I'm right now at the Infiltrate Guantanamo Bay mission
.. so I figured I had some opinions on the game so far.
Of course it's not the original Splinter Cell I've played 11yrs ago nor any titles from years back but Double Agent wasn't like the firsts either. Each Splinter Cell always had a different route with stealth and achieving your objectives. I liked Conviction but I didn't 'love' it.. so far with Blacklist, at first prior to release I wasn't pleased because of the new voice actor and the way Fisher looked as opposed to other SC's but throughout playing the game, I rather enjoy it and feel more home to Splinter Cell than I did with Conviction. Which we all know Conviction took a different route, more than just stealth but a hardass Fisher with vengeance. But Blacklist feels more of Pandora Tomorrow/Chaos Theory mixture to me.
The story is intriguing, not the best.. but keeps you going and attached to a certain point. I like Briggs, Charlie, Grim and Sadiq seems like a genuine terrorist, so it's rather engaging and easy to keep playing. The options you have with your gear, gadgets, suits, etc is fun and keeps you playing to successfully complete each objective to gather more points in return for money. So far, I'd put Blacklist in my Top 3 of SC games, I think we all just grew up or been so used to the old Fisher that we aren't quite adjusting to the new Fisher and the new direction that Ubisoft is going.
I wonder about Fisher's future though, obviously he's getting older and there will be a point where they can't continue to make Fisher the lead guy, so who would you take over? Briggs? Eh, I'm skeptical about that, not because he's black but I don't really feel Briggs but we really don't know him honestly. Perhaps a SC where a new agent joins 4E and Fisher continues the role of an actual Commander or what have you and your new mentor. Just weird because in Blacklist, the aging Fisher (even though he looks in his early 30's for some odd reason) was able to be as agile as he was in the early days.. I love Fisher, don't get me wrong but I believe it's time to retire him, especially since Ironside isn't there.. that is what nearly blew my chances of buying this one. Time to bring in the new generation.
Anyways, we'll see how the last missions go, digging it so far.. minus those annoying f*cking guard dogs! KILL EM WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE! little f*cking hitlers
Edit:: Finished that sh*t son.. whew, that ending was nice, left it open for another one!
Edited by GunWrath, 03 September 2013 - 09:47 AM.