however have a modified version of computer hacking using a simple button press. A few moves are gone as well like the "split jump," but in their place Sam has a whole new arsenal of CQC takedowns at his disposal. Sam now moves quicker and smoother across the environment, and has a few cool toys to work with too. For all the old school Splinter Cell fans out there, I recommend picking this up because it is now again possible to "ghost" your way through a level, although some moments you're forced to engage.
Negatives: Sam Fisher is missing his "real" voice, plus he looks about 30.
The Heavily Armoured enemies are irritating if engaging.
The 360 version has two discs that you have to swap between.