I was planning on writing up something last night, but it was way too late and I was way too tired. This entire post will be lots of rambling but i will try and warn of spoilers.
So I picked up the game yesterday afternoon and basically played it straight though. I played on "Hardened" which took me about 8-9 hours. It was a solid difficulty setting and I suggest it for anyone with FPS experience. Now for the review.
BUY THIS GAME!!!...GO NOW, then come back and read the review
OK, now that is out of the way.
The game looks amazing, plays amazing, is amazing! *** It starts out beautifully on a boat,*** kind of like MGS 2 or 3 (can't remember which one). The first level completely sucks you in, and as you can see I couldn't put down the controller until the story was over.
The graphics look outstanding, the physics are amazing, and the AI is absolutely insane. If you aren't quick to rush into battle, you might not receive a kill for the first couple of levels. You team mates are excellent. These are definitely not Haloz marines. However, the enemy can be quite frustrating, as they too like to flank and sneak behind you for the easy kill.
***My favorite level in the game and possibly in any FPS ever was "All Ghillied Up" where they flashback to your captain 15 years earlier in a mission at Chernobyl.*** This is possibly the best stealth mission ever and if Splinter Cell was this intense i might have played more of them.
***It has everything you could want, from stealth and sneaking, to sniping and an all out battle nearing the end.*** Its f'in great.
Another great thing from the game, ***Once you complete the missions and finish the credits there is an extra mission. Seems like a "thank you" to our Marines and is probably dedicated to someone in specific. But the level is very fun.***
Also after beating the game you unlock Arcade Mode (basically Haloz Meta game) as well as some nice cheats.
Well that is about it for my review, I would go into more detail but now that i am awake it is time to start the multi-player and unlock the create a class. read