it comes to covert operations and militaristic games and novels, few do it better than Tom Clancy. The greatest glaring examples are
the successful Rainbow 6 series on PC and consoles as well as
the game Ghost Recon. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell takes
us from the team based realistic FPS style seen in the
Rainbow 6 series to a 3rd person espionage game similar
to Metal Gear Solid, and the results thus far look fantastic.
Splinter Cell, players assume control of NSA black-ops agent
Sam Fisher. The game has missions that involve secretly and silently
infiltrating enemy bases, gathering intelligence, destroying data
and taking out enemies. The interesting part is the lack of
guns-a-blazing that plagues most other 3rd person action games. This
game is a thinking-personís action game, relying heavily on
stealth and realistic tactics. Sam will also be able to do a number of things
Snake never could, such as wedging himself in the air between two
Splinter Cell looks better than the PS2ís espionage hit MGS2. The screenshots speak for
themselves. Of course, this graphical splendor might have a little
something to do with Splinter Cell being developed on the
"next generation Unreal Engine."
this is a Tom Clancy game, it's a sure bet that the environment will
be an eerily realistic one that will haunt the back of your mind. Rainbow
6 was so great because of the realistic situations and
environments, and this game looks set to repeat that trend.
looks like it can give Metal Gear a run for its money. Xbox
and PC owners should be happy since it hits those two platforms
later this year, while everyone else has to wait until 2003. This
game is just what the Xbox needs in its lineup to compete with the
PS2ís stronger titles, and this game could very well be the Xbox's
answer to MGS2.
for more info on Splinter Cell at E3, where it is sure to generate
quite a stir.