I haven't had the chance to play Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Been too busy travelling with multiple kids and hiding in the corner playing Spelunky whilst chaos unfolds. But I was a massive fan of Conviction, so I'm keen to continue with the new one. Should I bother?
I'm hearing good and bad things. There's a nostalgia for old Splinter Cell games that's a little bit over-the-top and I enjoyed the change up that Conviction brought to the series. It was a different type of stealth game: it was fluid and efficient. I love stealth games but I always felt that the 'old' Splinter Cell was a mediocre 'stealther' compared to the Metal Gear Solid series and Thief. With Conviction I felt like the series developed more of a unique identity.
But I think I'm in the minority here. Splinter Cell: Blacklist has reviewed well, but praise has been a little mild and I wonder if the game is a little uninspired. I expect I'll still put hours into this, but it might just be more of the same.
Am I wrong? Who's been playing it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.