The latest iteration of Splinter Cell is due for release fairly soon. Once more you step into the silent shoes of Sam Fisher, but how will this game improve over its predecessors?
And how are we all feeling after this first wicked day of E3? Since I’m writing this before anything has been announced I don’t know if Microsoft has redeemed itself or if Sony has also assigned itself to the hatred corner.
Say what you like about it, but I really enjoyed the last Splinter Cell game, Conviction. By not being a typical Splinter Cell game, it was actually better. Gone were the time-consuming stealth mechanics and in its place was a far more fluid way of taking down enemies. And it also had a fantastic co-op section added in as well. Something that I hope Blacklist can improve upon even further.
I’ve been interested in Splinter Cell ever since we saw that great Gamescom trailer last year - bu there have been a lot of complaints about whether the game is being dumbed down for the COD generation or if perhaps they are slowly ditching the stealth elements of the game.
Ubisoft have released a new Splinter Cell Blacklist trailer that specifically showcases the advantages and features of the Nintendo Wii-U version over the others. It’s nice to see a developer specifically targeting the strengths of the new Nintendo console.
Gamers a re a weird lot. I don’t mean that in a negative way, but it is tricky to gauge what is and what is not acceptable in the industry these days. While sitting down for a session of flavour of the month FPS, you’re going to see the usual amount of popping heads and blood sprayed everywhere. But torture? Hoo boy, that is something that gamers do not dig, one bit whatsoever. At least, that’s what Ubisoft is saying, as they’ve taken out that segment from the upcoming Splinter Cell” Blacklist, with extreme prejudice.
I’ve got a new years resolution that I’m sticking to this year: No more collector’s editions. As much as I dig all the extra crap that comes with a game, it’s starting to take a hefty toll on my bank account. And once I have the content, I have no idea what to do with it. Hell, right now, I’m using my Borderlands chest to store packets of jelly beans. So here’s another special edition that is on the way, a rather unstealthy package for a stealthy game. Dammit, must hold firm to new years principles!
Been looking forward to exercising your fifth freedom on the faces of assorted criminals and terrorists in Splinter Cell: Blacklist? Well bad news Fisher wannabes, because the autumn release date for that game has been dealt a blow with extreme prejudice.
Big money, big games. That’s the mantra of the industry today, and while that approach doesn’t always work, it’s hard to deny the fact that it does produce results. Of course, in a changing economy, we might be looking at games which ditch budgets that could buy a small African country, as priotirities change. And that’s something that the director of the upcoming Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Patrick Redding, believes.
What’s the core concept of a Splinter Cell game? Baysplosions? Nope, it’s stealth, and it’s something that fans feel is missing from from the upcoming Splinter Cell: Blacklist, after watching a trailer that was two minutes of explosive action porn. And of course, the fans were a little upset. Did they have a right to be? Possibly, but according to Ubisoft, it’s yet another kneejerk reaction to their product.
As much as it was a radical departure that gave the Splinter Cell franchise a new breath of life, Conviction wasn’t exactly a perfect game either. The monochrome shift to stealth situations and the short single-player campaign knocked the ambitious title down a few pegs, but that’s something that Ubisoft Toronto says that they will be learning from with the upcoming Blacklist, as it follows directly after Conviction.
We saw a rumour not long ago that Microsoft would debut the Splinter Cell game from Ubisoft. They’ve done more than that - by giving a live demonstration of the game at their press conference.
Yes the irony of a new Splinter Cell title leaking before the official announcement has been lost on me but just take a look at these 7 new screenshots for the yet unannounced Splinter Cell Black List title coming to pretty much every platform known to man.
Has Ubisoft decided to release one of the Xbox 360â€™s premier exclusives onto the PS3? According to a product listing on Amazon.fr PS3 owners will be receiving the Splinter Cell Trilogy on the 2nd of November this year.
Not to be mistaken for Splinter Cell Conviction, the trilogy was released onto the PC 3 years ago and has already seen the light of day on the PS2 so this may not be a sign of things to come.
But then again, it is becoming less viable to stay exclusive to a single platform and with Amazon also listing the Prince of Persia trilogy for the PS3 we may be seeing the end of this particular exclusive.