The 2nd Game in the SC series is even better than its predecessor. New Awesome MP mode + Better Story. Amazing game!!!!!
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The story has been greatly improved and it isn't "undefined" as it was in ther original game although it's still not 'Great'. Here it goes:
The year is 2006 and the U.S. has established a military presence in the newly independent nation of East Timor to train that country's military forces in their fight against anti-separatist Indonesian guerilla militias. Foremost among these Indonesian militias is the Darah Dan Doa (Blood and Prayer), led by Suhadi Sadono.
Charismatic militia leader Sadono, once trained by the CIA to help fight Communist influences in the region, has grown resentful of the U.S. support of East Timor and its interference with his country's sovereignty. Sadono initiates a suicide bombing and follow up attack on the US Embassy to Dili, capturing a number of US military and diplomatic personnel including Douglas Shetland, an old friend and comrade of Splinter Cell Sam Fisher And from here...you better check for yourselves!!!
This is a good time to say that this game isn't developed by the same Ubisoft Montrwal that developed the first game but it developed by Ubisoft Shanghai which mean they had different opinion of where the series should go.
The game has multithreaded version of the same graphic engine used in the first game (but it looks better - especially the cut-scenes) and pretty much same sound although in addition to Michael Ironside dubbing Sam we'll have Dennis Haysbert (David Palmer from seasons 1-5 of '24') dubbing Lambert instead of Don Jordan and the rest of the voices are same. Instead of Vernon Wilkes who died in the last game we'll have a new
field runner named Dermot Brunton and he's also the Operations Coordinator of 'SHADOWNET' organization (The spys in MP mode).
You don't have new gadgets this time so you have the same ones you've played in the first game
(Check here for the list: http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/splintercell/player_review.html?id=387663)
You have 2 new moves: 'SWAT turn' letting you pass doors unnoticed and 'half split jump' same as the normal split jump which you jump and then you can jump another time to higher place. The game brings you to exciting places like Yerushalaym (Jerusalem - i loved the part of the 2 guys talking hebrew which is my language and i live in Israel!!!) and a Train in France, LAX etc. All giving you some of the most exciting moment as spy!!!
The MultiPlayer 'Versus' Mode is ,first of all, revolutionary but also FUN AS HELL and what that means? One of the best MP modes of all times!!!
Here are the rules: The game pits heavily armed Argus mercenaries against stealthy Shadownet spies. The spies are played from a third-person viewpoint and control similarly to the main game's singleplayer mode, although they have their own unique moves and equipment. The mercenaries are played from a first-person viewpoint, and control more similarly to traditional first-person shooter characters. Although mercenaries have superior firepower, spies have the ability to hide in darkness and ambush or sneak past mercenaries in a number of ways. The total number of players in each multiplayer game is limited to 4.
Pandora Tomorrow features 3 multiplayer gametypes:
Neutralization — In Neutralization, spies attempt to deactivate the virus devices, or ND133's. The mercenaries attempt to protect the devices by killing the spies. Extraction — The goal in extraction for the spies, is to locate the ND133s, remove the tubes, then bring them to the extraction point. The mercenaries are to protect the ND133s by killing the spies. Sabotage — In sabotage, the goal is to place a modem on a wall near an ND133. When the timer on the modem stops the ND133 will be neutralized. The mercenaries will attempt to stop the spies by killing them and removing the modems. In the end SC:PT is an awesome game and is a MUST-HAVE for anyone even if you didn't play the first game. Only the MP mode isa a good reason why to buy this game. So what are you waiting for? BUY IT!!!