Reviews and Problems with Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Essentials
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Very disappointing game
PSP Player, Amazon
17 June 2007
Summary: I have never played any games in the SC series, which I think might be part of my problem. If you have some familiarity with the series (I had read that some missions in this game were taken directly from the console versions), then you probably have some idea of what is going on. I found myself struggling with the awkward character movement and unclear objectives.
Summary: I must disagree with the other reviewers. The game isn't designed for the PSP, the gameplay and story aren't bad at all, but there are very important features Ubisoft dev team didn't had in their mind and they should. The PSP isn't a game console with a good "outdoors" screen and this game should came to players with "Game Brightness Level" as option, and there isn't nothing, that makes very hard (impossible) to play outside (unless at night) only if you use Sam's night...
Summary: I have played splinter cell on xbox 360 and ps3 and can say I brought this for the psp because I thought it would be fun to play on a portable console ohh boy was I wrong I mean to start the camera angles are so terrible and the controls are hard to use on the psp I found it very hard to function around with these controls. Overall, Story: 5/10 game play:2/10 graphics: 5/10 audio & sfx, 6/10 don't buy this its hard to use and you would probably regret buying it!!!
Splinter Cell fans wishing for a pick-up-and-play port of the PS2 hit will be left disappointed.
4 July 2010
Excerpt: Splinter Cell: Essentials is the first Splinter Cell game appearing on the PSP...and may well be the last. An average game with average presentation and awkward controls, Essentials will leave PSP owners disappointed. Presentation I'll be blunt. This game earns very few marks for presentation. For a start, the menus look sterile, functional and down-right boring.
Summary: I am sure that suggesting a stealth game is too dark will attract criticism, but as my first foray into the world of Splinter Cell, I really couldn't see the point of a game that almost forces you to use the night vision permanently. Not until the last chapters was the graphic capability of the PSP properly exploited. I also found that there is a lack of drive - no gameplay - no real adrenaline kick to redeem the game.
Summary: I really like the Splinter Cell series, and I wanted to like this too, but It's just not a good game... in fact its barely a decent game. Even if you love the franchise, I would advise you NOT to buy this frustrating sub par, game. Get Socom, Killzone or Syphon Filter instead.
Excerpt: "I found this game really bad because every time I tryed to save my game it would switch the psp off but with all my other games that would not happen so I never got past the second mission. Also graphics are not that good and sometimes I found it hard it see were I was and were I was ment to go my son also found it hard. The missions I played on were ok but very hard and takes a long time because I could not save my game when I got to a cheakpoint. ...