Splinter Cell: Conviction revealed

From Kotaku

All daylight missions, maybe not having the goggles anymore, on the lamb once more? Sounds like if you disliked Double Agent on principle, you're not going to be into this one too much, either.

If that's true, it is the stake throuigh ol' Sam's heart for me. I played through DA to stay in the story line and I hated the lack of real stealth type missions. I won't play through another one like that.

Again, if True - Looks like the niche of stealth games will be empty until another company steps up to fill the void UBI is leaving.

Hitman is my go-to stealth action game. Splinter Cell had fun co-op but the latest lost the cat & mouse feel that original had.

I didn't dislike DA on principle, I just disliked the "in the terrorist HQ" parts. The rest seemed okay. I do miss the kind of "startlingly dark building" stealth levels from the earlier games. It also bugs me to no end that knocking bad guys out lowered my stealth rating at the end of each level.

So long as I can grab men from behind, whisper stupid things in their ear, and then choke them until they pass out, I'm happy.

Out of context THAT, you weasels.

Certis wrote:

So long as I can grab men from behind, whisper stupid things in their ear, and then choke them until they pass out, I'm happy.

Otherwise known as Thursdays for Certis

...Down at the Ramrod Club

Certis wrote:

So long as I can grab men from behind, whisper stupid things in their ear, and then choke them until they pass out, I'm happy.

Out of context THAT, you weasels.

And then have your way with them once they pass out?

Perhaps they'll implement a system where Sam can cover his eyes with his hands, that way nobody will be able to see him.

Danjo Olivaw wrote:

Perhaps they'll implement a system where Sam can cover his eyes with his hands, that way nobody will be able to see him.

And steal directly from Douglas Adams?

Gots me a new sig!

There is more talk about using crowds to conceal your presence and having vision modes (extrasensory?) to highlight enemies and such. I can hear the French accented bickering now.

"You got Assassin's Creed in my Splinter Cell!"

"Nuh uh, You got Splinter Cell in my Assassin's Creed!"

So, apparently you go on the lamb again in this one, but wasn't Sam alreay running from the cops at the end of Double Agent? You can't go on the lamb if you're already on it. It's a binary state. You're either on the lamb or you're off it. There aren't any levels to your lambness.

Before he was on the lamb in deep cover, now the cover is blown and he's on the lamb for reals.

Just supposing is all.

I don't really care for lamb, too greasy.

I think this series really needs a couple of years off. It really seems as though Ubisoft is reaching for ideas in order to keep cranking these out every year. Double Agent was OK but nothing compared to Chaos Theory. Perhaps if this one is done by Montreal and not Shanghai (both of their entries in the series have been far inferior to Montreal's entries) it'll be good but I think they really need to take a breather and regroup after this one.

Mint jelly and rosemary are both delicious.

Screenshots.

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The guy with the beard is Sam.

Wow. They really understand what the fanbase wants, don't they? Just people people said they didn't think the sequels deviated enough from the original formula, they just decided to go and make a different game? Smart...

Having two teams working on putting out a game every year just isn't smart, in the long term. It'll get you a boat-load at first, but it'll bite you in the ass eventually. Well, unless you're doing a sports game.

[edit] - Isn't it "on the LAM," not "on the LAMB"?

I have alot of faith in Ubisoft Montreals team so I hold out hope Conviction will be good and not another double agent. I wasn't a fan of Double Agent on the 360 but I enjoyed it on the Xbox

Sounds like my decision to abandon this series back when they announced a lot of detail about Double Agent was perfectly justified.

Sweet.

Why the hell does Sam look like an Emo kid? Who is fifty. WHY?

And I thought Solid Snake had hair issues. Well, at least his next game has actual sneaking in it.

I don't know about all the rest of it, I just hope they finally address an in game situation where Sam has to fist fight a cafeteria chair. Random encounters with mess hall seating were severely lacking in all the other games.

*edit:

Oh, Snap!

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Take that you four legged pile of crap!

This game is going to ROCK!

Why do I have the sudden feeling that the villain's going to be a one-armed man?

Morrolan wrote:

[edit] - Isn't it "on the LAM," not "on the LAMB"?

Indeed, but this is the same man who couldn't spell "tournament" properly...

...down at the Ramrod Cl..oh screw it.

If this game allows me to kill a Russian by jumping off a rooftop with a toilet i've been handcuffed to, I might be interested.

Chee-rist. What will be their explanation for his younger look?

Not that I care at this point. A daytime assault using a f*cking office chair?

I'll pass, and hate them for it.

I don't mind that Sam has hair or that he can throw a chair, but they should probably stop calling it Splinter Cell.

Some haterade from the devs on the PS3:

- Some pretty negative comments about the PS3 made by the devs. They state the fact that they are exclusive to the 360 allows them to do much more than if they were multiplatform, but they also state they doubt they would be able to achieve what they're doing with the game on the 360 on the ps3 even if it was ps3 exclusive.
Rat Boy wrote:

Some haterade from the devs on the PS3:

- Some pretty negative comments about the PS3 made by the devs. They state the fact that they are exclusive to the 360 allows them to do much more than if they were multiplatform, but they also state they doubt they would be able to achieve what they're doing with the game on the 360 on the ps3 even if it was ps3 exclusive.

hmm Interesting, I don't know if to believe that fully but definitely understand that they are able to do it better than if it was multiplatform but it's interesting none the less.

Chiggie Von Richthofen wrote:

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Take that you four legged pile of crap!

This game is going to ROCK!

Llllllllet's get ready to ruuuuuuuuuuuumble!

Rat Boy wrote:

Some haterade from the devs on the PS3:

- Some pretty negative comments about the PS3 made by the devs. They state the fact that they are exclusive to the 360 allows them to do much more than if they were multiplatform, but they also state they doubt they would be able to achieve what they're doing with the game on the 360 on the ps3 even if it was ps3 exclusive.

Eh, comments by people working on platform-exclusive titles usually have to be taken with a grain of salt (ahemFactor5ahem) - after all, they somehow need to justify what they're doing. Or do you think any of the companies involved would like them to say they're doing it because Microsoft arranged such a deal with Ubi?

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Stupid Picture of Sam fighting chair

Take that you four legged pile of crap!

This game is going to ROCK!

Llllllllet's get ready to ruuuuuuuuuuuumble![/quote]

"I used your mother to stand on to change a lightbulb! TO CHANGE A LIGHTBULB! " Arrrrrrrgh!

Asz wrote:

Why the hell does Sam look like an Emo kid? Who is fifty. WHY?

Gay... or European?