I'll be neck-snapping and leg-splitting as Sam Fisher this weekend. I'll be playing on the hardest difficulty, too. Not because I'm hard, but because apparently that's the way Conviction is meant to be played.
Watching the pre-release trailers and even during some of the demonstrations I've seen, I've been concerned that Conviction was taking a more action-oriented route than the proper stealth gameplay of the earlier games.
A friend, who has been playing it this week says this is very much the case on the default difficulty setting: you can pretty much go in guns blazing, at least in the early stages. However, he switched it to the hardest setting and found it plays like a different game. The AI detection is a lot less forgiving on the higher setting, meaning you are forced to approach each situation with caution, plan your assault before acting, and above all remain patient.
That's exactly what I want from a Splinter Cell game.
What do you want from your weeking gaming?