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: 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
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.
Excerpt: "They thought I didn't have the technology. They thought I had reached my limit. They thought I didn't have the resources." Damn, those fanboys think way too much. Oh, that's right, "they thought wrong". Subtly brushing off any claims that a faithful PS2 port of Splinter Cell would be a bleak occurrence, Ubi Soft's Shanghai development studio managed to tap into the PS2 and pull off a remarkable port of the Xbox's finest game.
Excerpt: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is a top contender for game of the year. You are Sam Fisher, a member of the C.I.A., playing through 15 missions full of challenge and strategy. The game has amazing graphics with real time shadow effect not seen in most games.
Conclusion: It's also one of those rare games that, while highly linear in approach, just begs to be played again and again thanks its clever puzzles and the various ways in which you can tackle a given situation. While the PS2 version is a little more polished in many areas, you can't go wrong with either version.
Conclusion: SCPT er en poleret oplevelse. Det er et gennemarbejdet spil med et intuitivt interface og masser af sm� detaljer, der er med til at tr�kke lidt mere op p� oplevelsen. Er man stor fan af stealth-action spil, og mangler noget at tage sig til indtil Metal Gear Solid 3 udkommer, er SCPT s� absolut et godt valg. Den samlede oplevelse sniger sig lige op p� fem forsigtige stjerner.
Summary: Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow ist selbst seinem Vorgänger dank sinnvollen Neuerungen und Verbesserungen sowie bombastischer Grafik deutlich überlegen und bildet klar die neue Referenz im Stealth-Genre. Trotz harschem Schwierigkeitsgrad bleibt der Titel stets fair und motiviert auch nach einem Duzend missglückten Versuchen zum erneuten Angehen einer heiklen Stelle. Trotzdem seien Genre-Neulinge vor frustrierenden Erlebnissen gewarnt.