Everything that I know so far about Splinter Cell: Blacklist tells me that I should like it: it’s a beautiful, globe-trotting third-person adventure that gives you a ton of freedom to play the way you want. But, each moment I’ve laid eyes on it, I’ve been bothered by this nagging feeling in the back of my head.
Sam Fisher's always been like what Liam Neeson is now. He's the exemplar of the old-dude badass in the video game pantheon. Even in the first few Splinter Cell games, you'd hear Michael Ironside's distinct growl in Ubisoft's stealth action series and think, "This guy's been around the block a few times…" If Sam was…
Well, this didn't take long. No sooner was it revealed that Michael Ironside, the voice of super agent Sam Fisher through five Splinter Cell video games, would not portray Fisher in the Splinter Cell: Blacklist, than an Internet petition shot up demanding Ubisoft reverse that decision.
The existence of a brand new entry in Ubisoft and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series is no surprise—Ubisoft Toronto managing director Jade Raymond has already confirmed she's leading the development team. What's new are apparently leaked details on the forthcoming sixth Splinter Cell.
Third Echelon's best agent has gone rogue, and they've turned to Facebook for help tracking down Sam Fisher. Where would you go if you were a top secret government agency trying to track down a traitor? MySpace? Please.
What is it about British academies that's so appealing? Is it the uniforms, the block scheduling or the fact that they all look like castles out of fairy tales?