Evening Reading: Evolving a Genre

Today's release of Splinter Cell: Conviction is an interesting one. The game is vastly different from previous entries in the franchise, with fast-paced stealth and new game mechanics like "Mark and Execute" and "Last Known Position" that make the player deadlier than ever.

As I discussed in my review, the game is very fun. The Sam Fisher of Conviction feels like the ultimate badass, but it doesn't feel like Splinter Cell. The game isn't much of a challenge and even on the highest difficulty, the AI isn't all that capable.

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    April 13, 2010 5:00 PM

    I think it's time for some BC2 soon!

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      April 13, 2010 5:01 PM

      It's always BC2 time.

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      April 13, 2010 5:03 PM

      yup

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      April 13, 2010 5:06 PM

      I got sick of everyone complaining about this weapon and that, or too many of this class or that :(

      Even I complain endlessly when I get raped by a dozen m60s in a row. I need to make this game fun again somehow. Suggestions?

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        April 13, 2010 5:06 PM

        im not really having fun anymore either. :(

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          April 13, 2010 5:21 PM

          i am getting burned out as well. think I will wait for drunk nights or the next patch to play. seems like over the past week everyone has given up on capturing points and just blow them now. one irritation too many for me atm.

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            April 13, 2010 5:31 PM

            "Hot Carl, I love you, i just can't be with you!"

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        April 13, 2010 5:09 PM

        Be my Bradley gunner: We fuck shit up!â„¢

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          April 13, 2010 5:10 PM

          i got my first gold star in a bradley!

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        April 13, 2010 5:17 PM

        I'm having lots of fun with an assault recon build.

        VSS
        Extra ammo
        Magnum

        The vss is surprisingly deadly once you get used to it. It's a fun way to play.

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      April 13, 2010 5:08 PM

      I thought TF2 was tonight?

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      April 13, 2010 5:10 PM

      Chicago #69

      Join up.

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      April 13, 2010 5:10 PM

      On Chicago 69.... Join up guys!!

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      April 13, 2010 5:13 PM

      I have to vacuum and cook dinner like the domesticated bitch I am, then it's time for M60s and Hot Carls!

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      April 13, 2010 5:14 PM

      Finishing supper then I am in.

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      April 13, 2010 5:49 PM

      I thought you quit?

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