#1 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Zero hype behind it, but it's reveiwing extremely well.

#2 Posted by jimmyfenix (3813 posts) -

After watching the Saints row quick look im going to skip it. and might get Blacklist. it looks really interesting.

#3 Edited by ColdPhone (60 posts) -

Yeah, I noticed that, too. I was planning on getting Saint's Row IV next week, but I think I might wait on that and pick up Blacklist instead. Part of that might be nostalgia considering that Spies v. Mercs in Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory has been my favorite multiplayer experience, but Sessler's review (above) sold me pretty hard, too.

#4 Posted by Sackmanjones (4650 posts) -

I've always been somewhat excited for it. I'm hopin to catch a quick look to make my decision, I think that's all the push I need

#5 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3721 posts) -

I get what you mean if you frame it that way, but Sleeping Dogs got zero hype because it was a new IP with a troubled development history. This is a game that is from a long franchise and it's been marketed to death, I just think the core fans think it'll probably be bad, which may prove wrong here.

#6 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Tuesday saints row 4, blacklist and dive kick will all be mine.

#7 Posted by DharmaBum (1038 posts) -

Glad to see the positive reviews that say it feels like classic Splinter Cell. The main drawback seems to be the cliche Tom Clancy bombast, but that's to be expected at this point.

#8 Edited by Strife777 (1490 posts) -

At first I was really excited, then slowly it went downhill more and more until I was considering cancelling my pre-order. I was totally expecting the reviews to be terrible, but then they came out, and wow. Seems like I'll get it afterall.

#9 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

http://i.imgur.com/Y36yHow.gif

Wait it's actually good and SR IV is kind of disappointing people?

#10 Posted by 5Figh (172 posts) -

kinda hadnt been paying attention to this at all but now im actually pretty hyped, roll on the 23rd. bloody eu release dates.

#11 Edited by JZ (2125 posts) -

@5figh: no one has been following it

#12 Posted by SunBroZak (981 posts) -

Looks like a solid game.

Right guys!? Guys?

#13 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -
#14 Edited by McShank (1629 posts) -

I have it on Uplay which sucks since its like the Reject of Origin which is the Reject of Steam.. Least I got it free and it was the Deluxe Digital Collectors edition that came with my new GFX card.. Cant wait to try it out as it does look pretty fun.

#15 Posted by Cirdain (2996 posts) -

@jz said:

Tuesday saints row 4, blacklist and dive kick will all be mine.

Also: Payday 2, General Gamescom news & Sony gamescom press conference.

20th of August is a great day for games.

#16 Posted by LethalKi11ler (1405 posts) -

Really surprised by the BlackList reviews but pleasantly surprised. It'll probably keep me busy with Saint's Row 4 until GTA V.

#17 Posted by Village_Guy (2482 posts) -

I've been hyped for it for a while, loved all the Splinter Cell games (except Double Agent that game wasn't great).

#18 Edited by JacDG (2113 posts) -

I really disliked Conviction, this looks kind of like that so it makes me hesitant, it looks awesome I just wonder how it will play and how long it will be. Sessler makes it sound like it plays better, I found the level design in Conviction to be pretty bad, so I might change my pre-order from Saints Row to this.

#19 Edited by Morrow (1828 posts) -

When I saw the redesign of Sam Fisher I knew I was gonna play it :D

#20 Posted by jclane (335 posts) -

At this time of writing, both games (Xbox versions) are neck and neck on Metacritic with 83 each.

#21 Posted by OurSin_360 (825 posts) -

Mulitplayer looks cool, but who the hell want's to play as Sham Fisher? It's such a disconnect for long time fans, he's supposedly older but with a younger voice and an even more agile move set.

To me that's an iconic voice you don't mess with, or if you have to you try to get as close as possible. (Ex. new joker)

If it wasn't such a story focused game it wouldn't matter.

#22 Posted by Zaccheus (1784 posts) -

I hadn't thought about it since E3, but after listening to the Rebel FM podcast I think I might actually play it.

#23 Posted by Jimbo (9769 posts) -

The Better-Than-Expected-But-Still-Not-Very-Good GOTY?

#24 Edited by OurSin_360 (825 posts) -

@coldphone said:

Yeah, I noticed that, too. I was planning on getting Saint's Row IV next week, but I think I might wait on that and pick up Blacklist instead. Part of that might be nostalgia considering that Spies v. Mercs in Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory has been my favorite multiplayer experience, but Sessler's review (above) sold me pretty hard, too.

Review makes it seem really terrible. Last level is one giant quick time event?? The single button context sensitivity is bad? And the story sucks?? smfh

Spy's vs Mercs looks like the only compelling thing about this game, wish it was in Conviction

#25 Posted by jimmyfenix (3813 posts) -

Wait it's actually good and SR IV is kind of disappointing people?

#26 Posted by Brendan (7667 posts) -

Wait, really? That's nice to hear, everything I've been seeing leading up to this has bottomed my interest in this game.

#27 Posted by Baillie (4025 posts) -

Splinter Cell Conviction is one of my favourite games I've played in the last few years. Took my 2010 GOTY. I was extremely excited for this.

#28 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

@jimbo: sleeping dogs was great

#29 Posted by ColdPhone (60 posts) -

@oursin_360: You're right. Maybe he thought "this game is really terrible, I think I'll just give it a 4/5."

#30 Edited by JouselDelka (967 posts) -

All I care about is freedom of gameplay, and Sessler is really stressing that there's a lot of that in there.

I'll keep my eye on this game.

#31 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1504 posts) -

Don't know if I'd hold my breath for the the Giant Bomb guys to embrace it like they did Sleeping Dogs considering they've been pretty dismissive and/or aggressive toward it as long as it's been shown. That's not to say it deserves anything, but this feels like the kind of game Jeff maybe gives a 4/5 and nobody else gives a second thought.

I might be a little touchy since it's an Ubisoft Toronto joint, and a surprising number of indie darlings aside, Toronto punches under its weird video game-wise. This game's weird development cycle and franchise baggage had me worried it wouldn't end well and Ubisoft's new Toronto studio would get shuttered or turned into a production house because of it.

#32 Edited by OurSin_360 (825 posts) -
@ollyoxenfree said:

Wait it's actually good and SR IV is kind of disappointing people?

Kinda odd, since they have the exact same critic scores and neither is out yet lol.
@coldphone said:

@oursin_360: You're right. Maybe he thought "this game is really terrible, I think I'll just give it a 4/5."

Not sure what your trying to say? What he says in his review, and the score he gave are 2 completely different things. He thinks the good level design and Spys vs Mercs make up for the mediocre controls and bad story, I don't. I mean maybe it does, but it's not enough to convince me on a full price buy.

#33 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@oursin_360 said:

@coldphone said:

Yeah, I noticed that, too. I was planning on getting Saint's Row IV next week, but I think I might wait on that and pick up Blacklist instead. Part of that might be nostalgia considering that Spies v. Mercs in Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory has been my favorite multiplayer experience, but Sessler's review (above) sold me pretty hard, too.

Review makes it seem really terrible. Last level is one giant quick time event?? The single button context sensitivity is bad? And the story sucks?? smfh

Spy's vs Mercs looks like the only compelling thing about this game, wish it was in Conviction

Makes it seem really terrible? Sessler constantly says how well designed the levels and maps are and gives it a 4/5.

OK THEN

#34 Edited by Vinny_Says (5681 posts) -

I'm excited and I'm sure a lot of other people are, but don't expect the GB guys to give a damn about it (or even a quick look). Well maybe Vinny will take a brief gander since I remember him talking about playing SC back in the day.

The first 3 splinter cell games all sold very well and reviewed great, so I'm glad this might live up to the legacy. Can't wait for August 20th!

#35 Posted by Scroll (593 posts) -

@vinny_says: I remember Pandora Tomorrow being quite bland. But back then I didn't have xbox live.

#36 Edited by MightyDuck (1490 posts) -

I'm definitely hoping to get around to playing this when it gets a bit cheaper. I never played any of the Splinter Cell games until I recently bought the HD collection last year. I loved the original and Pandora Tomorrow.

Too many games coming out and not enough time or money. Between NHL 14 and GTAV next month, and this and the new Saints Row, not sure what to end up picking up.

#37 Posted by falserelic (5278 posts) -

Looks cool, but not something I'll spend 60 bucks on.

#38 Edited by firecracker22 (532 posts) -

It's been looking very good for quite some time. Things like ghosting levels and moving bodies are things that sounded like they were going in the right direction.

It's just the lack of Ironside that's been a problem for me.

#39 Edited by Fearbeard (823 posts) -

I think it looks good. I also don't expect anyone any of the Giant Bombers to give it the time of day. I suspect that Jeff will begrudgingly play it then talk about how mediocre he thinks it is.

Maybe Alex will play it.

I don't really get the Sleeping Dogs comparison though.

#40 Posted by President_Barackbar (3416 posts) -

Mulitplayer looks cool, but who the hell want's to play as Sham Fisher? It's such a disconnect for long time fans, he's supposedly older but with a younger voice and an even more agile move set.

To me that's an iconic voice you don't mess with, or if you have to you try to get as close as possible. (Ex. new joker)

If it wasn't such a story focused game it wouldn't matter.

Or just make it his successor or something. I know Sam Fisher is a popular character, but isn't Splinter Cell really the brand here? If you have to get a new voice actor and want to make him more agile despite the fact that in universe Sam Fisher is too old, why not have a new protagonist and have Sam act as your Lambert-esque guide?

#41 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

Not really an apt comparison. Sleeping Dogs was a new IP and it had a troubled history. People didn't expect much. This is the new Splinter Cell game, pretty sure everyone expected a quality game. So far it's just as well received as Conviction was.

#42 Edited by spraynardtatum (2528 posts) -

This is one of those games where the amount of advertising ruined any anticipation I had. I just want it to go away at this point. I'll probably try it during a steam sale or something.

I'm also getting a Gears of War: Ascension and God of War: Judgement kind of vibe from it.

#43 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

I loved the first Splinter Cell, until I fucked up. Add some bad checkpointing to it, and an increasing lack of patience on my behalf - and that's how I lost all interest in the franchise (and the genre, for the most parts). Looks good, but I only enjoy stealth in the context of much broader experiences - like Skyrim or Deus Ex. Stealth games per se only work for me, if I'm playing as a Ninja.

Where's that Last Ninja reboot anyways?

#44 Edited by Flacracker (1580 posts) -

Is this game just Gears of Cell: Absolution or is it as good as Chaos Theory?