I'm not sure what the other reviewer's issue is with this game, but I LLLOOOOOVVVEEEE IT!!! This review is about the game, not a comparison with the old PC versions. I have not played any older Splinter Cell versions so I don't have anything to compare it to. In opposition to what he said, my frame rate was awesome, I could have 10 guys shooting at me and my system wasn't bogged down (either he is a 360 fan or he needs a new game or system). My game never was crawling or bogged down. AND, much of the game is dark, but I would imagine that in real life that's when spies spy, at night. HA! DUH. The only time this game got on my nerves, was sometimes I'd stand behind a combatant and try to grab him but couldnt get the grab prompt to come up because i was standing wrong eventhough I was right behind him. The only thing I would agree with him on, is that the graphics were nothing outstanding. However, I have not played a PS3 game that made me want to purchase it because it looks good. I purchase for play quality, and leave the rest to blu ray discs.
I rented this game from Blockbuster and kept it a few days longer because I didn't want to take it back. Now I have ordered it from Amazon. This is one of those games where you use your brain more than just running around shooting up everything that moves (for that I hear you should buy RESISTANCE). In Splinter Cell-Double Agent, you'll pick locks, use spy cams, steal terrorist information, etc., You start off as a NSA Agent but then while the story goes along, you can choose rather to keep spying for the NSA or betray them for another agency (can't remember the name of it). I thought this added alot to gameplay because it reminded me of those CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE series books from when I was a teenager. You don't just have one way you have to go during the game. You can choose to do some missions (for NSA), some for the other agency, or both (if time allows). This way, it appears that you can play the game through one way, and then go back and choose to totally take a different route and get another outcome the second time. (I'm not sure if that's totally true though as I have not passed the game).
I am playing the game on EASY, i know, like a chicken, and I'm still dying and getting caught spying sometimes. I do this because I don't have time to restart missions from checkpoints a million times. I'd rather just make it simple and pass. I don't have time to play video games like I used to. I thought the controller was set up well and very simple to use. I regularly play Socom and God of War, so I easily adapted to this controller set up. There is also a fun tutorial for those that have never played this type of game and can't figure out what to do or how to use equipment.
Overall, I think this game is awesome. I can see myself passing it, and playing it again (which I never do) just to see if I can get another outcome at the end. I can't wait till it comes in the mail since I have since returned my rented one.