Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Once again you take on the role of Sam Fisher, operative for the secret organization Third Echelon.
You may notice I picked up the XBox version this time around. Don't get me wrong, I really loved the PC versions. This time around I really wanted to give SC a try on my 42" HDTV. I was very nervous about this decision. Once I spent some time with it I was very relived. I still prefer the mouse, but the conrols on the Xbox controller S work very well. It is hard to aim quickly, but the game usually gives you plenty of time to aim as the enemies just can't find you in the dark.
Speaking of dark, this game is much darker than the previous two. Now I'm not talking dark as in story line, but like in DOOM III the entire game is extremely darkly lit. This is to force you to use the night vision. I feel that the previous two were a bit more fun as you can play more of the game with night vision off. In this game turning off night vision usually leaves you in pitch black cold darkness. I suppose that is more real. It is too bad, because where there is light the 3d engine is gorgeous. I quickly grew tired off seeing everything in the grainy green night vision goggles.
I still haven't played the multiplayer. The other reason I picked up this version is because it does support split screen co-op. I haven't tried it yet, but soon as I can get someone to try it out with me. I will write some more about it.
Overall, this game proves again why I like this series so much. Sam is the man!
Game Box, Game Manual, Extras
Complete in Box
April 6, 2005
February 20, 2019