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First impressions: Splinter Cell: Double Agent


The Splinter Cell  series always set a graphics and gameplay standard on the original Xbox and the franchise's first attempt on the 360 continues to impress. This  is one intense demo. It's starts with a literally mind-blowing execution sequence followed by the most harrowing parachute jump I've ever seen in a game. Ubisoft has gone for shocking violence with this entry. You can tell the guy in the pic above won't be dancing a jig any time soon, and his death convulsions before he finished the job with a grenade are a pleasantly disturbing  touch. The initial gameplay will be familiar to Sam Fisher vets, although the controls probably need to be tweaked a bit. The level I played seemed to lean a bit more towards blowing people away than stealth, but I may have just been trigger happy. I appreciated how Ubisoft squeezed something to do into sequences that formerly would have been straight CGI. Overall, Double Agent oozes next-gen production values and looks to offer a gritty tale to frame the well-rendered blood and guts. It may be my favorite demo so far.

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1. man it looks sick, hope the toddler brats out there dont get ahold of it and then cause an uproar from an angry mob of parents, trying to get it banned.
I love the way how as I grow up my favorite videogame franchises grow up with me LOL

Posted at 1:34PM on May 11th 2006 by JCP

2. The trailer has the most realistic cinematics I've ever seen.. I had to watch it twice just to see if some of the characters were real or CG! The game play for this franchise is always progressively getting better and better and this one will be no exception. I can't wait for this one.

Posted at 2:01PM on May 11th 2006 by Anthony

3. any idea as to where to get a trailer for the computer? my 360 is packed away at the moment =

Posted at 2:24PM on May 11th 2006 by Nitin

4. Is this demo going to be available on XBLM? ;)

Posted at 3:28PM on May 11th 2006 by Don Wilson

5. Nitin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbKt67MiD9Q&search=splinter%20cell

Posted at 3:33PM on May 11th 2006 by Don Wilson

6. ^That video was amazing. I seriously can't wait for this game, meh, I've never completed any Splinter Cell campaign before, but a friend of mine bugged me into getting Pandora Tommorow, way back, and I had so much fun on it on Xbox Live. Hanging from the ceiling and snapping peoples necks is so fun. Chaos Theory was even better and now, i'm getting hyped for this game! The achievements may drive me into doing the campaign, lol.

Posted at 9:16PM on May 11th 2006 by Fear

7. I hope this game still has that good co-op and still has spies versus mercenaries

Posted at 11:17AM on May 14th 2006 by RentedThomas

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