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Finicky and generally disappointing
on 12 November 2014
I've been a fan of the Splinter Cell series for many years. This instalment was disappointing, however, for the following reasons;
- The voice actors have changed. Not a major concern, but one gets used to how the characters 'should' sound.
- Too much micro transacting. 'Upgrade the plane', 'upgrade your weapons' etc. Everything needs upgrading and if you don't want to spend half an hour customising everything and earning in game money you feel like you're going to be at a disadvantage. This is, for me, a big faff and a major barrier to smooth play. I just want to play the game, without having to mess about with menus and weapon lists and all that.
- The plot was fairly samey. Terrorists, Middle East, interrogation blah blah blah, been there done that. I couldn't play the game long enough to discover how it ends, so it might get better. But you've invaded one Iraqi village, you've invaded them all.
- Call me nitpicky, but Iraqi terrorists shouldn't speak to one another in American english. Ubisoft surely has enough money to hire Arabic speaking voice actors. Hell, they don't even have to be professional voice actors, just anyone who speaks Arabic, since they're only voicing nameless goons anyway.
- As another reviewer mentioned it seems fairly difficult even on the lowest settings. Missions where you have to do things perfectly can be a frustration at times, and at worst make the fame almost unplayable.
All in all, only for diehard fans.