The developers of the upcoming Splinter Cell game entitled Splinter Cell : Blacklist have come out and told the fans that they plan on making sure the fans are not disappointed. It’s certainly true that the last game in the franchise, Splinter Cell : Conviction was, thus far the most action based of all the games. It also introduced the Mark and Execute function into the game that has, since then been introduced into other franchises and overtly aped by other games.
A rather large number of fans (myself included ) were initially outraged by the fact that Mr Ironside would no longer be voicing Sam, and when the new gameplay was shown with all this sprinting and jumping, rolling and climbing, the game was starting to look like Assassins Creed 2013 Edition. But since then, the game has shown of some more gameplay, we have seen that the fluid moving is part of what the developers call “killing in motion”. At first this was not received to well because it appeared to take the focus away from stealth. But in a recent “ghost” gameplay reel we saw that “K.I.M” was just a new feature in the game and that it was entirely optional, stealth was just as prevalent.
“The proof is always going to be in the pudding. Talk is talk, and it is just all talk right now. We really need to get a demo out there, for people to see how you can ghost levels, to see the gameplay. It seems to be an overreaction because people are just seeing the ‘pow!’, the explosiveness.
Thankfully since then, the developers have told us that they plan on pleasing the fans, and they are trying their best to ensure that we are disappointed. The “pow” and the “explosiveness” are certainly big changes to the game, but it’s reassuring to know that at its heart Sam is still the sneakiest badass to walk the earth.