Well, I have to eat my words.
After playing the demo, I was mortified at what had become of my beloved SC series. The buttons were all wrong! The ability to jump anytime is gone! oh woe is my broken, weeping heart for yet another series has been turned to crap.
So what do I do? I go out and buy it anyways (stupid mind... well I have them all, I should at least get it and try it out.....)
After a good hour, the controls feel firm, I am able to evade enemies with the greatest of ease.
Now, I love splinter cell, as you can see (yes those words were bitter!) but I do have some complaints about the game.
While I love the Co-op portion, I feel its lacking. I like the fact it is a different story, but I want more! This is my problem with a 6 hour campaign, and then a 6 hour Co-op campaign. It leaves me wanting more and wondering, what has become of video games? i miss the days of 20-30 hours of gameplay. But lately, I am lucky to get 10!
While on the note of multiplayer, I love the spy vs spy, this is a FUN mode. But I find myself missing the Mercs vs Spy as well. I loved grabbing a merc, whispering crap in his ear, and then just knocking him out, while prancing away, giggling like a school girl high on a flower trip. I am hoping, naw... praying, that Ubisoft will release this sometime as an extra mode.
So lets see, I covered the bad... the lack of time for the game (check), lack of Merc vs spy (check)
Now! For the good. I really enjoy the interrogations! While I wish they were more hands on, they still entertain me and my mind. The story is so, so. However, I never beat Double Agent, it may be better if I did that.
I enjoy the co-op, I love being able to find people to play with online, the good and the bad, and just working as a team.
The PEC challenges is fun as well, I find myself in competition with friends to see who can get what, and upgrading the weapons is my sweet reward for a job well done.
Graphically the game is good, I enjoy running around a lot, and being sneaky sneaky and strategic, but what I love about the game is, I can play it the way I want to play it. If I want to be master chief storming into battle (granted my armor is an enemy in front of me) I can do so, and surprisingly, I can live through it! If I want to be Jack Bauer (Oops... Sorry, Sam Fischer!) and infiltrate the base, so be it!
Overall I have to say the fact that Ubisoft has already said they will be releasing weekly free content to it, makes me smile.
Though I will never buy another Ubisoft PC Game (until their draconian DRM is out of the picture at least) I can support their move on the console. It's things like this (please note this Activision, and everyone else!) that will convince me to purchase the online content they add in later. read