advent_crash's Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Xbox 360) review

Splinter Cell Finally Made a Game.

So I haven't been a big fan of the Splinter Cell games since they came out. I thought they were too hard and the controls were too clumsy. When I saw screenshots of Conviction in development and read up on it I started to get more excited. Unfortunatly some of the stuff I read about when it was first announced didn't make it into the game but what did come out was still really great. 
Splinter Cell Conviction continues the story of Sam Fisher after the death of his daughter. It's your typical revenge spy story. Plenty of sneaking. Lots of betrayl. A government conspiracy to kill the president. You get it all. I don't want to give too much of the story away but that's pretty much the jist of it. 
Conviction plays as though you were playing a Jason Bourne movie. Even the outfit Sam wears is similar to what you would see Jason Bourne wearing. He even goes up against the organization he used to work for. The developers have straight up said they took a lot of inspiration from the Bourne trilogy and it really shows. Though that doesn't hurt the game at all. It's still it's own story and the gameplay is fairly unique.  
Like any other Splinter Cell game sneaking is the main function, but there are also some parts that make this game feel like an action game. You get more weapons as the game goes on that you can upgrade but I mostly stuck with my pistols because they are silenced and have infinite ammo. The most unique feature to the game is the mark and execute feature. You perform melee kills that are damn satisfying and then you can mark targets and press Y to take them all out at once. When you get it to work it's pretty awesome. The problem is you can only do this once then you will have to perform another melee kill to be able to do it again. I wish you could have built them up.  
Over all this game is pretty great. If you like stealth and spy games I would highly recommend it.


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