I really enjoyed Splinter Cell. I played through it trying tokill as few people as possible. In fact I only recall one placein the game where it was absolutely necessary to kill someone tomove forward.
I really enjoyed Splinter Cell. I played through it trying tokill as few people as possible. In fact I only recall one placein the game where it was absolutely necessary to kill someone tomove forward.I found the sneaky game play to be a great change of pace fromstandard shooters, and the nonlethal tactics available to you tobe much more fun than the hacking, slashing, puncturing,impaling, eviscerating and decapitating that goes on in mostmilitary-themed tactical video games.
Whilst bored during Easter break, I began watching my sisterplaying Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell on her PSX2, and let's justsay that for someone who is extremely unkeen on censorship ofany form at all, I was disgusted.The heart of my issue is the story, or lack thereof, and themethods required to achieve the game's goals. Basically, yourtask is to go into various Evil Dudes'? facilities to prevent"something" from happening. To do this, you arerequired not to alert attention to yourself. Of course, we allknow that the best way to do this is find enemy units who arefacing the other way and head shotify them before they turnaround and, maybe, see you.As you've probably gathered, the concept doesn't exactly warmwith me. "See that guy over there? Kill him with one shot,fool. Then achieve the specious goals we only mention in themanual, which we hardly expect anyone to read, but is there sowe don't get grilled by fundies." Ok, there are a fewstoryesque elements within the game, but they're simply colour,and do very little to justify the vital god given task.In addition to the poor basis for killing people who presumablyhave no idea you are there, the way the game play is dull ashell. Typical console style interactive movie fare. Sneak up onsucker, nullify his/her life, get the secret code, open thelocked door, rinse, repeat*.I apologise to fans of the book, and Clancy's work in general,though feel the need to tell you all that his work hardlyappeals to me, but can see that it would to a few groups ofpeople.-Cob*C will take me to court for the "rinse, repeat" whichI've stolen from the current poll on his great Site o' Fun . Iawait the lawsuit with baited breath. It'll beat the hell out ofmy current CS assignment. :)