Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist
Looks To Be Another Great Game
The Slinter Cell series has always been exceptional and this game looks to continue the trend. The controls seem very similar to Slinter Cell: Conviction, which some loved while others hated it for its less stealth-based action. I for one enjoyed the quickening of pace in Slinter Cell: Conviction as opposed to Slinter Cell: Chaos Theory, which was much more reliant on stealth and slow-pacing. This game is my most anticipated game of 2013, along with Rainbow Six Patriots and any Skyrim DLC released next year.
here,s the plot! i talk more later!!!
Following the events of Splinter Cell: Conviction, President of the United States, Patricia Caldwell officially terminates Third Echelon and orders all their current operations grounded immediately. President Caldwell chooses to replace the corrupt agency with the newly-formed "Fourth Echelon" - an elite team of operatives, drawn from different agencies, that operate in a mobile environment and travel the globe performing individual missions assigned by the President. Sam Fisher is formally appointed acting commander of the agency.
While Fourth Echelon conducts their primary mission of shutting down all Third Echelon activities, a group of twelve rogue terrorists initiate a terror ultimatum called "The Blacklist" - a deadly countdown of escalating terrorist attacks on United States assets.
Fisher and his team must now track and hunt these terrorists down, by any means necessary, and stop the Blacklist countdown before it reaches zero.
Along with President Caldwell, Blacklist sees the return of Anna 'Grim' Grímsdóttir, and will include the addition of new characters named Isaac Briggs and Charlie Cole.
The game is pretty good so far, but MY concern is I spent 169.99 + tax for the game and the plane. The plane which lasted 30 seconds! Seriously, followed all guidelines, went to fly, the fans started up it is pretty loud, then one just stopped, ten seconds later the other stopped. WTH?! I looked and you can see the plastic cover of the 'motor' was cracked and the red wire was not attached anymore to it. REALLY $170 REALLY #MADBRO!
Great Game; Especially If You Enjoyed Conviction
Developers took Conviction, which wasn't a bad game on it's own, and added a little more of everything. If you want more stealth, you have that option. If you want action, you have that option. Spies Vs Mercs is fun and the co-op is great as well. Overall, you have a bit more to do in this one than the previous title which helps with replayability. Old heads will tell you that this game is "not Splinter Cell"... imo Conviction and Blacklist (moreso Blacklist) give you options on how you want to handle situations, where the prior Splinter Cell titles pretty much forced you on a set way to do things. Bad news for this game as people will always choose the easier option which makes the game rather dull. However, just because the game gives you the option to shoot three enemies with the press of a button, doesn't mean you have to take it; in fact, you can disable it. If you challenge yourself to say "no kills/no takedowns" you'll actually derive the same enjoyment you get if you play any other SC title (at least I did). Of course these games don't have the same stealth elements as the first SC game but that doesn't make them any less playable or enjoyable.
Perfect for everone
Whether your a fan of the challenging classic splinter cell game or recently got hooked by conviction or even just now entering the franchise this game is perfect for you. Same fisher is back and kicking tail whether it be in the main story missions or the more challenging solo/cooperative side missions this game will leave you wanting more. Love conviction's gameplay with mark and exicute? Realistic will test you at times and have you still fully able to mark an execute. Classic stealthy splinter cell fan? Perfectionist difficulty will make you feel right at home with only a limited amount of ammunition and the achievements for not disturbing or killing any enemies will be fine additions to your collection. Intensely addictive gameplay will have you calling in sick to work just to play, I disbanded from my favorite games to beat the game. Definite proud owner of this game and extremely pleased with myself for preordering it, $60 I spent well.
This is Conviction perfected!!!
I am a member of the Splinter Cell forum's and I gotta say I find my self comparing this to chaos Theory more than Conviction. I can not wait to start working my way through every map with the 5.7USG and SC4000 equiped while wearing my Upper Echelon suit, because that look alone is a huge part of the real Sam Fisher. The customization is huge just in regards to the weapon and gadget options frome non-letal slleping(ghost) gas and tear gas(Panther) to frag and incindiary grenades(Assault) on the gadget side, and weapon,s rangeing from sniper rifles and high powered assault rifle's with some being able to equip suppressor's, to shotgun's(including a suppressed shotgun) SMG's and pistol's(including the 5.7USG which was his gun in all the SC games before Conviction). Finally you also get to upgrade your plane to get in game bonusses rangeing from unlocking guns for purchase(such as the prototype suppressed shotgun) to a Radar in your HUD and even the ability to change your weapons and gadgets mid-mission.
Looks awsome cannot wait
I absolutely love splinter cell conviction,I watched the blacklist demo like 11 times and hopefully its gonna be better.
One of the best Spy Games!
This game series really made a come back after not having to many people sticking with Conviction. This time around there is almost and RPG element with customizing gear from weapons to armor. While the original actor that voiced Sam Fisher did not return (Michael Ironside), the new voice actor did a decent job with what he had, but still wasn't as great as it could've been. The other voice actors did an amazing job with their roles especially Grimm. The hand to hand combat is great and you feel accomplished when you pull it off. The level design is great and gives you many ways to play the missions. The storyline, while at times confusing, was actually pretty good and makes sense with world events. Other than the campaign the best part of the game actually is the CO-OP missions. Playing through missions with a friend is more fun this time around than any other I've played. Id recommend this game to fans of this style of game and all Splinter Cell fans!
No Michael Ironside:(
Though the game: Splinter Cell: Blacklist looks like it has a strong story and very nice game engine and graphics, I am seriously debating whether or not to get it solely based on the fact that Michael Ironside is not the voice of Sam Fisher in this game. Michael Ironside IS Sam Fisher and if his voice is changed, it will introduce an entirely new character that just happens to have the same name. Please, Ubisoft, re-cast the voice actor, and return the character of Sam Fisher to Michael Ironside, who was the original character and should remain as such, especially after 5 full length games. To change his voice would be an insult to Splinter Cell's loyal fan base, and Ubisoft needs to realise that they will most likely lose a huge majority of potential buyers for this game.
Looks Similar, But Great!
The Splinter Cell series has been loved by many people. It has brought amazing stealth mechanics and unique gameplay to consoles. So, with that in mind, Splinter Cell: Blacklist looks great. The first thing that I noticed about the demo, was that everything looked solid, but familiar. This shocked me, due to the fact that every single past Splinter Cell entry has been different. Still, this game looks like a blast, because I loved Conviction. I am still shaky about the game having Kinect enhancements, but it doesn't look like it could ruin the overall experience. Yes, graphics are astounding, gameplay looks fun, but the game looks a bit to much like Conviction.