posted by StayFrsty7 (TERRE HAUTE, IN) Sep 3, 2013
Member since Aug 2008
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If you enjoyed Splinter Cell: Conviction then this game is for you. Most of the previous games mechanics are present here from the executions to the "last known location silhouettes". Definitely worth a rent although it wont blow you away.
The story is actually very good. A terrorist organization tell the US government to withdraw all troops in foreign countries or it will continue with a series of attacks on US soil.
The new play style rating systems add a new incentive to how you approach each mission. Ghost (stealth), Panther (stalk & kill), and Assault (guns blazing).
Some clunky menus and convoluted upgrade system make time not spent in missions a chore.
Some side missions cannot be completed without help from a coop partner.
The game difficulty is fairly easy on the normal setting.
If you like Splinter Cell then this game is a no-brainer. Its got a cool story and the way that you can approach each mission however you want makes each mission feel different. It absolutely deserves a spot on your GameQ.
I truly enjoy the Splinter Cell franchises. Up until this one I have always found the game challenging, yet possible. I couldn't get used to the controls which made it less appealing but manageable. However by far the worst part about the game wasn't that it was too difficult or that the controls sucked, but that if you failed the mission there weren't any checkpoints you just had to start the ENTIRE mission all over again. Which is extremely frustrating if you keep failing the mission at the very end of completion. For example after completing 2 of the 3 waypoints I still had to start completely all over again.