I am – or perhaps was – a huge Splinter Cell fan. Up until Conviction , I had played and completed each and every entry, enjoying them all. I would always say that for my stealth fix, I would play SC for realism, authenticity, and better, more fluid control, while I'd play MGS for the superior storylines.
And then Conviction went and pissed me off. Big time. If I wanted to play a third-person shooter, I would, and it would be a darn sight better than whatever that was.
But boy, I'm feeling a lot better in looking at Splinter Cell: Blacklist , which is slated to come out during the first quarter of 2013 (so what else is new?). Here are over ten minutes of gameplay footage narrated by Ubisoft creative director Maxime Belland and hey…this looks like a return to form. There's still too much damn action but at least it looks cool (and functional), and I have the option of being stealthy more often than not.
Check it out.
Related Game(s): Splinter Cell: Blacklist