Although my SOCOM Navy Seals game STILL has this game beat, I admit, Splinter Cell is a really awesome game!
Anyway, not being a Tom Clancy Game fan to begin with, (I think his games are real cheesy!) I thought Splinter Cell was going to be another lame attempt at a "covert op's" type game, just like Ghost Recon, and a few others out there....Which, in my opinion, never came close to living up to their hype!
Splinter Cell definetely gives the player a true "gaming experience". Making the player feel like they're a "part" of the game, and not feeling simply like a player holding a control pad.
Well, there are many.....Great movements! The ability to sneak up on a bad guy, hold a gun to his head, hide in shadows, player must be stealthy, Michael Ironside (Total Recall, and other great movies) is the voice-over actor for the main character, you can rappel off walls with rope, cool jumping manuvers, climb poles, fences...etc etc....and so much more!
Right off the bat I noticed the complete lack of finding enough weapons, ammunition & medical kits. The lack of enough ammo is a real bummer! I know that using your gun in this game is a last-resort weapon, but, come on guys, finding a few extra bullets would have been nice! And, I also noticed that the game is a bit hard to control at first, but gets a bit easier as you play a while.
Splinter Cell, while having a small amount of "cons", is a real pleasure to play, and offers a complete, life-like, gaming experience!