posted by StayFrsty7 (TERRE HAUTE, IN) Sep 3, 2013
Member since Aug 2008
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
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.
posted by angryarmytony (FAIR OAKS, CA) Dec 1, 2013
Member since Sep 2013
It makes me beyond happy to find that Splinter Cell will do whatever is necessary to make itself better from its predecessors. This game immediately awed me with its choices in combat, will go non-lethal and silently knockout your foes? Will you be an assassin in the shadows taking out enemies one by one with no one to find you? Or will you simply take a machine gun and dispatch your enemies in open combat? You decide! Enemies tend to be a little too sensitive to the slightest of noises you'll make and may seem a little unfair at times, but, throughout my gameplay there was never a time where there was an unwinnable situation just my first plan going wrong. Though there are some missions where it seemed impossible to go non-lethal but I have been told it can be done. also for those that wish to go full assault may get caught on a few missions where you must remain in the shadows however you will be warned in the game. I do wish there was a coop campaign separate from the main campaign like in conviction and without it, the coop seemed lacking. The solo campaign and upgrade system completely make up for the lack in coop and not at all was I ever bored with this game.