I disagree with almost everything he says. They won’t let us kill civilians. I myself like the thought and aim put into each shot to insure that civilians are not shot.
Beland goes on to say that he wants the new Splinter Cell to be more approachable because 50% of players stopped playing after the second level on Double Agent. I’m sure that it’s not because of the difficulty level I’m sure we have all played the first two Splinter Cells now they are difficult. People probably stopped playing Double Agent on the second level because of how bad/different the new maps were... daylight missions or the fact the prison mission is so unbelievable.
Then the interview asks about the game being very reminiscent of Jason Bauer, this is where I was upset. Beland says the idea is like Jack Bauer, Jason Bourne, James Bond - they're all heroes that are not superheroes, and they all fit in a civilian world, and that's what they were looking for Sam Fisher. Sam was a way more believable character than these three in all the games before Double Agent the feats Sam preformed were realistic but it gets worse. Beland then comments on how he doesn’t like Sam’s wetsuit and that Sam looks like Batman. Who does Beland think he is?
If you want to read the clean version of the interview page two, post five, LaurenIs8oMosh posted a clean version.
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