Neoseeker : News : Players are "really hungry" for games like Splinter Cell: Blacklist, says Ubisoft
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bluexy Jun 29, 12
In other words... "We know that bland action adventure games have the largest marker, so we evaluated which of our franchises had the most potential to succeed if it changed genres and Splinter Cell won!"

Such is the fate of most modern franchises. If they prove successful enough on their own, you can expect them to have their appeal broadened for a larger audience.
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nnnddd101010 Jun 29, 12
I enjoyed the older Splinter Cell games, and I really hope that Blacklist keeps its stealth heritage. There are plenty of action-adventure games I could play (Uncharted, Batman), but not many stealth games.
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ashantiqua Jun 29, 12
i loved the old splinter cell games (esp chaos theory), but couldnt stand the last game. in stealth games you gotta be vulnerable, or else why use stealth? if youre too capable, you can just muscle through every level. and thats call an action game. an action game with dark rooms and NPCs with paths.
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DedValve Jun 29, 12
An interesting, thought provoking stealth game with mind bending and well fleshed out story and original and rare stealth gameplay that offers a relaxing breather from the common herpderp shooter or...

Yet another explosion with big tittied action girls, explosions that put Michael Bay to shame, a plot made by M. Night Shymylan and did I mention explosions? oh and horde mode. Your not a true action game without horde.

bluexy couldn't have said it better myself. And that is why I am passing on this game and am getting Chaos Theory HD for the xbox 36-- OH WAIT.
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ShadowJ Jun 29, 12
I have to agree with Ubisoft. Now before I continue, first I loved the original Splinter Cell, it ranks itself up there with Metal Gear Solid, Syphon Filter 2 and Thief III when it comes to stealth games but I also enjoyed Conviction.

Now here's why, Conviction is probably one of the most played games I have on the 360 along with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit...all for the same and sole reason...co-op. A friend and myself play the Hunter game mode for hours on end, we can literally stealth past and kill all 10 guards with ease, we also enjoy mixing things up and giving ourselves challenges...for example, no mark and executes...no sonar, shotguns only and so on.

So what about Blacklist? Yup myself and that same friend are eager for Blacklist...simply because it's something we can play together and both enjoy for many hours.

The thing is, I play Conviction the way I want to play it...it may not allow you to do leg-splits half way up a wall before jumping down on someone like the original Splinter Cells but it is it's own game...in other words yes, it is action packed, it has explosions but so what? I still play the game with as much stealth as possible...only time I get rowdy is if somehow I was spotted or tripped an alarm, which then ALL STEALTH goes out the window
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THM Jun 30, 12
Yes, I love old Splinter Cell games up to 'Chaos Theory'...I love stealth aspects of it! Solid actions/stealth techniques with perfect graphics...

Yet still, in terms of stealth/storyline & replayability, personally, I think that none of the games thus far come close to Metal Gear Solid Saga and Tenchu 1 to 4
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sad spook Jun 30, 12
ubisoft theres a lot of us depending on you to get this right so dont just think about sales think about your customers who make those sales possible a few things stealth cqc and more stealth
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DedValve Jun 30, 12
quote ShadowJ
I have to agree with Ubisoft. Now before I continue, first I loved the original Splinter Cell, it ranks itself up there with Metal Gear Solid, Syphon Filter 2 and Thief III when it comes to stealth games but I also enjoyed Conviction.

Now here's why, Conviction is probably one of the most played games I have on the 360 along with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit...all for the same and sole reason...co-op. A friend and myself play the Hunter game mode for hours on end, we can literally stealth past and kill all 10 guards with ease, we also enjoy mixing things up and giving ourselves challenges...for example, no mark and executes...no sonar, shotguns only and so on.

So what about Blacklist? Yup myself and that same friend are eager for Blacklist...simply because it's something we can play together and both enjoy for many hours.

The thing is, I play Conviction the way I want to play it...it may not allow you to do leg-splits half way up a wall before jumping down on someone like the original Splinter Cells but it is it's own game...in other words yes, it is action packed, it has explosions but so what? I still play the game with as much stealth as possible...only time I get rowdy is if somehow I was spotted or tripped an alarm, which then ALL STEALTH goes out the window
You do realize that previous splinter cell games had co-op right? Only one that didn't get co-op was double agent on the 360, possibly due to being a lazy port. All the other versions (wii included) of Double Agent HAD co-op and it was even better than convictions co-op by far. The multiplayer in Chaos theory was also the best.
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ShadowJ Jun 30, 12
Yeah, never said they didn't but not sure what your point is...my point is that while Conviction is more action orientated than the others, I still enjoyed MANY hours of game play from it due to playing co-op.

Funny thing is, you are acting like I am saying that Conviction is better than all the other Splinter Cells, the fact that myself and this same friend have indeed played Chaos Theory's co-op together is pretty much the reason why we got conviction...well actually it was the reason I got it then my friend asked if it had co-op. I said yes, he borrowed it for awhile to make sure he liked it and after that we have put a lot of hours into it.

My whole point is...full stealth, full action or both together...it doesn't bother me, I like the Splinter Cell series and Ubisoft whether people agree or not have a good formula.

P.S Anyone actually put two thoughts into any of their negativity about Blacklist not being a stealth orientated game? Considering this time around you are in broad daylight, meaning you will have to be sneaky? Just a thought and all because not sure about you but I am pretty certain it is hard as *bleep* to sneak around in day light
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ShadowGuard Jul 1, 12
I am definitely looking forward to this game, but I wonder what the pre-order numbers look like. The trailer and demo at E3 were impressive.
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Mr.James Jul 2, 12
I just want his old voice back! come on!
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