Reviews and Problems with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
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Splinter Cell: Conviction UK Review
15 October 2015
Excerpt: "Classy" is the word that keeps springing to mind. Splinter Cell: Conviction is a game about killing people in the dark. But classily. If there was an option to present the scattered ring of mangled corpses at the end of each map with a tray full of Ferrero Rocher, it wouldn't feel at all out of...
Excerpt: I’m seeing a pattern here with the Splinter Cell series. The odd-numbered installments are noticeably better than the even-numbered installments. Case in point: The first Splinter Cell re-defined the espionage genre.
Excerpt: The creators of Splinter Cell: Conviction, Ubisoft, are known for their inventive titles, polished game play, emotional storylines and their courage to try something new. With Conviction, Ubisoft has laid out many features to turn the Splinter Cell series from a stealth-action title to a movie...
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction Xbox 360 Review
7 September 2010
Excerpt: Splinter Cell: Conviction was once a very different game, but perhaps it was so far removed from the norm that Ubisoft decided to go back to the drawing board and come up with something a bit closer to what we’re all used to, thus dropping features such as the makeshift weapons.
Excerpt: Silent Hunter 4 dives you into World War II submarine combat in the Pacific Basin. Dealing with realistic events from the period, the game leads you and your crew through the Pacific campaign as you take action to stop the Japanese war machine advancing.
Conclusion: So, frustrating combat and a short length, but engrossing writing and striking visuals. Kane & Lynch is a series that flaunts its many cinematic influences, so much so it seems like IO focused on making Dog Days a good movie rather than a good game.
Conclusion: Sam Fisher is back with a vengeance then, leaner and meaner than ever before. Splinter Cell: Conviction, like Fisher is also rather lean in terms of narrative-based content, but there's more than enough going on in multiplayer to make SCC well worth the asking price. And we say that with conviction.
Excerpt: Are you scared of the dark? Does the thought of dangers, hiding in shadows unseen, frighten you? We fear the dark because there may be something, or someone, hiding within, waiting for a chance to destroy us. We fear the dark because it is not in our nature to be at home there.
Pros: Engaging story; great pacing; outstanding action; innovative stealth system
Summary: Right off the bat, Splinter Cell: Conviction hits a level of intrigue often reserved for the climax of a spy thriller. An arresting sense of urgency surrounds every stealth kill Sam Fisher performs, and each level tests your reaction speed and split-second tactical skills.