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EnzoF66057
EnzoF66057

The game looks awesome and the kills/executions look pretty great. However, did they completely do away with grabbing a merc from behind and snapping his neck? Granted it was extremely difficult to do and took some work against more skilled players, but damn it that was one of the most satisfying sounds you could hear after grabbing them and pushing that button. *cra-snap* 

No matter how many times you did it, it never, ever, ever got old. And neither did the taze-instant headshot combo for mercs. Sweet sweet nostalgia.

VastGameMaster
VastGameMaster

I'm sick of Ubisoft making these games into an action shooter.

Zpeseski
Zpeseski

I wonder if any of you have actually played the original? lol..

refusedairwaves
refusedairwaves

hmm no. why would I get this when the new gta comes out less than a month after?

ziggyww
ziggyww

I'm just not looking forward to this game I haven't seen anything that is getting me excited

blkgto
blkgto

Nope.  Looks terrible.  Splinter Cell fell by the wayside with the release of the last one, which was absolutely terrible.  It is a stealth game, and we should be able to play it stealthily.  Being forced to take people on head on is not the splinter cell I loved.  It really is too bad.  I know games have to evolve, but they didn't have to keep the same formula as the last one, considering this one appears to be a prequel. 

aidsta
aidsta

This look amazing. I lost my youth to pandora tomorrow multiplayer. Will have to pick this up!

Prats1993
Prats1993

Multiplayer + Stealth game = Shit

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

If they pull the multi off aswell as they did in the past, then I'd be willing the pick this up for the multi player alone.

p4kman88
p4kman88

i wish zipper made SOCOM II HD.....

stealthyninja81
stealthyninja81

thank god for logic. instead of  only having the redesigned mode, you can still play the old one. wish more games would have a classic mode

mike468
mike468

I originally had no interest in Black List until now. I have fond memories playing Spies vs mercs in Pandora Tomorrow. I can't wait.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

yawwwn I think I'll Wait for the next Metal Gear game.

Slade968
Slade968

Looks like I'm finally gonna have to break down and buy a game on release instead of waiting for a price drop or steam sale.

Kairysama
Kairysama

finally something got me excited for this game.

Cellpwn
Cellpwn

My dad bought me Chaos Theory years back, and to this day Spies V. Mercs is some of the best multiplayer I've ever played. I literally spent entire days as a kid mastering the levels. Unbelievably hyped it's back; I don't know if I can make myself NOT buy this.

Xplode_77
Xplode_77

Lol, Double Agent is so slow and ancient feeling compared to this.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Wow, this looks better than Sam Fisher's campaign

phatsanta
phatsanta

SO...FUCKING...HYPE...HHHHHNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGG

Kingslayer101
Kingslayer101

Hmmm... the SPIES are the Assassins :D

Looking forward to this xD

daviz88
daviz88

hmmm.......the MERCS almost play like RAINBOW SIX.

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

I'm sure this will be unbalanced and lose it's appeal fast. Remember this is the game that is designed for people that don't want to think too much.

BYOBando123
BYOBando123

I have serious concern for the melee kills I just saw. And, before anyone gets uppity I know neck snapping is a melee kill, but it looks like you can just run up to someone's face and press a button and then you insta-kill stab them. Not sure how I feel about that. 
I maintain that chaos theory was the best iteration of this multiplayer mechanically speaking. I want those rules to come back, but maybe with Double Agent/Convictions system of moving more rapidly and fluidly around obstacles.

StaticPenguin
StaticPenguin

@blkgto You know if you paid any attention to the game you'd see that they're bringing back a lot of the stealth elements. And no, this isn't a prequel. Do research before trying to bash the game.

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

@Prats1993 Spies vs Mercenaries was one of the best MP modes out there and acclaimed by fans of the series. Hence their return to the genre. I hate to agree with a comment saying that someone else's opinion is a steaming pile of shit, he makes a stronger point than you do.

anigmha
anigmha

@Deadly_Nemesis Have you actually played Spies vs Mercs? The game is all about working with your teammates to trick your opponents into putting themselves into ambushes, all while figuring out whether this whole time your opponents are not actually aware of what is going on and are really just setting up a trap just for you. How much more cerebral do you want it to be?

phatsanta
phatsanta

@Deadly_Nemesis wut? Do you ever play Chaos theories spies vs mercs? It was balanced as fuck. I have full faith in ubisoft to produce a balanced product.

HaRdNiPs
HaRdNiPs

@BYOBando123 if you go to ign there's an interview with the creator of blacklist talking about pretty much what you wrote

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@s2i2p2i2o

Better than slo-mo quicktime events, and a protagonist that gets younger every sequel.

BYOBando123
BYOBando123

@phatsanta @BYOBando123 fair point.  Either way, even if this turns out to be very different from the CT days it still does look to be a lot of fun in it's own right.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@s2i2p2i2o

The only reason is works for James Bond is because they change the actor. It's different in a video game, and it would really be a problem if they made prequel. The fact they all follow on from the previous one,and the fact he started off as an old, grey-haired retiree, but now seems to be in his late 20's. is stupid.

I'm not really a big fan of cutscenes, but I'd still pick MGS over SC. Mostly because the story is much more interesting and I find the games more engaging in general. Most of the characters from SC are annoying, with annoying voice actors and annoying dialogue. And the story is so cliche it hurts.

s2i2p2i2o
s2i2p2i2o

@Scorpion1813 @s2i2p2i2o Couldn't care less about Sam's age. If it works for James Bond it works for Sam. And no, it's not better. I REALLY enjoyed playing MGS4. The gameplay parts are GREAT! But it's really hard to enjoy the game when you only get to play 10-20 minutes at a time, only to be interrupted by an equally long conversation that just as easily could have been played out through a headset or something while you played the game.