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    Splinter Cell: Conviction



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    It's been awhile since I got a review up. Adult life can take over sometimes to the point we don't get to spend as much time doing the things we would actually like to. So after this game sitting on top of my audio rack for two months, still in it's gamefly packaging I finally got around to it. The fiance had a wedding to shoot, the kids were at their grand parents. I had a day to do nothing but what I wanted to do. Oh man it was nice.

    I've been a fan of the Splinter Cell games since they were introduced on the original Xbox. Always a nice change of pace from running around and shooting everything. In splinter cell its all about sneaking. Now I knew from reading about this game that it skewed a little more in the action direction. And that had caused some controversy. I'm willing to accept some change, some growth as long as the heart of the game doesn't get squashed in the process.

    So here I am last Saturday. I get a big cup of ice water, some pretzels, throw the game in the 360, settle in to my normal spot on the couch, let my Jack Russell settle in next to as she like to do, grab the Harmony and fired up the system.

    Six hours later I was done. Game finished, complete. Yeah pretty short for a single player campaign, but as I've said with some other games. I'm OK with the game being short as long as the experience is great. And yes it was. I didn't move, I didn't get up to do anything I played straight through it. I didn't bother to try the CO-OP mode as I didn't have anyone to play with and I didn't try the online multiplayer because I didn't want to get sucked into it (it's been fantastic in previous installments).

    Here's the general jist of it all so you don't have to go play through the previous games. You are Sam Fisher, a previous member of a black ops arm of the government called Third Echelon. You are pissed and are out following a lead that your daughter may be alive. From there the game story takes off and only really slows down in one flashback sequence that I found completely useless. The single player campaign pretty much plays like a season of 24 sans Jack Bauer. Though the Michael Ironside voiced Sam Fisher is essentially the same man.

    The action here is more fast paced than previous games in the series. But it's not a bad thing, stealth is still the way to go. But I didn't feel it was as necessary here as in previous entries. I could get away with being a little more gung ho here. This game has certainly amped up the stealth genre, and I wonder if the next game in this series will stay as fast paced....my guess would be yes.

    SC:C is certainly worth a rental if you want nothing more than a single player game. If your looking for more then go ahead and pick it up.


    Story and Presentation

    The story here is pretty standard 24 or any Tom Clancy fare, but the presentation of this story and production values are top notch. This game spent a long time in development and it shows.

    9.0

    Graphics

    It's a good looking game, not going to blow your socks off or anything. But it meets the standards you'd expect this generation.

    8.5

    Sound

    Great voice acting, great dialog. Some remarks from goons trying to find you can get repetitive quickly.

    8.5

    Gamplay and Mechanics

    A faster and more visceral take on the SC series. Great fun, tight gameplay.

    9.0

    Longevity

    Short single player, but co-op and online multiplayer leave lots of added playtime if you want.

    9.0

    Verdict

    Certainly worth a rental. A great, but short campaign along with plenty of online options. Check it out if you already haven't.

    8.8



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    Great review, Disco. Excellent work as usual.

    Yours,

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    Thanks for the review..

    Dam, six straight hours of gameplay, wow. My eyes would be bleeding. lol That is very short for a game, I think it is anyways.. Well glad you enjoyed it, thanks again for the review..
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    Quote Originally Posted by House72 View Post
    Thanks for the review..

    Dam, six straight hours of gameplay, wow. My eyes would be bleeding. lol That is very short for a game, I think it is anyways.. Well glad you enjoyed it, thanks again for the review..
    Yeah! It was short, but I was glued to it. I didn't want to stop, kinda like a 3 hour movie that is so good it doesn't feel like its that long.

    On the other hand I'm back banging away at Final Fantasy 13, I'm 40 hours into that and there's prob at least 15 to 20 more hours left.
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