-Written by Sean Cargle
Monday, June 4, 2012
Splinter Cell Blacklist E3 Gameplay Demo
The Splinter Cell series is traditionally about playing a deadly black ops agent named Sam Fisher in modern times. It used to have a really heavy emphasis on being cautious and planning your moves. The latest entry in the series, Splinter Cell Conviction, stepped away from all that and moved the game more into an action game where stealth didn't really matter all that much because you could easily eliminate your opponents. It certainly did have some challenging co-op, but it was ridiculed for having a very short, easy and action orientated campaign. Splinter Cell Blacklist is set to come out in Spring 2013 and it looks to be going even farther towards action and away from stealth. Blacklist doesn't look all that generic or unenjoyable, but for those who wanted the series to return to stealth and careful tactics are going to be really disappointed. Nothing screams Sam Fisher like shooting five people in five seconds out in the open and using an automated system that seems to require little or no skill from the player. Also, Michael Ironside, the voice actor who has voiced Sam Fisher for every single Splinter Cell game is no longer doing the voice acting. This is the first gameplay demo shown of the game and I hope there is still quite a bit of stealth involved in the game. I could rant a little more about Splinter Cell Blacklist, but I'll just let you watch the gameplay demo that Ubisoft released earlier today.