Excerpt: With its use of shadows and beautiful visuals, the original Splinter Cell redefined the stealth genre considerably, preceding games and even titles that followed tended to feel a little lightweight in comparison.
Excerpt: The political landscape has changed drastically since the Cold War era, and with the rapid advancements of technology, so have the methods of covert operations. Fake shoe heels, micro-cameras, and wiretaps have given way to satellite imagery, EMP weaponry, and photo-sensitive clothing.
Excerpt: Who knew that playing in the dark could look so good? Apparently, the folks over at Ubisoft sure did. Their latest Tom Clancy hit, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow , follows up the original with new moves, new missions, and a lot more stealth action.
Excerpt: Stealth is a word guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of all but the most unseasoned gamers. In recent times it has been transformed from an innovative and welcome feature into part of the dreaded 'tick this box' formula; a huge melting pot of genre specifics used by Developers anxious to...
Excerpt: Any of you who own an Xbox will probably have an affinity with the Splinter Cell series. If you own Microsoft’s big green machine, then you will either have played one of the million demo versions or got the original game as a pack-in when you bought the machine.
Excerpt: I don't care what anyone thinks - any game where the main character is voiced by Michael Ironside is already fun just by his gruff commentary alone. Throw in a sharply realized and realistic stealth gameplay that's been fine-tuned since the first game came out and add on a great online/multiplayer...
Pros: Solid stealth gameplay, Lots of minor improvements, Awesome multiplayer, Great graphics
Cons: Why does everyone speak English?, Some trial-and-error portions
Summary: The score we've given Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow is based on the PlayStation 2 version which will inevitable represent the eventual GameCube version as last years releases of the PS2 and GCN versions where identical in most aspects.
Summary: Pandora Tomorrow takes place in the near future, in a world that looks surprisingly possible, considering where we are right now. The United States has decided to set up shop in East Timor, once part of Indonesia, but now a sovereign democracy that shares its land mass with its former ruler.
Excerpt: Genre: Stealth Action Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Release Date: March 27, 2004 Buy 'SPLINTER CELL: Pandora Tomorrow': Xbox | GBA | GameCube | PC | PlayStation 2 Ubisoft has made a name for itself based on its Tom Clancy series, and Splinter Cell is probably one of the more popular titles.