I was on the fence for awhile about if I wanted to buy this. I decided to pick it up. No regrets! The story is great, the feel of the game is better than conviction was. I absolutely love to multiplayer! It feels fresh, like nothing else out there. It's a must buy game! I don't buy many game either.
posted by Wraith2321 (TALLAHASSEE, FL) Jan 6, 2014
Member since Nov 2007
I was ready to play this game, especially after how awesome Conviction was. Sadly though, even with all the extras, upgrades, gadets, stuff to buy, and so forth, the game falls short based on the gameplay and the look and feel of it.
It seems the developers decided to focus on making multiplayer and tons of extra stuff to do, yet a quick comparison against Conviction and this game doesn't have a hope of measuring up on sheer looks alone. I can't believe it's branded with being made via the Unreal engine!!! Then of course there's the gameplay, which simply isn't any fun. I gave it a few missions, but I just couldn't get past the sheer choppiness. I simply can't believe that this game was sent out with it being so unpolished. And then of course there is the HD pack. The game looks and feels terrible with it installed, I don't even want to consider how it must be without it.
Pros: I rented it on Gamefly
Serious lack of polish. You'd think Conviction was the newest release in the series.
Worst unreal engine game I've ever seen (and I don't recall seeing a bad one, ever!)
Choppy gameplay, and just an overall bad look.
Based on in game dialogue, it seems this game is supposed to take place after Conviction, but the characters look, and the main characters voice are simply terrible!!
I wouldn't call this a AAA title. Maybe a single A based on it's initial price point being so high? Other than that, this game is not worthy of being a Splinter Cell title.