The assassination of Kombayn Nikoladze – SAR
Train infiltration in France – Pandora Tomorrow
Neutralizing Norman Soth and his mercs in LAX - Pandora Tomorrow
Sam confronts/kills Douglas Shetland – Chaos Theory
The assassination of Hugo Lacerda – Chaos Theory
The sinking of the Clarence E. Walsh – Chaos Theory
Sam kills Lambert - Double Agent
Sam finds out the truth about the supposed death of his daughter - Conviction
White House confrontation - Conviction
OTHER (please explain)
I voted for 'other'. Here's why:
1) The assassination of Kombayn Nikoladze – SAR
It was awesome but it was just a blip. That was my favorite level, but my favorite moment was scaling the palace wall. I loved Sam's outfit, the view, the surprise of the bell sound and the tension.
2) Train infiltration in France – Pandora Tomorrow
The fact that there were no accents killed the immersion for me. I also didn't like the one-button climb in/out actions. That's the first time I really noticed automation. Plus, just moving forward under/over a car without any real risk or control isn't fun.
3) Neutralizing Norman Soth and his mercs in LAX - Pandora Tomorrow
I hated Soth's voice as well as Grim and Lambert's voices (Lambert and Grim were played by different actors in that game.)
4) Sam confronts/kills Douglas Shetland – Chaos Theory
No control. Your actions made no real difference.
5) The assassination of Hugo Lacerda – Chaos Theory
He wasn't a major character and it was pretty easy. It was just another kill.
6) The sinking of the Clarence E. Walsh – Chaos Theory
It was sad. Plus, it wasn't about Sam. It was just a plot point.
7) Sam kills Lambert - Double Agent
Sam did not kill Lambert. Conviction's dev team killed Lambert.
8) Sam finds out the truth about the supposed death of his daughter - Conviction
Huge letdown. Cheesy. Weak. Plus, it turned Lambert into a manipulative liar.
9) White House confrontation - Conviction
I despised the story and the changes.
10) OTHER (please explain)
See number 1.
Ubisoft, please prove me wrong.
For me it was the LAX mission as a whole. From the parking lot, getting the option to gain entrance to the parking lot by way of hopping in the back of the truck, using thermal vision to spot the "wolves in sheep's clothing" aka Soth's guards disguised as LAX security guards, all the way to stopping the bomb.
That's definitely an epic mission, etched in Splinter Cell history.
Didn't Lambert refer to Sam as a SIGINT NINJA in the ORIGINAL SC?
NINJA, huh....what ever happened to "Sam Fisher the SIGINT NINJA"............
My real favorite is T'bilisi. More specifically the apartment you break into halfway through the level. Sneaking past the guard on the terrace, climbing through a window; seeing TV, computer and all the other signs of life and then finding the hidden terminal behind the painting. Back then I was playing at a friend's house and thought "This is the most awesome thing ever". I was sneaking around in real looking apartments. Then came the jail and police station offices and I went completely OMG. And many more moments followed with the latter levels and games.
Out of the list it's the train of Paris. It was another time I went completely nuts. "Real looking train that is fun to play? What is this game?". LAX was almost as good though.
Sadly the latest epic moment was in Double Agent (Xbox1) during the NY mission. Playing it on winter was amazing. Snowy and lit nightly NY skyscrapers seen on the roof and through the windows with very SCish music playing. And then the dramatic conflict when Sam resigns from 3E by killing a Splinter Cell. Everything in Conviction was completely bland compared to those kind of moments.
So it's either 2 or 10. Gonna say 2.
Warning: Everything above is an opinion
The show must go on
What is this Splinter Cell you talk about?
An epic moment that really made me say "wow" was when Lambert tells you to kill Dahlia. "Don't think, just do it." Fisher questions him, though. It was awesome.
Ubisoft, please prove me wrong.
Sam Fisher asking for a raise, after he stole a lot of money from a bank.
Well, as the poll results point out as of now.... it's the PT train infiltration ; tension & story progression by means of stealth gameplay, and that's what counts imo.
"You're MINE !"