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Neon-NFO
04-30-2010, 06:22 AM
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/act...nviction/review.html (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/tomclancyssplintercellconviction/review.html)

So, finally someone did this game justice.

I wonder if he's so honest he will soon get fired like the guy that rated Kane and Lynch too low.

And for those of you guys that mentioned "excellent AI" in this game, have a look here:

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/act...n/video/6260600?hd=1 (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/tomclancyssplintercellconviction/video/6260600?hd=1)

Pathetic, just pathetic. The AI was 10 times better in Chaos Theory.

FrankieSatt
04-30-2010, 06:43 AM
It shouldn't surprise anyone that the PC version gets screwed, it normally does every time a game is ported from the XBox to the PC.

I have to questions the reveiwer about calling the story line "Great". It was far from "Great".

doxos77
04-30-2010, 06:51 AM
This should be moved to the PC section so we have something else than the hundreds bug threads to discuss. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

DinoBravo2005
04-30-2010, 07:39 AM
Ouch! That's a little extreme i think. Conviction's a solid 8 in my opinion, 6.5 is just looking for attention.

stavros_27
04-30-2010, 09:08 AM
Pathetic, just pathetic. The AI was 10 times better in Chaos Theory.

Yeah, and Tecmo's football games has better AI than Madden. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Coltsting
04-30-2010, 09:33 AM
WOAH, for a splinter Cell game i would say 7 or so but for a game in general a 9 or 8.

Coltsting
04-30-2010, 09:34 AM
And i remember that level where the first time you see Kobin i just killed all those guys in that room by literally takeing them all out of the windows.

Joshua Morrison
04-30-2010, 09:35 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
The Ai in CT was way better for its time compared to Convictions which doesn't so any really improvement let alone seem amazing in todays market.

oO_ShadowFox_Oo
04-30-2010, 09:43 AM
A level at the Lincoln Memorial includes an exciting chase sequence--but also an overlong eavesdropping session involving a lot of boring dialogue.

Ah yes, the most imporant story element in the game where you learn what's actually going on, but this guy who loves the story found it boring?

Clearly this chap hasn't a clue what he's talking about in that regard.

Joshua Morrison
04-30-2010, 09:50 AM
Originally posted by oO_ShadowFox_Oo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">A level at the Lincoln Memorial includes an exciting chase sequence--but also an overlong eavesdropping session involving a lot of boring dialogue.

Ah yes, the most imporant story element in the game where you learn what's actually going on, but this guy who loves the story found it boring?

Clearly this chap hasn't a clue what he's talking about in that regard. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I hated too Beland removes everything I enjoyed to make the game "faster", then this slow scene. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif I didn't care for the story so... but did like the smooth level loading story telling and this just didn't fit with the rest of the story telling elements.

Multimaster88
04-30-2010, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by neonidasxxv:
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/act...nviction/review.html (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/tomclancyssplintercellconviction/review.html)

So, finally someone did this game justice.

I wonder if he's so honest he will soon get fired like the guy that rated Kane and Lynch too low.

And for those of you guys that mentioned "excellent AI" in this game, have a look here:

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/act...n/video/6260600?hd=1 (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/tomclancyssplintercellconviction/video/6260600?hd=1)

Pathetic, just pathetic. The AI was 10 times better in Chaos Theory.

I think your a troll. Just cuz its not the best pc port and u got errors doesnt mean u have to hate the world.

DarthAdrian
04-30-2010, 11:14 AM
Originally posted by FrankieSatt:
It shouldn't surprise anyone that the PC version gets screwed, it normally does every time a game is ported from the XBox to the PC.

I have to questions the reveiwer about calling the story line "Great". It was far from "Great".

The story is the one aspect of the game that consistently gets praise, actually.

droezelke
04-30-2010, 11:23 AM
I agree with the Gamespot review. It is a good game, and the reviewer doesn't deny that. He is pointing out that all the issues of the PC-version (bugs, glitches, poor performance, crashes to desktop, DRM, lack of voice-chat in co-op, ...), make this version a game that is not worth the 60 dollar price tag. Just look at the forums (here, steam, other game sites). They are filled with unacceptable issues regarding this game.
There was a DRM issue with AC2, and Ubisoft aknowledged this and was able to fix it on the server side. With Conviction, the issues are 10 times worse, but Ubisoft is not responding in any way. This could mean many things, but I believe Ubisoft KNOWS that they have released a bad console port and aren't ABLE to fix the issues because they are inherent to the port itself. If Ubisoft would publicly aknowledge the issues, they put themselves in the place to provide solutions. But they simply can't fix it anymore, because it is a badly ported game (you can't fix bad porting with patches because than you would have to re-program the engine). So I believe Ubisoft will remain silent.

Multimaster88
04-30-2010, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by DarthAdrian:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FrankieSatt:
It shouldn't surprise anyone that the PC version gets screwed, it normally does every time a game is ported from the XBox to the PC.

I have to questions the reveiwer about calling the story line "Great". It was far from "Great".

The story is the one aspect of the game that consistently gets praise, actually. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thats why hes a troll. Why would he say and "honest" review if all the other reviews are good, and this ones bad. He hates splintercell/ubisoft/upset about bad pc port or whatever and so now looks to stir up conflict, let out rage, and/or get attention.

If he wouldve just said a "review from gamespot" then voiced his opinion about the game logically, it wouldnt be trolling, you gotta see this.

Im an optimist for me its playable and fun as is, i hope they will patch it but if they dont its not the end of the world for me, ive been in worser situations. Will i be more cautious when buying a game from ubisoft yes, but in this situation i played splinter cell since the beginning and has been top 3 games list for along time, so i will probly buy this name regardless. People blow 100 bucks a night at bars every week, its not a big deal for me.

SliferFlakes
04-30-2010, 11:39 AM
Originally posted by droezelke:
I agree with the Gamespot review. It is a good game, and the reviewer doesn't deny that. He is pointing out that all the issues of the PC-version (bugs, glitches, poor performance, crashes to desktop, DRM, lack of voice-chat in co-op, ...), make this version a game that is not worth the 60 dollar price tag. Just look at the forums (here, steam, other game sites). They are filled with unacceptable issues regarding this game.
There was a DRM issue with AC2, and Ubisoft aknowledged this and was able to fix it on the server side. With Conviction, the issues are 10 times worse, but Ubisoft is not responding in any way. This could mean many things, but I believe Ubisoft KNOWS that they have released a bad console port and aren't ABLE to fix the issues because they are inherent to the port itself. If Ubisoft would publicly aknowledge the issues, they put themselves in the place to provide solutions. But they simply can't fix it anymore, because it is a badly ported game (you can't fix bad porting with patches because than you would have to re-program the engine). So I believe Ubisoft will remain silent.
gta4 was a bad port too and lagged like **** at laucnh, then their many patches fixed it

droezelke
04-30-2010, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by SliferFlakes:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by droezelke:
I agree with the Gamespot review. It is a good game, and the reviewer doesn't deny that. He is pointing out that all the issues of the PC-version (bugs, glitches, poor performance, crashes to desktop, DRM, lack of voice-chat in co-op, ...), make this version a game that is not worth the 60 dollar price tag. Just look at the forums (here, steam, other game sites). They are filled with unacceptable issues regarding this game.
There was a DRM issue with AC2, and Ubisoft aknowledged this and was able to fix it on the server side. With Conviction, the issues are 10 times worse, but Ubisoft is not responding in any way. This could mean many things, but I believe Ubisoft KNOWS that they have released a bad console port and aren't ABLE to fix the issues because they are inherent to the port itself. If Ubisoft would publicly aknowledge the issues, they put themselves in the place to provide solutions. But they simply can't fix it anymore, because it is a badly ported game (you can't fix bad porting with patches because than you would have to re-program the engine). So I believe Ubisoft will remain silent.
gta4 was a bad port too and lagged like **** at laucnh, then their many patches fixed it </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is correct. But it took 4 patches in total and more than 8 months. And still it isn't fixed like it should be on current hardware.
The problem here is that Ubisoft is known for their lack of support for PC. Look at their latest titles and search for patches. You will be surprised how little you will find.

Ghost_LeaderBG
04-30-2010, 01:22 PM
There used to be times,when the PC version was actually was better and superior than the console versions.Sadly these times are over and the only things the PC gamers get these days are delays,lame console ports and almost no patches to fix the problems with the games. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif I hope that Ubisoft quickly fix these issues,because the game is unplayable for a lot of people now.