You know the franchise did something right if even after 7 years of release of its last instalment you find yourself living your past again. Such was the experience when I re-installed the game again this year to quench my thirst of stealth games. Seriously, why don’t they make such games anymore?
Coming to the game, released after its prequel Conviction, which primarily focused on our protagonists Sam Fisher’s daughter and the escapades involving her rescue. This one welcomes him by introducing the Fourth Echelon and their dealings on stopping a terrorist organisation commonly known as, umm… well takes a guess, Blacklist, yup. And what do I love about the Splinter Cell series: the game-play. Too much lights? shoot the bulbs; too many guards? take ’em out one by one & hide their body; feeling kindly and don’t wanna kill a single soul? well you can do that too i.e. clear the level in ghost mode even without a single detection. The plethora of options are quite welcome and appreciated.
And if you’re like me and are left wanting more when the story mode ends, you have the option to play several co-op missions until someone from Ubisoft notices this page and actually thinks about their long lost legacy and how to revive it. And if you’ve already played this game and opened up this article just to be nice, as a thank you here’s a little conversation that goes on between Sam and Sarah in the mid credits that might tear jerk you a bit which you might’ve missed the first time (credits to the uploader).
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My name is Sam Fisher. I’m a soldier. I’m not much of a philosopher, but if you want to know what I believe, I’ll tell you. I believe the greatest threats to our freedom actually start small. They begin as random events that most people don’t even notice. But they grow. They multiply. They start chain reactions that threaten the entire world. Some people call that ‘fate’. I call it ‘Chaos Theory’. But, believing in Chaos Theory doesn’t mean you have to surrender to it. That’s where I come in. I find those threats before they get out of hand, and I eliminate them. Quickly, quietly, relentlessly. I take the lives of a few to protect the lives of many. I commit acts of war to preserve the greater peace. I take no joy in killing, but make no mistake; I’ll do what needs to be done. Because it’s my job. It’s my duty. My name is Sam Fisher, and I am a Splinter Cell.Sam Fisher