The latest gameplay
trailer for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, the 5th Freedom, must surely
have an imposter parading as Sam Fisher. That, or Ubisoft decided on a makeover
for the usual stealthy and gun-shy Fisher approach.
I am disappoint.
Stealth was the
trademark of the Splinter Cell franchise; it was the one thing that set Fisher
apart from the rest of the stubble faced machinegun wielding machos on our digital
Now he is just
another man in a rubber suit holding a big gun.
I don’t care much
for achievements when I play a video game; in fact, I never do the achievements,
except for Sam Fisher’s. I’ve played all the Splinter Cell games just for the
challenge of having a perfect stealth score. As gamers, we can shoot before we’ve learned
to navigate a choice driven conversation tree, but few have the patience to
master the art of stealth.
Blacklist releases in March 2013 for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. You can
pre-order the game from here for exclusive bonus content.
Check out the
gameplay video and drop me a comment on how you would like to play the Sam.
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