Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review | Sports & Recreation
By Antoine Mincy
Sam… Is that you? Yes, it seems our favorite stealth agent has had a facelift in more ways than one. It is no secret that the Splinter Cell series has had a nice cult hardcore stealth following, but its attempts to enter the mainstream action junkie market has been one of many turns. In the original trilogy, one of the many knocks to the series was the notion that once you were detected, you might as well hit restart because the Sam Fisher of old was unable to sustain an attack from multiple enemies at once. They addressed this issue with going with a more unleashed Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell: Double Agent. You no longer were required to shoot out every light or dispose of every knocked out body, and the addition of do or die choices added a much needed morality twist to the series. Double Agent received decent reviews but still did not tap into that mainstream action market...
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