Excerpt: Some things were not meant to be. Time machines, Republican administrations that care about the welfare of the country, and fat-free donuts that actually taste like donuts are all things that people wish for but can't really ever exist. Another thing to add to this list of impossibles?
Excerpt: Well this title sure did sneak up on us, didn’t it’ Pun very much intended. Why open up this fair review in such a way, you may ask’ Well it’s a sad thing to say but that previous line is one of the few interesting things my mind could come up with to say about Splinter Cell: Essentials ‘ which is...
Excerpt: Date: 5/31/2006 The Splinter Cell games have always pushed the limits of the systems on which they’ve appeared, with the exception of portables. Portable systems just haven’t had the power to handle a Splinter Cell game.
Excerpt: Sam Fisher might be best known for his adventures on the home consoles and the PC, but he's no stranger to handhelds. He's appeared in games on the GBA, Nintendo DS, mobile phones, and now on the Sony PSP.
Excerpt: Ubisoft has unveiled details on Sam Fisher's first PSP outing, dubbed
Splinter Cell Essentials
. To be released on March 21st, the game features all-new missions exclusive to the PSP that "take players through the untold story of Sam Fisher's past" after starting out before the events in
Conclusion: This is not a game worthy of the Splinter Cell title. It feels rushed, forced and, worst of all, like a quick cash-in on a franchise that's move into the next-generation of consoles. Rent it if you're a fan, otherwise, steer clear.