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Epicurus_13
04-06-2006, 09:11 AM
I was looking at some of the articles from IGN and I came across this little doozy which had me laughing out loud:
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/655/655783p1.html

The video he is talking about is the third one on this page:
http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/736/736174/vids_1.html

No offense, Douglass C. Perry, but I think it is not much of a stretch to say that you do not play too much Splinter Cell or something.

Here's my favourite part:

"Then, unnoticed by the guard, another Sam Fisher slips on the trademark green goggles on, and is seen zipping around the guard like a cartoon character, green trails remaining in the darkness. It's one of the stranger videos we've seen, but it looked fantastic. The second character is meant to emphasize the importance of a second, co-op character, and that SC4 might even emphasize its significance even more heavily."

Yes, I'm sure that that first guy who looks nothing like Sam Fisher and has blue goggles and that obviously separate person who has blue goggles are BOTH Sam Fisher, Douglass. Great deduction. You've taken a confusing situation and made it clear as day.

Anyway, you can spot all the other errors in this guy's article for yourself (it's sadly too short to get beyon a good chuckle) but seriously, they shouldn't have someone who has apparently never heard of "versus mode" reviewing a video like this. I don't view this as "making fun" of Mr. Perry so much as pointing out some honest factual errors which happen to be very amusing. Enjoy!

Epicurus_13
04-06-2006, 09:11 AM
I was looking at some of the articles from IGN and I came across this little doozy which had me laughing out loud:
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/655/655783p1.html

The video he is talking about is the third one on this page:
http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/736/736174/vids_1.html

No offense, Douglass C. Perry, but I think it is not much of a stretch to say that you do not play too much Splinter Cell or something.

Here's my favourite part:

"Then, unnoticed by the guard, another Sam Fisher slips on the trademark green goggles on, and is seen zipping around the guard like a cartoon character, green trails remaining in the darkness. It's one of the stranger videos we've seen, but it looked fantastic. The second character is meant to emphasize the importance of a second, co-op character, and that SC4 might even emphasize its significance even more heavily."

Yes, I'm sure that that first guy who looks nothing like Sam Fisher and has blue goggles and that obviously separate person who has blue goggles are BOTH Sam Fisher, Douglass. Great deduction. You've taken a confusing situation and made it clear as day.

Anyway, you can spot all the other errors in this guy's article for yourself (it's sadly too short to get beyon a good chuckle) but seriously, they shouldn't have someone who has apparently never heard of "versus mode" reviewing a video like this. I don't view this as "making fun" of Mr. Perry so much as pointing out some honest factual errors which happen to be very amusing. Enjoy!

Terrax213
04-06-2006, 09:25 AM
lol nice article you got there Mr. Perryhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

Most of these idiot article writers don't know Jack Schitt about anything other than FPS games.

Epicurus_13
04-06-2006, 09:35 AM
Here's my paraphrase of the article:

"I don't know anything about Splinter Cell except that it's supposed to have stealth. Sam Fisher is sneakily sneaking through the stealthy shadows when he quitely notices a guard, who may or may not ALSO be Sam Fisher. Then, ANOTHER Sam Fisher, the only spy character in the entire series ever, suddenly appears on the ground below and stealthily gets his arm broken or not broken. Then a third Sam Fisher in different clothes (they must all be Sam Fisher, especially since this video is mutiplayer and Sam is ALWAYS in the multiplayer parts of the Splinter Cell games as every character) wearing the "trademark" green goggles which are for some reason obviously blue appears and "cartoonishly" zooms around.

All in all this video left me very confused because I don't know the first thing about how multiplayer works in Splinter Cell but I do know that you're supposed to have a coop partner so that justifies my saying that every character is actually Sam Fisher Stealth sneaky quiet shadows, significance. In conclusion, Splinter Cell 4 will cleary emphasize something, and it is also said that it may be a video game of some sort. We'll see as more information is released!"


Seriously, if all the IGn stuff is like this, I have a new hobby.

Jackie Fiest
04-06-2006, 10:10 AM
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Thats why I hate reviews etc..written by professional journalist who don't know anything about video games. I posted one from Birmingham a few weeks ago that said EA owned Splinter Cell and Call of Duty. Myself and RMM both contacted the publication and last I checked it was still up. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

Eclyps3
04-06-2006, 12:58 PM
Oh yeah I remember reading that one...
"[...]and is seen zipping around the guard like a cartoon character, green trails remaining in the darkness."

I think this guy REALLY thought that was a gamplay element, and not just an effect to end the trailer.

"Another Sam Fisher..." "Trademark Green Goggles"... that's not a chuckle... I'm cracking up!

FIN-Ravager
04-06-2006, 03:55 PM
This guy could as well as be the one who invented the SvS.

Epicurus_13
04-06-2006, 05:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Eclyps3:
Oh yeah I remember reading that one...
"[...]and is seen zipping around the guard like a cartoon character, green trails remaining in the darkness."

I think this guy REALLY thought that was a gamplay element, and not just an effect to end the trailer.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good point - he was probably like "hmm, so the goggles will leave "zoom" afterimages in this one, huh? Better put that in my article!"

And quit raggin' on SvS.