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. The levels themselves offer more open spaces to run and hide, with each mission in a completely different locale.
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 cover each and every base.
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. The chances are then, that you went out and bought the sequel on the day of release, based on the quality of the first title.
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. We have played the Xbox and PC version but to be honest we wouldn't have the score increased too much because of improved visuals and slightly better designed levels - it would be minimal as it isn't a significant difference.
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 experience and you have what may prove to be one of the best games of the year.
Pros: Solid stealth gameplay, Lots of minor improvements, Awesome multiplayer, Great graphics
Cons: Why does everyone speak English?, Some trial-and-error portions
Excerpt: Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow is one of the highest rated Xbox games as reviewed by Game Freaks 365. I have not played, and do not intend to play the Xbox version, being that we already have a review up for it, but thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no doubt in my mind that the Xbox outperformed the PS2 with flying colors when it comes to graphics.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The only thing wrong with SC: PT is that the single player missions had to end. Luckily the multiplayer adds almost endless longevity to the game. SC: PT is the complete package. It excels in every category and is just immensely fun to play.