Nearly FlawlessSparan0n | May 17, 2014 | See all Sparan0n's reviews »
Splinter Cell Blacklist is an extremely well done game. Though certain plot elements could have been better, missions are diverse and the game is great. The plot is the worst part of the game- it is very dry, and has next to no character development. Some missions do not flow with the campaign either. Mechanically the game is quite strong. On higher difficulties stealth is very tough but entirely possible, and always seems a better alternative then gunfights. Most missions have a strong map with many ways to tackle the objective. Side missions are often built in such a way that you are forced not to raise an alarm, and this causes players to learn the mechanics. Multiplayer is by far the best part of the game. This is far different than a conventional first person shooter, as multiplayer modes focus primarily on stealth when going for an objective, and intimidation when attempting to defend it. Art and sound is very well done, as important sounds stand out and it is wholly possible to discern an enemy location based simply on the sounds of voice and footsteps. Graphics are crisp and the overall theme is very aesthetically pleasing.