Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell review (Gamecube version)
Mr. D. L. Ashworth, amazon.co.uk
16 August 2010
Summary: One of the most popular, most successful, and best looking games for Microsoft's Xbox is now on the GameCube, and in some respects it's better than the original. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is a stealth-driven action adventure that sends you, as operative Sam Fisher, around the globe on numerous highly secretive and very dangerous assignments. It all goes down like something straight out of a Hollywood action thriller, complete with plenty of big-budget production values.
Summary: Splinter Cell is well known for its captivating storyline, impressive graphics, clever level designs and in my opinion, being the best stealth game ever since metal gear solid. In this first installment, the game has you climbing poles, absailing down the sides of buildings and knocking out enemies in a number of different ways. You're Sam Fisher. The American government's spy. Your work is completely secret. No one except for the government knows you exist.
Summary: Splinter Cell is a very good game. From the presentation and story through to the graphics and the all important gameplay it's a winner. It does become a little unfair in terms of save points and difficulty during the late stages, but it's worth the perseverence. Recommended for fans of stealth/combat/shoot em ups and adventure games in general.
Summary: This game intrigued me from the start, as an older gamer I relish the chance to get my hands on a game with a meatier storyline and more adult themes and here splinter cell delivers. The voice acting is solid and the script is excellent even managing to throw in some genuinly amusing moments into the Tom Clancy plot line. As an overall gaming experience however it does have its drawbacks and ultimatly will not appeal to everyone.