It's sad to see someone who put so much time into a character have to leave because of poor direction from the company that owns the name. How do you guys feel about it?
Here's Mr. Ironside talking about Fisher leading up to Blacklist.
Blacklist really does look awful. Poor direction is an understatement. Great actor who brought a lot to Sam Fisher. Double Agent was the last one for me, but Conviction still had a strong Sam Fisher character and I feel the story made it a great finish to the series. The gameplay, not so much...
I just watched the E3 video and it reminded me a lot of Assassins Creed. Ironically I want both games to be more sneaking, less killing but both are heading the way of killing as many people as possible in the most bombastic ways possible. And I wouldn't mind the change in voice cast but to get a young dude while Fischer is clearly in his late 40's if not in his 50's is stupid, that's what I'm frustrated with.
Ironside was a perfect fit for Fisher, and i'm sad that he is remove from the series. But maybe its for the best, Conviction was horrible, and Blacksite looks like a big pile of dog feces. I was dumb enough to actually buy Conviction, that won't happen this time though.
Splinter Cell: Conviction was a fun game, and I am happy that I own it. However, like a lot of people have said, it wasn't a traditional Splinter Cell game. It still kept the stealth Mechanics, but it was more action-focused. That didn't bother me, though. What bothered me was the pissed off mercenaries spewing profanities as they searched for Fisher. It got way too repetitive.
I'm upset that Michael Ironside is not coming back as Sam Fisher again, mainly because he was that character. At the same time, I have to say I respect him for leaving the series because he was not happy with it's direction. That sounds like a perfectly good reason to me.
The new game Blacklist looks pretty cool, but it's going to be a little distracting at first to hear a new voice actor playing Fisher. I do believe I'll warm up to it.
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