http://gamingtrend.com
September 02, 2014, 04:32:06 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Poll
Question: What is your plan with the new splinter cell game
Buy day 1 - 9 (36%)
Buy after impressions - 6 (24%)
Maybe when the price drops - 6 (24%)
rent - 2 (8%)
won't buy or even play - 2 (8%)
Total Voters: 25

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Splinter Cell Double Agent  (Read 1440 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
papasmurff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1399


View Profile
« on: September 16, 2006, 06:42:00 PM »

Ok so I know we are about a month away from release on this one, but Splinter Cell is held to be a fairly good series by most people.  What are your thoughts/impressions on this one?
Logged

Gaming Tag: papa smurff 4
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21054



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2006, 06:55:30 PM »

Day 1 instapurchase for me.  I look forward to this series every year, and this one looks even better than previous titles. smile
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
Kevin Grey
Global Moderator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 13976


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2006, 06:56:15 PM »

Quote from: papasmurff on September 16, 2006, 06:42:00 PM

Ok so I know we are about a month away from release on this one, but Splinter Cell is held to be a fairly good series by most people.  What are your thoughts/impressions on this one?

Cautiously optimistic.  I loved Chaos Theory and I like a lot of the ideas in this one, but I have much less confidence in Ubi Shaghai than I do in Ubi Montreal (who did the first and third games). 
Logged
disarm
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 4182


my moral standing is lying down...


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2006, 11:31:43 PM »

i'll probably buy after seeing a few impressions.  i loved the first three games and have faith in Ubisoft to pull off another game addition to the SC world, but i've put myself on a little bit of a gaming budget right now.  i'll be buying very few games on hype alone while i'm saving up for a new HDTV...
Logged

*Gamertag - disarm78*
Now Playing: Grand Theft Auto V
EngineNo9
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11019


I said good day, sir!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2006, 11:46:03 PM »

I'll probably wait for a price reduction.  I really enjoyed Chaos Theory but I'm waiting to see the response to the changes in store for this one.  Besides, there are a ton of other games coming out I won't mind waiting a while. 
Logged

Sandwiches do fix everything.
TheMissingLink
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 6235


TML, for short.


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2006, 11:49:38 PM »

To me, the Splinter Cell series just doesn't work.  It doesn't click with me.  I'm not sure whether it's because it's TOO stealthy for my taste, because I don't particularily care how the game controls (LIKE SHIT) or because Sam Fisher is an INCREDIBLY boring character; but Splinter Cell has ALWAYS let me down when I've played it.

So even though I'll be tempted with the pretty graphics and GRITTY style, I'll give a demo of it a whirl and decide from there.  But most likely, I'll pass.
Logged

TheMissingLink on PSN
Jumangi
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1797



View Profile
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2006, 12:03:31 AM »

I'll get it right away, but as a rental. I like the series allot but just for the single player.
Logged
Nth Power
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3451



View Profile
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2006, 12:56:38 AM »

If impressions/reviews are glowing I'll probably pick it up right away, anything less and I'll hold off for later.
Logged

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities" -Voltaire
XBL gamertag: NthPowr
Tebunker
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3480


Ask How, Ask Now, Ask me


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2006, 01:31:57 AM »

I like to the series to a degree, however, I'll wait for the price to come down AND to see what they do with the Wii version. I was hoping for online with the Wii, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
Logged

"I hate cynicism -- it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind amazing things will happen." - Conan O'Brien
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2006, 03:47:16 AM »

I really haven't played any of them.  I had the first one and played up to the middle of the CIA level before I quit and never got back to it.  Definitely not a day 1 purchase with so much coming out around then (Gears of War, RB6: Vegas, Crackdown, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Call of Duty 3, Superman Returns, possbily Blitz the League, Final Fantasy XII, Bully, Justice League Heroes and Just Cause).
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
Jarrodhk
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3062


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2006, 04:04:01 AM »

I like the thought of stealthy games, I really like stealthy characters in books pnp RPG's etc.  When it comes to games anymore, I tend to follow the 'if no one is alive, no one can spot me' approach.
Logged

Pikachu, I Blame you!
Turtle
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 9350



View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2006, 07:09:13 AM »

I'll buy it for my 360, but not for the PC.

I'll be buying it mainly for the multiplayer, for which it looks like they've adjusted a lot and then added more.

It looks as though they have some pure action modes as well as the classic Spies vs. Mercs gameplay.  It also looks like they made the fighting less arbitrary in this version, where you can counter spy melee attacks if they try the kind of stupid gamey things that plagued the original multiplayer game.

I think they also have a split screen co-op mode in this one too, so I can play with a friend over.
Logged
Jancelot
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1348



View Profile
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2006, 05:43:13 PM »

Day 1.  This series is one my favorites along with the Rainbow 6 games.  I think Sam as a character is great and the storylines are always well done.  Chaos Theory really upped the ante not only for the series, but for this genre in general.  These games get everything right that always made me stop playing after 10 minutes with MGS.  And to top it off, they have always been the best looking ones on the original X-Box so I can't wait to see them in full HD glory on my 360.
Logged
Calvin
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 13895

President of G.R.O.S.S.


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2006, 06:46:37 PM »

I liked the first, disliked the second, and loved Chaos Theory. It struck a MUCH better balance between stealth and action, and if DA is like CT, I will probably buy it quickly.
Logged
warning
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 7325



View Profile
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2006, 07:50:23 PM »

I'm getting ready to start Pandora Tomorrow in a couple of days.  Anything I should know?  Is it the black sheep of the series?
Logged
Jancelot
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1348



View Profile
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2006, 10:47:23 PM »

Absolutely not.  Each game in the series has been better than the previous one, IMHO.  But after playing Chaos Theory I think it would be harder to go back to the ealier ones since it really gives you more options on approaching the missions.
Logged
Kevin Grey
Global Moderator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 13976


View Profile
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2006, 11:28:12 PM »

Pandora Tomorrow is definitely pretty good.  The main issue was that Ubi made a lot of noise about promising multiple ways through the levels and demonstrated a really cool level taking place on a train as an example.  Turned out that it was pretty much the only level in the game that had those options so the rest of the game is just as linear as the first one.  Chaos Theory does open up things a bit, though. 
Logged
JasonConan
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 66


View Profile WWW
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2006, 04:22:16 AM »

I'll be looking at it after reading a few initial impressions.  I too really enjoy the character of Sam Fisher, and have even read both of the novels based on the games.  From what I've read, they've killed off his daughter at the begining of this series, which is weird for me.  I always thought it was an awesome driving force for Sam to come back alive because he's got a daughter he wants to get closer to.  Without that, will he just become another bad ass with a gun?

By the way, Michael Ironside is the actor that voices Sam Fisher.  Ever since the first one I think his acting has been spot on.  I really enjoy the mixture of humor in with the violence.  Plus, Michael Ironside is the man anyway.  Who could forget Total Recall?

'See you at the party, Richter!' 
Logged
Turtle
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 9350



View Profile WWW
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2006, 05:20:47 AM »

I have a feeling that Fisher's daughter isn't killed, but her death faked to make it easier for him to operate and give a reason for his breakdown.
Logged
papasmurff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1399


View Profile
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2006, 07:23:08 PM »

I think that this could have potential to be a really fun game.  I just hope that it has some form of cool multiplayer because lets face it, most games that we play are fun becuase of the people we play them with.
Logged

Gaming Tag: papa smurff 4
coopasonic
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 4127



View Profile WWW
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2006, 07:31:09 PM »

Quote from: Jancelot on September 17, 2006, 05:43:13 PM

These games get everything right that always made me stop playing after 10 minutes with MGS.  And to top it off, they have always been the best looking ones on the original X-Box so I can't wait to see them in full HD glory on my 360.

Love Splinter Cell, can't stand MGS (might be the fruity ass stories in MGS "..."). Can't wait for Splinter Cell on 360.
Logged

It was this moment that took the movie from being a little ho-hum to “holy shit, did that shark just eat a plane!?”
Turtle
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 9350



View Profile WWW
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2006, 11:11:16 PM »

They've got a lot of new MP modes from what I read.  There's one where it's all spied using melee attacks and spy tricks against each other, it's supposed to go along with their new melee fighting system, which isn't as arbitrary as the original's melee system.

Then there's a deathmatch style mode, along with some kind of teamplay mode that has a lot of mercs and some spies on the same team.  Spies Vs Mercs has also gotten an upgrade up to 3v3 as opposed to the 2v2.

They'll also have full blown tutorials, and for the most part, the other MP modes are also meant to train players in how to play.  That was a big problem with the original game.  So now you still have the intense teamwork of Spies Vs. Mercs mode, but now there are some more action oriented modes for players that can't handle it.
Logged
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2006, 12:38:25 AM »

Quote from: coopasonic on September 18, 2006, 07:31:09 PM

Love Splinter Cell, can't stand MGS (might be the fruity ass stories in MGS "..."). Can't wait for Splinter Cell on 360.

Plus there's the fact that Spliver Cell games tend to have more gameplay than animated cut scenes  :slywink:
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
Turtle
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 9350



View Profile WWW
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2006, 05:40:13 AM »

It's funny because in the latest MGS game, MGS3 Subsistence, they basically use Splinter Cell's viewpoint.
Logged
Calvin
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 13895

President of G.R.O.S.S.


View Profile
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2006, 08:30:33 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on September 19, 2006, 12:38:25 AM

Quote from: coopasonic on September 18, 2006, 07:31:09 PM

Love Splinter Cell, can't stand MGS (might be the fruity ass stories in MGS "..."). Can't wait for Splinter Cell on 360.

Plus there's the fact that Spliver Cell games tend to have more gameplay than animated cut scenes  :slywink:

OH...SNAP.
Logged
Calvin
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 13895

President of G.R.O.S.S.


View Profile
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2006, 08:30:55 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on September 19, 2006, 05:40:13 AM

It's funny because in the latest MGS game, MGS3 Subsistence, they basically use Splinter Cell's viewpoint.

I am intrigued, and would like to try this game.
Logged
Turtle
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 9350



View Profile WWW
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2006, 10:49:02 PM »

Basically Subsistence is like a director's cut of MGS3 Snake Eater.

They added a new camera, which was wholly loved by the community.  It's very close to splinter cell's camera, but still retains MGS trappings without the tedium.

They also added multiplayer, which many people enjoy, albiet the ps2's online mode was a bit patchwork.

Kojima basically said Subsistence was a test for MGS4, to see how people would respond to these big changes before they finalized them for MGs4.
Logged
Kevin Grey
Global Moderator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 13976


View Profile
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2006, 11:33:38 PM »

Quote from: Calvin on September 19, 2006, 08:30:55 PM

Quote from: Turtle on September 19, 2006, 05:40:13 AM

It's funny because in the latest MGS game, MGS3 Subsistence, they basically use Splinter Cell's viewpoint.

I am intrigued, and would like to try this game.

Standard caveat on way too many games applies- first few hours aren't indicative of the whole. 
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.121 seconds with 81 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.027s, 2q)