Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist First Look

If there’s anybody who can kill a room full of guys without breaking a sweat, it’s Sam Fisher. Sam Fisher, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell franchise’s star has been through hell over the years and is now busting his way back through a military campaign with his latest adventure Blacklist. Sam Fisher who drove himself to the brink to know the truth behind his loveable daughter’s death is now back looking very sharp as he always does.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell is an award-winning series of stealth video games. The first, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell was released in the year 2002. Sam Fisher, the star of the entire series, is a highly-trained agent of the black-ops sub-division in the NSA. With the last Conviction, the entire series was dramatically changed to a title that was given a stylish Rainbow Six makeover. The Conviction managed to retain the tense feel and uniqueness that the fans are accustomed to, even without Sam’s trifocal goggles and trusty assault rifle. Now the question arises, has the new Blacklist continued the Conviction’s make over?
Well, it sounds pretty good and creates a lot of expectations too! The actual trailer shows a grizzled Sam Fisher stabbing and shooting his journey through a thick desert to save a former agent. And also, the game play has unveiled the ‘killing’ feature of Sam Fisher. This new mechanism lets you highlight targets and in defeat them, while on the run in a quick succession. Of course, with this we won’t know exactly what Blacklist has got for us, but we can say, we certainly have much more interesting things to enthrall us.
It’s been three years after since Splinter Cell, when a bunch of 12 (Third Echelon) initiates Blacklist. With the rise of Blacklist, the President, Patricia Caldwell replaces the corrupt Third Echelon (Blacklist) with the new “Fourth Echelon”. Sam Fisher is the acting commander of this clandestine unit, a team of operatives from various agencies – Fourth Echelon. Sam with his team is to hunt down terrorists and stop the deadly Blacklist before finale. The Fourth Echelon is solely answerable to the US President and performs missions all around the globe that are assigned by Patricia Caldwell.
When it comes to Sam Fisher, first of all, Michael Ironside will be missed as the iconic character has now got the Canadian actor Eric Johnson’s voice that sounds pretty gruff. Apart from this, you will feel better with the classic Splinter Cell techniques that are reintroduced. The game has a lot of opportunities that lets you pinpoint targets and execute the entire group with just the press of a button.
Sam has a range of attack types from placing a fake bomb, electrocuting the pool of water, to the usual assassination moves. But, how well, will you use these attack types depends on your mood when you play the game. Well, it’s even doubtful if an average Splinter Cell player can pull off the scene as it seemed very difficult to cope with the game. If you wish to have a worthy Splinter Cell experience, just go around with your guns blazing like a ghost. It’s not just this, the different stealth tactics of Fisher, the entirely new locale and the excellent character models make the Blacklist – A world-class Splinter Cell.
While it’s true that these are indeed fascinating, the Blacklist has also lost something incredible like mentioned earlier, the absence of Ironside’s voice that is a blow, and then the killer in motion feature that has transformed Sam Fisher into an automated killing machine. Regardless of what it has or what it lost, Blacklist is shaping up to be the excellent third person shooter with exceptional graphics and fantastic sounds. Although, it’s doesn’t feel like Splinter Cell, Blacklist looks fast and polished and will be released by April 2013, for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Andrea Walters, a freelance writer for MyTechHelp – a leader in providing support across various products brands and tech devices for individuals and small businesses in need of instant tech tech support


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