As a long time fan of the Splinter Cell series, I eagerly waited for the latest iteration to come out. To be completely direct, I was disappointed in the campaign aspect of the game. Don't let that fool you, though, because this is an excellent game on its own.
If you're looking for a stand-up stealth/action game then you'll certainly find one here. The graphics almost blend next-gen and current-gen so they're at the top of what the X-Box can handle. Point in fact, they look fantastic. The game is highly immersive and very well polished and it shouldn't disappoint as a stand-alone game.
That being said, if you're a Splinter Cell fan and you're looking for a single-player experience on par with Chaos Theory (my personal favorite of the series) then you too might end up disappointed. The new trust meter isn't exactly an innovative touch but it was done well enough even if it did hamper the traditional Splinter Cell game-play style. The level design, while very detailed and articulated, felt like it was easily forgettable and unimaginative. I think the main reason for this was because the story-line just didn't have that impact that the previous iterations did.
To sum it up, the game is undoubtedly good on its own merit but there were aspects that left me disappointed when expecting something on the level of a previous version. Definitely worth a rental anyway.
This is a Tom Clancy game chances are its going to be hot. Splinter Cell has done it again. Now you can change from good agent to bad. You have to maintain both side though or the other one will get suspicous. Bad things seem to follow Fisher, but its okay, he's a splinter cell. I like the multi-player and the teamwork that you use with other players. I dont think I have to say anything about the graphics and storyline. Shooters will love this game, and Tom Clancy lovers will cherish it.