Excerpt: The Splinter Cell franchise is one of those few cross-platform series that always improves after every installment. While maintaining its standard action/stealth gameplay roots along with a solid and fun multiplayer component, the game series blossomed into one of the most popular and exciting franchises ever. In the months building up to the game’s release, teasers on the game’s website hinted at Sam Fisher’s spiral into depression after the death of his daughter.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The Splinter Cell series has become a much loved franchise and has come a long way since the first game. Last year’s Chaos Theory introduced new moves and weapons while retaining everyone’s favourite gameplay style, and spicing up the graphics considerably. In short, it was the best Splinter Cell game.
Conclusion: In reaching your decision, you should also note that the Splinter Cell series is famous for its spy vs. merc. multiplayer gameplay. That should give "Double Agent" some more juice before you decide to toss it onto your pile of old game boxes.
Pros: Good mission design, intuitive interface, players given more choice;
Cons: Crappy performance, buggy, some recycled sounds, old AI routines, broken scripted sequences, flimsy characterization and execution of the story.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: I've played Splinter Cell games in the past but none of them has ever gripped me as much as Double Agent. Despite its flaws, the game is still an excellent way to spend the dozen hours it'll take you to exhaust it, and the online modes are gravy. The new relationship mechanics are interesting too, adding another layer to the familiar Fisher gameplay and leaving you with a few meaty decisions to make.
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Excerpt: "Splinter Cell: Double Agent jatkaa edellisosien tapaan laadukkaana ja varsin tunnelmallisena hiiviskelytoimintapelinä visuaalisesti hienolla ulkoasulla ryyditettynä. Valitettavasti vain pelin PC-versio on kuitenkin tällä hetkellä niin buginen ja hätäisesti markkinoille tuotu keskeneräinen julkaisu, ettei sitä kenenkään kannata mennä kaupasta hankkimaan.
Pros: + Splinter Cell-tunnelma tallella, + Grafiikka ja äänet, + Virtaviivaistetumpi käyttöliittymä toimii
Cons: - Erittäin buginen, - Huono ruudunpäivitys jopa tehokkaallakin koneella
Summary: Как итог: Double Agent – понятное дело, крайне неоднозначное продолжение и как раз тот случай, когда поклонники разделяются на два лагеря. Какие лагери, поймёте и сами, а игра замечательная. Многообразная, чуть более сложная, притом не далеко ушедшая от замысла, как бесстыжая Conviction .