This game was so frustrating I nearly smashed my controller on the floor a dozen times. Enemies spot you when you can't see them, you get stuck on railings, and "green" doesn't always mean green. Occasionally you'll become invisible, just floating gun and watch, other times your weps go bye-bye. I rented this since I own and have played the entire series from the beginning, but this incarnation soured me to the franchise. I don't mind using my brain to solve problems, just give a fightiing chance. sheesh
I just finished playing about 2 hours worth of Splinter Cell:Double Agent. After stumbling through a very unconvincingly random prison riot where prison guards walk gingerly along like nothing is happening, I got to mission 3 where I get to enjoy multiple objectives that are all on a timer. After completing the same objective for the third time and somehow managing to get caught again by yet another psychic guard that can see through walls apparently, I quit playing and decided that this was probably the worst PS3 game I've ever played.
Now, granted, its been a really long time since I played through the first two games on my PC, but I don't at all recall Splinter Cell being such a terrible experience. What happened?
Their is no freedom in SC:DA. Just look at the very first mission. Its basically a series of things that need to be done in a specific order or you pretty much get caught. And the only way to figure out what you have to do, is by trying things, failing, getting caught, restarting and trying again and again until you do what the level was designed for you to do. Fun. In fact, that is exactly what is missing from this game. Fun!
Mission 3 was even worse. You don't get any second chances to hide again or double back around a guard that spotted something and take him out while he's looking for you. Thats what was fun about the first two games. Being allowed to SNEAK! This game, if you get caught by some guard that can see through boxes, its pretty much game over. You start back at your checkpoint to do the same things you just did the previous 10 boring minutes. Trial and error gameplay = not cool.
This is a bery good game the only things that take away from it are some frame rate issues also the fact that you play the same level more than once. Other than that the gameplay is solid and should keep you guessing there are some actual difficult choices to make in the game that can change the ending. Ubisoft has been doing good lately with R6V and splinter cell I hope GRAW2 is good too from what ive seen so far it will be hope this was helpful.