I never played any Splinter Cell games, but I have seen a lot of them played. But as for this particular game it's so fun! And super stealthy "Well thats how I played the game." But Overall I enjoyed the game for it's Solo/Co op play.
This is a solid title. Let me first say, this is the first Splinter Cell I have played and my experience was a solid one. I enjoyed playing with friends locally and online. The story was engaging and kept me wondering whats around the corner. Lastly, the game play was top notch.
We have Sam Fisher placed in some really bad situations, especially when he's poisoned (that sucks). Going up against these bad situations is his trusty crew. Who play more of a support role from afar than dealing with the up close action. Although, his partner does come face to face with one of the pivotal moments in the game and doesnt shy away for a second. Another character, whom I think, doesnt get enough credit is the B52 bomber, which acts as the mobile HQ for our heroes. Fully upgradable and complete with its own name dubbed Paladin. It plays an essential role in the game.
Choose your play style. Stealthy, a mix of stealth and aggression, or guns blazing. Your choice of gear helps in that aspect. Heavy armor that makes tons of noise wont get you far in a covert mission. However, laying wast to a bunch of mercs who stand little chance to a head shot friendly Sam Fisher is really enjoyable.
Co op play is where the fun is. Either goin head to head or running missions together is enjoyable and it feels rewarding. I liked taking out light sources to give my friend an edge in stealth was just highly enjoyable. If things got to hairy for em, I'd provide support, or rush in and save him from overwhelming odds. Online fighting is different. Your pitted against mercs who have the edge in a confrontation vs the spy class who are hard to spot and if they get the drop on a merc its over in one stealth kill move. Then when the match is over you switch sides. Taking on the heavy armored merc class where a gunfight is no problem and the best case for the merc. Getting to close to a one stealth move kill spy is not what a merc wants.
I cant go on. Enjoy and thanks for reading