Gamer perspective: Splinter Cell Conviction D-day is 2/23

January 12, 2010

Gamer perspective: Splinter Cell Conviction D-day is 2/23 Splinter Cell Conviction is only a little over a month away before release on the Xbox 360 and PC. The game reinvents itself from the classic Splinter Cell gameplay with something entirely new and refreshing.

To be honest, the Splinter Cell series was getting pretty stagnate, with repetitive missions and lackluster story plots that seemed to get less relevant with each iteration. Ubisoft Montreal was all set to release the game back in 2007 when all of a sudden the studio delayed the game for two whole years.

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I would have to say that the decision to delay the game was the smartest move Ubisoft has made. The 2007 build of the game was heading down the same path as the other incarnations of the series. However, the 2009 build of the game blew everyone’s expectations.

The game features climbing and targeting mechanics similar to that of the acclaimed Assassin’s Creed II, and features a semi-open world. The game also features local split-screen and online co-op mode as well.

Aside from the features, the game looks well polished. The game is polished in the sense that it makes you want to meticulously sneak around executing all of your targets before they even realize you’re there.

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You can look forward to Splinter Cell Conviction on Feb. 23 for the Xbox 360 and PC.

61 Responses to “Gamer perspective: Splinter Cell Conviction D-day is 2/23”

  1. oldschool1987:

    I love Splinter Cell, I’ll get it day of release I think. Starting to come round to that idea more, was going to wait to see if it was a timed exclusive like every other SC has been. I’m convinced this one will as well but I can’t wait lol. I just hope it’s as good as Chaos Theory.

  2. Ivan_PSP:

    Well it was hinted many times by Ubisoft that it will be a timed exclusive.

  3. harry sachz:

    This game is going to be awesome! You’re getting it release day oldie? I didn’t know you had a 360? Or did you mean PC?

  4. me_:

    Could this be the first 5/5 Mike gives a 360 game, I doubt it……

  5. phranctoast:

    This looks pretty graphically impressive from those screen shots and the G4 coverage. Ubisoft has a decent track record so far this gen. Far Cry 2 and Assassins Creed games were pretty.

  6. phranctoast:

    Wrong topic CAD!

  7. Mike Ferro:

    @CAD,

    *post deleted.

    Do not post other site’s articles in the comments section. That is not what the comments section is for! Use links and make comments on it.

  8. Roca.:

    arrrgh! I didnt get to see CAD’s post.

  9. Ivan_PSP:

    The game looks good but does it play as good or is it any good we will just have to wait and see. Remember this game has gone a major make over from development hell.

  10. phranctoast:

    @Roca.

    It was a pro Natal article. Not relevant to the topic at hand, and more suited to be Happy’s first post in the Predictions topic (but he went with an anti 3D one instead).

  11. oldschool1987:

    @ Harry: Xbox mate lol. HAd one since it’s release I just ain’t played it as much as the Sony console tbh. I’ve said recently about playing ODST and Mass Effect recently lol

  12. Roca.:

    just noticed Mass Effect 2 is not being published by MS anymore

  13. Ivan_PSP:

    Roca.:
    I just checked Wikipedia you are %100 right EA is publishing the game sweet. This means the game is getting closer to make the jump onto the real gaming console. Mass Effect series is almost on PS3.

  14. Barnabe Jones:

    This looks really good. Turns out I’m not getting the 360 back as planned.

    I just bought a new laptop, so buying a 360 will have to wait until mid-end of the year.

  15. Roca.:

    get it PC if you new laptop can run it

  16. Barnabe Jones:

    I’ll have to research the specs. I didn’t get a super duper gaming laptop. I pretty much got it with school in mind.

    My PC is a few years old now, but still might be able to run it. I have no idea though.

  17. harry sachz:

    @ Oldie,

    No shit? Cool! Are you on Xbox Live? If so we can tag team on those bitches on SC.

  18. harry sachz:

    I hope Mass Effect 2 gets some coverage here. There’s only one review in so far and it received 9.5, so it’s looking very promising.

    As far as exclusivity, I am pretty sure I read somewhere that the first 2 were exclusive to 360. The third may well be multiplat, but we’ll see when the time comes.

  19. SW:

    Gah. 360 orrrrrrrr hope and wait for a PC port. Damn decisions…

  20. twilight:

    Oldschool,
    I didn’t know you had a Xbox360. Lol. I thought you were getting the games whenever they came out on PC.

  21. oldschool1987:

    @ Twilight: lol You kidding right? I can’t play PC games for shit! Far too many buttons all over the place :p

    @ Harry: Not on live mate, never have been. 2 Reasons:

    -It costs money lol
    -It’s not wireless and I’m not buying that £100 adapter for it. I only have wireless connection where my consoles are in camp. Army won’t pay for cables lol.

  22. harry sachz:

    That’s a shame oldie. Cheap arse army!

    Well if you ever do wind up with a cable connection somewhere, don’t forget you’ve got a free month’s worth of Gold (well that’s how it is in Aus anyway).

  23. oldschool1987:

    Yeah I remember getting a Gold card… I know it’s somewhere lol

  24. Barnabe Jones:

    I finally saw some game play trailers from Conviction. It looks great.

    I’ve played most of the series, but usually never end up beating them. They are pretty hard.

  25. phranctoast:

    Splinter Cell Conviction just got delayed until April.
    reported on joystiq.

  26. Ivan_PSP:

    LMFAO hopefully it will be cancel.

  27. kev:

    sweet, can’t wait…. great franchise!

  28. phranctoast:

    I highly doubt that Ivan. It just looks like those people that love this franchise will have to wait a little bit longer.

    I guess delays aren’t a PS3 exclusive ;)

  29. Roca.:

    I kinda saw this coming…it will probably end up being on the 360 holiday lineup

  30. phranctoast:

    “it will probably end up being on the 360 holiday lineup”

    Force Ubisoft to make it Natal compatible.

    In other news, more Assassins creed is expected before the end of fiscal year 2010. Not sure if that means a game on another console or just AC2 DLC. Also on joystiq.

  31. kev:

    Roca – “it will probably end up being on the 360 holiday lineup”

    which part of April 2009 didn’t you understand..

    gawd, ps3 fanboys are idiots…lmao!

  32. phranctoast:

    It’s 2010 sport.

    “gawd, 360 fanboys are idiots…lmao!”

  33. kev:

    phranc – typo…thanks. either way, April is a long way from the holidays…

    point stands.. .you ps3 fanboys can’t read…and i can’t typem, apparently… :)

  34. kev:

    “typem”….see? i need more coffee… *sigh*…

  35. Roca.:

    “SC: Conviction was first announced way back in E3 2007 and was scheduled to be released during that holiday season. It missed that date and was then put on hold for awhile as the development team reworked it. It was rescheduled for a holiday 2009 release but then pushed back to Feb. 2010, now the game has been pushed back again to April 2010″

    ….as if the “April 2010″ date can be taken any serious

  36. Ivan_PSP:

    phranctoast:
    “gawd, 360 fanboys are idiots…lmao!”

  37. phranctoast:

    “….as if the “April 2010″ date can be taken any serious”

    Good point Roca, but I can’t imagine them releasing it anywhere near Halo reach, Fable 3, and Gears 3.

  38. Roca.:

    is gears 3 finally coming out?

  39. Ivan_PSP:

    Never

  40. phranctoast:

    I figured it would be announced prior to E3 2010, but we’ll see.

    It makes sense with the time frame. It’s not like Epic is working on much more. If I was them I’d get the trilogy out on the 360, then concentrate with Unreal Engine 4 for any other games in that franchise. By that time we’ll probably be somewhere near the next gen. Damn time blows by.

  41. Roca.:

    Epic gets money from all the games built around the Unreal Engine, which are most of the 360 games including S:SC

  42. phranctoast:

    “Epic gets money from all the games built around the Unreal Engine, which are most of the 360 games including S:SC”

    I wonder if developers will shy away with UE4 due to the lackluster support received from them (see too human).

  43. Ivan_PSP:

    The Unreal Engine 4 (2012)is not even out yet and Too Human was made by a shitty company don’t Blame Epic Games.

    Roca.:
    Do you keep paying for games after you buy them, No, LoL. There’s huge list of game that use the UE. Sony already license that engine to use in some of their games.

    At E3 2007, Sony announced a partnership with Epic with the objective of optimizing the Unreal Engine 3 for the PlayStation 3 hardware, which would affect the games and developers currently using it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unreal_Engine_games

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhyreEngine

  44. Ivan_PSP:

    The Unreal Engine 4 (2012)is not even out yet and Too Human was made a shitty company don’t Blame Epic Games.

    Roca.:
    Do you keep paying for games after you buy them, No, LoL. There’s huge list of game that use the UE. Sony already license that engine to use in some of their games.

    At E3 2007, Sony announced a partnership with Epic with the objective of optimizing the Unreal Engine 3 for the PlayStation 3 hardware, which would affect the games and developers currently using it.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unreal_Engine_games

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhyreEngine

  45. phranctoast:

    @Ivan,

    I realize UE4 isn’t out yet. I was saying , I was wondering if companies will be so quick to use the next UE when they provided lackluster support for the last one (according to Silicon Knights).

  46. Roca.:

    Ivan – “Do you keep paying for games after you buy them,”

    what was that all about?

  47. Roca.:

    MS forced S.E to use the UE for its 360 games since that is the best engine for the console

    “The Last Remnant is Square Enix’s first game using the Unreal Engine (the same used for “Gears of War”), and it shows. Battles frequently freeze up and slow down to an unacceptable degree.”

  48. Ivan_PSP:

    phranctoast:
    Trust me no one will give a shit about that. The UE is awesome. I hope four has better charracter models not bloated like in Unreal Tournament and Gay Wars.

    Roca.:
    I didn’t mean anything bad LoL. Companies only pay a license fee one time Epic Games does not make more money.

    OFF TOPIC:
    The creators of Modnation Racers will be developing TRUE CRIME for PS3,Windows and that other console.

    God of War III was first discussed by Cory Barlog at a God of War II launch event. He revealed that the game would run at full 1080p HD resolution, and the game would support Sixaxis tilt and vibration functions.

  49. Roca.:

    “PS3,Windows and that other console”

    lol

  50. oldschool1987:

    @ Kev: Where the fuck do you get off just calling people idiots then? Tell me how is it physically and scientifically possible for the entire PS3 community to be ‘idiots’ and ‘not able to read’? Where’s your source?

    Your always going on about how you deal with facts so where’s the facts for this? Your a troll Kev, the biggest Troll I have ever ever ever ever ever ever came across. You need to wind you neck in and sort your life out because YOUR the biggest idiot on this site… fact.

  51. Roca.:

    hey oldschool, did you read my PSN msg?

  52. Roca.:

    oldschool – “Where’s your source?”

    lmaoooo

  53. Roca.:

    how come it seems the SC:C delay didnt hit CarlB as hard as the GT5 “Japan” only delay?

  54. phranctoast:

    “how come it seems the SC:C delay didnt hit CarlB as hard as the GT5 “Japan” only delay?”

    Any surprise there.

  55. oldschool1987:

    @ Roca: Yeah I just got it …I’ll try ok? lol

  56. kev:

    phranc – ““how come it seems the SC:C delay didnt hit CarlB as hard as the GT5 “Japan” only delay?”

    Any surprise there.”

    none.. with the largest game library of all 3 consoles, there is more than enough games to keep us happy until it hits. besides, every time we say something good about SC you ps3 clowns have to remind us it’s “not exclusive”….dumb, i know…

    oldschool – one only has to read the resident ps3 fanboy posts for proof of their idiocy. there’s your source. your own posts. ouch…

  57. oldschool1987:

    Ouch? Really you actually thought that your reply was ‘ouch’ worthy? Pathetic. Have you read your own comments to notice how pathetically sad and ignorant you are? The vibe I get from you and I’m 99% right normally, is that your a sad, lonely virgin who has never had a gf and are too scared to vent your frustration out on real people so you come onto a gaming website to vent at people you will never meet. I hope you find Mrs. Right one day, I hate to think that you’ll never get laid, bless ya.

    …Ouch.

  58. kev:

    oldschool – so i give you my “source” and all you do is attack me? nice…. typical ps3 fanboy b.s…..*sigh*

  59. oldschool1987:

    That was your actual source? You weren’t just ‘trying’ to be funny… again? Then you deserved your ‘attack’. But I will bet my Mrs that I am right.

    And it’s not ‘typical ps3 fanboy b.s blah, blah’ It’s just the fact I think your a cock and you insult any one who owns a PS3.

    Typical Kev Xbox fanboy Bullshit… *sigh*

  60. kev:

    oldschool – blame your fellow ps3 fanboys… you guys give me all the proof i need to the ps3 owner’s “intelligence”…..

    don’t really care what idiots think i am…. their opinions mean nothing.

  61. oldschool1987:

    But their opinions obviously mean something other wise you wouldn’t bite all the time lol.

    So only people with a certain IQ buy a PS3 aye? lmao your thicker than once thought.

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