yeah thats the kind of run and gun sam fisher i was dying to play as during the first splinter cells. thanks ubisoft
Only thing missing from this Splinter Cell is Michael Ironside.
Can't believe they went a new direction. Michael Ironside IS Sam Fisher. Because of this, I don't know how I feel about this game.
@PixelAddict From what I heard (could be wrong), Ironside didn't want the job because he didn't like the script and felt the characters didn't feel human enough, so he worked with them and they all decided to use another actor with more of Sam's body type so they could get the voice at the same time as the mocap and have a more "real feeling" character.
I still feel like it should be Ironside doing Sam's voice, even though it doesn't look like it's going to happen. On the other hand, Ubi was able to start over from scratch and remake Conviction, so other than the lawyers if there's something in this new guy's contract I don't see anything technical stopping Ubi from redoing the voice overs once the game is made if both Ironside and Ubi decide they want that...
@PixelAddict On rewatching the interview with him, I think you are right about the first impressions bit. And yeah, I agree.
@dragonrul55 I thought that was Ironside's first impressions about the Sam Fisher character Way Back When. As in, the first Splinter Cell.
Either way, now they are stuck with him, stuck with "the brand", and I sure with they'd stay with him.
Lol, some of the comments are bashing the editors for not choosing the right games in an Editor's Choice article. "My favorite game wasn't on the list, which means that this article sucks. Why couldn't you have chosen a game that I, an unknown gamer, liked?! Why did you have to choose your own favorites?". The whole idea behind this kind of an article is to let you know what the site's staff liked the most.
You could have said that it was a poor choice of games and that you would have chosen differently, but saying that they picked the wrong games is just absurd.
Here're my most anticipate games:
- The Last of Us
- Resident Evil 6
- Tomb Raider (Now we'll see who will be the best between this and Uncharted series).
- Assassin Creed 3 (This is also irresistible).
- Beyond : Two Souls (I'm rooting for you Quantic Dream; hope you'll show us some new interesting stuffs, some innovation ideas in game)
I personally think adding action-oriented gameplay mechanics to the mix is a good direction in the series. Sometimes only stalking enemies can be pretty boring. I loved conviction and I'm looking forward to this game.
Blacklist isn't impressive looking at all. Decent for an action game but I don't see how it brings anything new to the table.
@killerslugo We didn't mention a game you are interested in. WE MUST BE BIASED OMG! THERE IS NO OTHER EXPLANATION!!!!
Do you know what "biased" means?
@Kevin-V Well I just found it rather odd that you would overlook something that has so much potential, from a technological and player based stand point. Like what other game can have as much an upset on the pc game market right now other than a free to play FPS that is also an MMO and also has a really strong devoted player base. Not to mention the game looks great and won numerous awards from countless other sites and publications while being in its alpha state. For years I looked to this site for information and opinions on upcoming games and reviews on something I was interested in, but lately its been more of sub-par on the base that not much is really covered. Like, if this is a site for gamers and nerds alike why are some things chosen over others if they all have equal potential? The only conclusion is you are biased or you don't have enough passionate people looking forward to a certain genre of game, you only look for the industry for-runner rather than a cult classic or great upon-comer. I'm just saying my opinion, but if you have a good response to me I would appreciate it because I have always been a fan of your personal reviews and I still browse the site from time to time.
@Kevin-V I'm sorry Kevin, you're actually one of the most awesome reviewers out there. But I'd like you to know something about what some people in the industry (I doubt mentioning about reviewers from other networks would be allowed here but, tb) has stated.NEVER READ THE COMMENTS SECTION FOR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR BRAINCELLS. And I believe he's on to something there. If any other mods read this, please pass the info and delete the post if necessary. There are these pious keyboard warriors and since this is the internet, it's no question people will still disagree.
However I figure now that you've been losing your cool and all, it's a good reminder to note. You don't have to read these things, aye? I hate to see amazing reviews from you lapse in quality just because of some 12 year old on the internet thinks spouting random insults and personal attacks against your profession is 'cool'.
It's contradictory for me to say never read this section I'm posting in. But I'm not planning on making a big deal out of it. And neither should you. As long as this information has been passed on and had been of help, I'd be fine with that.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be back here not giving a f..... anymore.
@Kevin-V I was surprised to see this was not a fake account. As right as you may be... Are you sure that was the best way to go about making your point? For an editor, writer and moderator, that was incredibly crass. Just saying...
@TurtleCounter DEALERSHIP! That was it, thank you very much. :D
I would think after all those years of playing the Gran Turismo franchise the term would have stuck into my head by now, but apparently not.
@ivan_osorio I believe the term you are looking for is automotive dealership. :)
@ivan_osorio I must agree with Ivan. Putting your opinion in the public eye opens the door for criticism, and when one's job is have opinions while representing a company/group, you have to be ready to accept criticism with poise. A sports referee that implies a complaining fan is unintelligent would be considered unprofessional. The correct response is always to take it in stride.
On the other hand, it is completely human to have a negative reaction to someone ragging on something you have put a lot of effort into, so we can hold off on tying Kevin down and burning him at the stake. This time.
@RobDev You seem to be worked up about this, or maybe I'm just reading too much into your words. I meant that my post had nothing to do with you because you responded quite personally and "passionately" to something that wasn't aimed at you in the slightest. Maybe you are correct about my logic being one-sided, and as such I continue to talk to you about this, because as I am entitled to my opinion, you are to yours.
But in short: "It was." It was incredibly crass, validated and justified or not. As a man that makes a living out of choosing his words carefully, that was some very poor choosing. That is what I believe to be the truth, but at the same time, it's only my opinion, and I don't expect anyone to bent to it. Of course, your opinion is equally valid. I'm only on your for the name-calling. Yes, not the worst I have seen, but still uncalled for in a conversation. Simply unnecessary. I also didn't mean to "scold him like a kid", I was just surprised by the reaction.
They have to stand abuse and not react to it because they are professionals and this is part of their professions in the world that we live in. You are correct though, I am no one, and I know my place in the universe, I'm not trying to come out big. And no, I don't think he is justified at all. Neither were you when you called me out naming, but that stuff just happens. Your behavior, as inappropriate in conversation as it was, is not as crass as his because I own you no respect and neither do you to me. As a representative of the site, Kevin owns many things to us all, respect included.
You could argue whether such need for respect needs to stand in front of another disrespectful behavior. I believe it does. Imagine this situation: You go to buy a car, and you hear a salesperson shouting at another costumer. Would you go back to that "store" (I'm not an english native speaker, I'm not sure of the exact name of the places that sells cars. at least in my native language they have an specific word for that, but I digress. I hope you get what I'm saying)? Would you still buy the car?
I believe this is getting a tad out of hand for a public forum and certainly more than I hoped for in my original post (which was nothing, actually), you can message me if it pleases you and we can continue doing this back and forth thing.
It really looks like you are making a point above that his post was incredibly crass. following that up with Just saying is the same as i don't mean to be X but..... So if your post has nothing to do with me (in a public comments page) then surely his post to someone else has nothing to do with you or does logic only work one way? So you can give him a go for losing his cool but i can't say anything to you for having a go at him for losing his cool. None of the other items in the post were aimed at you. Yes the pious keyboard warrior was but if that's the worst "attack" you get on this site count yourself very lucky. If you think scolding him like a child when he makes a reasonable response to yet another bitchy whiny comment is harmless then you are incorrect. Who are you to chastise him like that? Why do professionals have to withstand personal abuse and not react occasionally? Why do anonomous people get to spout what they like. Maybe you should have pointed your ire at the original poster. He's perfectly justified to react the way he did cos last time i checked he was a games journalist who is giving his opinion and having it questioned.
@RobDev First of, your attack on me is unnecessary, at best. I'm not trying to make any point, I just stated that his behavior seemed a bit off. The reason he has this job is probably because he is a professional. Expecting for a professional to act as such is hardly being unreasonable. Bear in mind that I'm NOT saying my appreciation for Kevin's work has deteriorated out of this, or that I'm judging his character. He had what I would call a momentary lapse of judgement and mouthed-off to a commenter.
At any rate, I hold nothing against Kevin (who I believe to be one of the most fair reviewers on this site, along with Carolyn Petit and Tom McShea -do hope I'm getting these names right) or you, for your lacking people skills in responding to my overall harmless post (which had NOTHING to do with you in the first place) with name-calling, for that matter.
@ivan_osorio Maybe, just maybe he's a bit tired of the whinging and abuse that they get here on a daily basis! This like so many other idiotic comments is infering that the game mentioned is not on the list because of some ethial issue. Similar to "they got paid to review that game well" and the like. Not the fact that it was editors choice and they put up what they liked! Then some pious keyboard warrior comes along on their high horse and have a go at him for being a bit snappy! You try moderating for even a day and take the personal attacks these guys get and see how accomdating you feel!
@killerslugo Editors Choice.
I approve of the editors choice, as those would'ave been the same games I would choose. i,m very pleasantly supprised lego city and Pikmin made it in, along with all the hardcore games. It's cool that the WII U is supposed to be great. its also nice they didn't only choose sequals. well done Gamespot, Great E3 coverage overall!
didn't like it, seemed like they just made the game like an action movie. but it doesn't seem to let the player be creative like in the good splinter cell games. it suffered from the all prompt syndrome of Ubisoft games.
@ZoMiBaRu Good game, my grandson and I (72yrs young) play this on PS3, brilliant game, plenty of missions to do, sometimes though, a bit TOO dark in some battles, you have to strain your eyes to find out who the hell is shooting you, and that happens to see you off quicker, and it costs quite a bit of your cash when you die, apart from that, nothing to add except even I at my age, enjoys playing it. 10/10 in my book.
There's no way you are serious gamespot. There's no way that this will be a good game. After giving a gradually worse review to every splinter cell game after CT, with the worst one being Conviction, you say this game looks more promising than the likes of Planetside 2, Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, Darksiders 2, Tomb Raider, or Dead Space 3. That is, with the absence of Michael Ironside and the addition of freakin predator missiles.
@Dr_McTeabag I totally disagree with you.I love Splinter Cells!They are great!I don't know why you didn't like conviction...
@elbauto Conviction was just bad. Splinter Cell is supposed to be about stealth. If I wanted to run into a room and bullet hose a group of arabs, I would play COD
@elbauto I didn't say there was a lack of stealth in Conviction. Conviction did indeed give you the ability to make stealth kills. The problem with it is that it also gave you the ability to just mow down everyone in a room, and it was EASIER to win if you did. As someone pointed out, in the SC games of the past, you actually got points docked for killing because you were supposed to be a GHOST, not a commando. That wasn't the case in conviction. You didn't have to think or plan to move through the game like you did in SC Chaos Theory.
Imho, conviction was a flop. Rainbow six, COD/MW, MOH... these are all games that you play by running through levels mowing down the enemy, sometimes tactically, sometimes just on a crazy bender. SC WAS a unique type of game until they changed the play style, and I feel it was a move in the wrong direction.
You obviously like the ability to just run and gun, and I agree that those games are awesome too, but trying to figure out how to lure a guard over to a secluded area so you can choke him out while not being seen by the other four guards that were patrolling the area was awesome!
@Holyflash Nope,I can't agree with you and I think you have to check the vdeo again because there is stealth,so think what you want to think but think it a little better.
and "IF" you need the etc.
HEAR HEAR, you cannot beat a game like COD, I play COD2 over and over, and as you like this, have you played FRONTLINES: FUEL OF WAR, now there's a game you would love, and I you need the 2 bonus levels, give me a e-mail, MajorBrainstorm@Yahoo.co.uk.
@elbauto Conviction was nothing like the classic Splinter Cell games. This series is getting pathetic now with how much they don't care about the consumers. We want back the stealth games that drew us into the series in the first place. Chaos Theory was the climax of the series, and nothing will ever be that good again. But these new ones don't even come close to being good.