Splinter Cell Blacklist walkthrough sneaks, stalks, and kills

Okay, maybe you're wary of the Splinter Cell series after Conviction turned out to stray too far from its sneaky roots, but Splinter Cell Blacklist is looking a bit better. A new gameplay walkthrough demonstrates three ways to approach the same mission: unseen; stalking; and all-out super-violent man-killing. Or, to use Ubisoft's terminology, Ghost, Panther, and Assault.

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Okay, maybe you're wary of the Splinter Cell series after Conviction strayed too far from its sneaky roots, but Splinter Cell Blacklist is looking a bit better. A new gameplay walkthrough demonstrates three ways to approach the same mission: unseen; stalking; and all-out super-violent man-killing. Or, to use Ubisoft's terminology, Ghost, Panther, and Assault.

The mission sees Sam Fisher infiltrating an abandoned mill to find bad men or whatever it is super-spies do. He'll have to deal with radar-blocking tech specialists, get to play with remote drones and other fancy toys, and kill (or not kill) men as he sees fit.

Our Andrew played Blacklist recently, commenting "While Blacklist largely continues the blueprint established by Conviction, I do appreciate Ubisoft Toronto's attempt to sate every type of player."

Splinter Cell Blacklist sneaks onto PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on August 30.

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    March 22, 2013 9:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Splinter Cell Blacklist walkthrough sneaks, stalks, and kills.

    Okay, maybe you're wary of the Splinter Cell series after Conviction turned out to stray too far from its sneaky roots, but Splinter Cell Blacklist is looking a bit better. A new gameplay walkthrough demonstrates three ways to approach the same mission: unseen; stalking; and all-out super-violent man-killing. Or, to use Ubisoft's terminology, Ghost, Panther, and Assault.

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      March 22, 2013 9:37 AM

      No Michael Ironside tho :(

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        March 22, 2013 10:29 AM

        Yeah, that's a pretty big sticking point for me, too. I agree with some other fans who say they should've let Sam's story end with Conviction, then rebooted the series with another operative.

        Continuing the story as Sam but without Michael's voice just feels all kinds of wrong. Like having someone other than James Earl Jones voice Darth Vader. Just doesn't work.

        That said, I'll still pick up Blacklist, but it'll have to try pretty hard to convince me that it's Sam Fisher and Splinter Cell...

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      March 22, 2013 2:13 PM

      Well, this one looks like it's got what I expect from a Splinter Cell game. Seems solid if not particularly innovative.

      Shame about Ironside though.