Say what you like about it, but I really enjoyed the last Splinter Cell game, Conviction. By not being a typical Splinter Cell game, it was actually better. Gone were the time-consuming stealth mechanics and in its place was a far more fluid way of taking down enemies. And it also had a fantastic co-op section added in as well. Something that I hope Blacklist can improve upon even further.
There’s been a lot said about the single-player component of Blacklist, but quite honestly, if you’re unhappy with that section of this Splinter Cell game then perhaps the co-op and Spies vs Mercs mode will intrigue you instead.
It’s got some meaty content, for certain. Four mission types over 14 maps should provide quite a few hours of entertainment, especially when I decide to cock things up for Geoff and begin firing my rifle wildly just as he’s about to make that stealthy kill. I’m ‘orrible like that.
Splinter Cell Blacklist is out in August, on all the platforms.
Last Updated: May 21, 2013