Well what can I say....It's not Splinter Cell.

User Rating: 7.5 | Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Collector's Edition) X360
Sure it may call itself SC, it may have Michael Ironside voicing a character named Sam Fisher, but that is about it. The movement, the realism, and the lethality that this SC fan grew to love in CT and DA is gone.

Sam doesn't move right, he jumps and shimmies on ledges like spider-man, even normal walking doesn't look as realistic as it did in previous games; when running he almost looks like Tommy from the GTA series, which looks utterly ridiculous for someone that is supposed to be a total bad-ass It may seem picky but that alone was enough alone to be a deal breaker for me.

Though Sam is more violent and ruthless, he doesn't feel as lethal as he has in past games. When he breaks a neck it doesn't even make a cracking sound. the hand to hand feels weak and out of place compared to the other games in the series.

The swearing from the combatants is annoying and distracting. I guess they never had a chance in previous games to yell expletives since they would have had a knife in the gut or back before they knew Sam was there; forget that in Conviction, Same doesn't even have a knive. Overall it feels like thugs are being killed instead of trained soldiers, though they are supposed to be third echelon operatives.

I could go on and on but true fans of the SC games know what it is aobut the previous games that made them unique and special. No other game I have ever played moved or felt like the SC series. Conviction doesn't feel like a Clancy inspired story, nor does it play like the series that once was worthy of the Clancy label.

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