Summary: I have progressed much into this game so my view may be a bit biased but so far it seems to be quite a simple game and, being a side-scroller, the stealth element isn't anything like it is in first/third person. Look thoroughly at some game-play/review videos before you decide whether or not to buy this.
Summary: the handheld versioin of splinter cell follows the same story line, which involves fishers investigation into the activitys of russian leader, presidant Nikoladze, after the dissapearance of two undercover agents. The game starts off basic, with no soldiers to worry about and appears to be a lazy 2D platformer. But delve a little deeper and the stealth elements emerge. If guards see you, they will either attack or run off to trigger the alarms.