The last Splinter Cell game that actually made me want to invest my time and money including a big dollop of patience was Pandora tomorrow for the original Xbox. The game had everything and even had a really good excellent on line mode which can probably account to the reason of myself not studying for my GCSE's. Chaos theory was just as good but was really the same old Sam.
Then a good few years passed and we can all agree that Sam may have been frozen in carbonite because the games that followed were well below par and were a terrible cliche on a series that had alot of potential, then low and behold here comes splinter cell: conviction and after playing the demo it was clear that developers have taken this series in the only reasonable direction it could go in and that is to make a game a little bit more fast paced and alot more action packed.
Now many die hard fans will and have said that this is not splinter cell because it lacks alot of the whole stealth and surprise tactics that we have seen before, but if you look at the progression of games at the moment you will see that games are being dumbed down alot all the time recently and gamers want to hit a game thick and fast and then move on to the next. It's a sad reality but it's the truth sadly and ubisoft had to do what had to be done to ensure this series did not die a horrible death.
The game's story is very empowering with alot of major twists that will captivate the player to want to move on and progress so that they can find out what is going to happen next, The game also has an excellent score with some major tracks that poignantly fit into the scene, one piece of music by DJ Shadow Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt expertly shows how epic a good story and a good track can hold together a scene with great depth and dexterity. The control system is very fluid and it will not take you long to master the controls and be the king of your domain.
All in all the game has re-awoken the series for the best and lets just hope the next game is as good and that they do not make the mistake of going one step forward and two steps back.