since "Double Agent" Splinter Cell went from stealth to "riding-on-a-back-of-a-gorilla-and-press-keys-for-instant-kill", I need to get rid of this (and sorry for my bumpy english!)
From the nearly perfect stealth-game, that included multiple night-vision-modes, lockpicking, hacking, hiding corpses or unconcious enemies, hiding in the shadows, waiting, planning routes and keeping your visibility and noise-level low - SC got more and more dumbed down.
"Double Agent" started with cut-out features for the PC-Version (so the story made no sense!), the Icons were big and bulky and the feeleing of beeing a classic secret agent went down the toilet. Shootouts during daylight?! Are you serious?!
And finally "convction" was the final proof, that Ubi$oft had no interest in creating something special and keeping a great series alive.
SCC was and is a rushed out proof, that the Series is more then dead. Like a dead horse.
YOU AREN'T EVEN ABLE TO DRAG BODIES AWAY AND HIDING THEM!
And of course, NO MORE ANALOGUE, ADJUSTABLE SNEAKING! WTF?! Ubisoft?
Do you guys remember, how you could attract Enemies in a coop-session, just by speaking too loud? What a genius feature! Distracting enemies by your voice and leading them into traps!
No Feature like this here.
Lockpicking was replaced with just bashing in doors, sneaking was replaced with gunning down multiple enemies at once.
...and Sams own Feature - his Nightvision! - was plain useless! THAT's an Achievement in a gaming-series.... " - -
Even the "cover-system" was dumbed down. Turned into a stupid cover-hopping-mechanic. Is there ANYTHING we can do by ourselves?
And gunning down your enemies is also ripped away from your controls. Press one key and "Sam Fisher" shoots all of the at once.
What comes next?
A Call of Cell where "our" Sam is running into gun-fights in mid-daylight and ordering one airstrike (!!!) after another?! ...oh.... wait....
When I wan't to play an Action-Game, I go and play GTA or Bulletstorm or Max Payne.
When I want to play Splinter Cell, I DO NOT WANT TO PLAY A "DIE HARD SPLINTER CELL VEGAS!"