Reviews and Problems with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
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Splinter Cell Blacklist Review
18 November 2013
Summary: Splinter Cell Blacklist won't revolutionize the genre, but it's still an enjoyable third-person action shooter worthy of the franchise name. The campaign is alright, but the excellent multiplayer picks up the slack.
Pros: Spies vs. Mercs is incredible, Multi-faceted approach to campaign missions
Cons: Same old story, different settings, Same old dialogue, different setting
Excerpt: Have you felt that today's "stealth" games, or even games that have limited stealth sequences, are a little lacking? I loved the new Tomb Raider as much as the next guy, but sneaking around was, in a word, lame. Shadows made no difference in whether or not an enemy ended up spotting you. Huh? The Last Of Us did things a little more smoothly, but the lack of a true non-lethal option, which would have made zero sense in the game, left stealth fans wanting.
Excerpt: The high-tech black-ops cyber-ninja is back. Sort of. With Third Echelon disbanded, its corrupt members dead or in jail, Sam Fisher dusts off his iconic tri-focal goggles for a sixth outing, this time as leader of a brand new, squeaky-clean Fourth Echelon. It isn't long before his unique talents are needed and this one will be a real test for his untried new team, who, aside from Sam and Anna Grimsdottir (Grim), have never worked together.
Excerpt: Sam Fisher is back in action when a terrorist group calling themselves The Engineers initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist which calls for the United States to remove their military from other countries or they will attack targets in the...
Pros: - Stealth play through are back, - Stream lined some of the more issues with pre
Summary: Splinter Cell: Conviction was, in my opinion, a superb new direction for the Splinter Cell series, but a fair few fans were unhappy with the changes Ubisoft made. It's hardly surprising then, that Splinter Cell: Blacklist pulls the classic trick of making the old seem new again, bringing Sam Fisher's stealthy adventures closer to their roots.
Excerpt: Let me get this out of the way, right off the bat shall we? Sam Fisher is back, do not adjust your sound settings. This is Sam Fisher. This is the first Splinter Cell, from my memory anyway, where Canadian Actor Michael Ironside is not the voice of Sam Fisher.
Excerpt: Sam Fisher's world may be the stuff of fiction but it is not that far removed from reality. As the franchise has always done a good job of highlighting, the "good guys" and "bad guys" are not always clear. The world is a more complicated place with shades of gray rather than stark black and white.
Excerpt: , the developers remember precisely what made this series so damn good; they put a premium on stealth, give us back all those nifty gadgets, add depth via customization and upgrades, and provide us with diverse, satisfying missions. As a huge bonus, the gripping, original multiplayer enhances and diversifies an already rewarding experience.