Well, I prematurely praised Splinter Cell for Xbox a few days ago. This was while I was stll trying to get the controls down.
Well, I still have not gotten the controls down and am starting to think this is one of the most over-rated games of the year. MGS2 is actually more fun that this game, to me anyway, and for stealth action on Xbox Hitman 2 is the way to go.
I am know this game is great to alot of people, but I must just be really stupid or inept at this game because it is no fun due to its difficulty.
Every little segment takes at least 8-9 tries, if not more, for me to get thru. And when I finally do alot of times I just give up and start shooting people to get by them.
I am in the jail cell block right now for example, and I have tried getting by the guards at least 10 times and keep getting detected. There isn’t anywhere to go but straight down the hall, so you have to be lucky I guess.
These enemies are all packing hand pistols but are able to hit you from down an alley while in a sprint but Sam, who is a seasoned vet, can’t get a head shot while at a stand still from over 15 feet away!
The inability to save at will really detracts from the game as well.
No overhead map or AT LEAST some sort of tracking to tell you where the hell you are in relation to your goal.
Too much ambiguity as to what environmental items you can interact with like tables, ledges etc. They LOOK like you should be able to climb on them or jump on them, but you can’t.
Being forced to control the camera in a firefight sucks.
No explaination, at least in the begining, as to why you are doing what you are doing.
Targeting is aweful, I think anyway. Like I said, these flunkies can shoot you in a sprint from down an alley but Sam can line up a shot from 15 feet away and still miss or only injure.
Like I said, I must really suck at this game because I am finding it REALLY hard to get into due to all the trial and error. I am not saying it is bad, I am jsut saying that IMHO it is not as good as it is made out to be.
BTW, did I mention that the targetting is f**king aweful?