brucecambell / Member

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What happened to Splinter Cell? Where did the gameplay go?

Lets be real here. Conviction may be the most dumbed down game of all time. The biggest abomination to any franchise & a all around inferior game to its predeccessors. What's left?

Nothing. What's left is a very barebones game with near no gameplay. An extremely barebones, cover oriented action/shooter game What tragedy this game is.

It was made for the new generation of action fanatics. What a tragedy for one of the most unqiue, well made & maybe the greatest stealth game ever to be created..... to be turned into nothing more than a barebones, mindless action game.

Here is a almost complete list of things Conviction did not have:

  • Jumping
  • Split Jump
  • Crouch Landing
  • Hanging off pipe ( neck submission, aiming )
  • Defensive & non lethal equipment ( stick shockers, Ring Airfoils, etc )
  • Thermal, Electronic visions
  • Ziplines
  • Vents
  • Ladders
  • Lockpicking
  • Rappeling
  • Knife
  • Alarms
  • Swimming
  • Moving at different speeds
  • Whistling
  • Throw objects
  • Health packs ( instead of regenerating health )
  • Computer terminals
  • Satchels ( off bodies )
  • Search lights
  • Key coded locked doors
  • Hacking
  • Mines
  • Cutting throug material
  • Blowing out candles
  • Hiding bodies
  • Interogating
  • Open door stealthy option
  • Mission Ratings
  • Multiple objectives ( opportunity, optional )
  • Light meter
  • Sound meter ( great emphasis on being slow & quiet, how loud you are )
  • Emphasis on cameras & turrets
  • Penalties for killing, being seen, not hiding bodies, mission fail, etc
  • Are vulnertable & can die in one shot
  • Can GHOST through entire levels without killing ever having to kill anybody to get by
  • Melee button, Knock Out
  • Unique & varied level design
  • Levels give many intense spy/espionage moments
  • Have to find extra equpment on your own, in hidden places
  • Environment use ( turning on or off generator to catch attention, etc )

Maybe some of you can see why fans were so extremely pissed. If you have eyes you can see that is one gigantic list of features missing ( over 40 features i might add )

I hope one day we can have Splinter Cell back with all its glory