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A really enjoyable game where you get to play as one of the greatest stealth operatives of our time, Sam Fisher.

I played the last Splinter Cell, so was expecting a lot from this one. This game is more of the same but with improved graphics and gameplay.

The graphics look very nice for a 2D set-up and the game has a great looking loading screen. The main character is easily distinguishable, as are the enemies. Also the backgrounds are nicely done and there is suitable variety to make them interesting. They match the objective and mood of the game and give the game a good atmosphere. The animation is nicely done from hanging off walls, to taking aim to throwing a grenade. A lot of effort was clearly spent in making sure the graphics were as good as they can be for phone games.

The sound is average. A nice tune plays when you load the game and a few notes just before the level, but in the game itself, there are only a handful of sound effects. There are some sounds when you shoot, when things explode and when you kill people. No sounds for your telephone calls and no sounds for the alarm (although this could get a bit annoying after a while). I also would have liked some background music during the game. But seeing as there is some sounds where a lot of games have none, it's a reasonable attempt.

The controls are pretty simple, you can use the D or key pad to move Sam around. Up jumps and will let you hang onto ledges or overhangs. Down will crouch and you can move around while crouching. You can fire your gun with 5 or the main button. In addition to firing it, you have a laser sight for aiming which you can activate by pressing 0 (zero). This is a cool feature and helps you a lot with those head shots. You can hide in doorways by pressing up in front of them. If a guard walks past, press the main button or 5 to perform a stealth kill! There are also grenades in the game which you can throw with *. The * key will show you the grenades trajectory and you can change it by pressing up or down. Once you have it set, press the main button or 5 to throw it. You have a few seconds before it explodes. You also have to control drones in the game which is done using the normal directions. Finally you can accept calls with the left soft key and the right soft key accesses the menu. There are hints on the controls and you do get used to them very easily.

The playability is great. The developers have managed to cram a lot of things into the game. There is a semblance of a plot and Sam's dry wit during the calls, which is quite amusing at times, but the gameplay shines through. You have to do a lot in the game and each level has a slightly different objective. There are levels where you have to find information, get out before you drown, destroy missiles etc. The game is a lot of fun to play. As Sam you can do a lot of things in the game and staying undetected is one. There are areas of light which will make your stealth bar (a pic of your face in the bottom left) light up to show you can be seen. There are shadows to crouch in, overhangs to hold onto (and you can pull people down from them, or drop onto them to kill them) and Japanese shoji screens to hide inside. In addition to the carnage, the game has some tricky levels and you aren't just facing off against thugs each time. There are laser turrets which can only be taken out using a grenade, armoured guards (looking like the original Iron Man!) and also rotating laser beams which you have to avoid. A lot of things to contend with, but the game progresses at a pace which makes it fun and addictive. My one gripe is that once the alarm goes off, it's pretty easy to hide and wait until it finishes. It would have been more of a challenge if the guards came looking for you. It is a stealth game and if you like stealth games, this is definitely for you.

The lastability is ok, not great but not poor either. There are 7 levels, each one taking longer than the last. Some take up to 10 minutes or more. Each level you get to is saved and you can start from there if you reload the game. In the game there are checkpoints as well so you can continue from these if you don

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
 

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory

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A really enjoyable game where you get to play as one of the greatest stealth operatives of our time, Sam Fisher. I played the last Splinter Cell, so was expecting a lot from this one. This game is more of the same but with improved graphics and gameplay. The graphics look very nice for a 2D set-up and the game has a great looking loading screen. The main character is easily distinguishable, as are the enemies. Also the backgrounds are nicely done and there is suitable variety to make them interesting. They match the objective and mood of the game and give the game a good atmosphere. The animation is nicely done from hanging off walls, to taking aim to throwing a grenade. A lot of effort was clearly spent in making sure the graphics were as good as they can be for phone games. The sound is average. A nice tune plays when you load the game and a few notes just before the level, but in the game itself, there are only a handful of sound effects. There are some sounds when you shoot, when things explode and when you kill people. No sounds for your telephone calls and no sounds for the alarm (although this could get a bit annoying after a while). I also would have liked some background music during the game. But seeing as there is some sounds where a lot of games have none, it's a reasonable attempt. The controls are pretty simple, you can use the D or key pad to move Sam around. Up jumps and will let you hang onto ledges or overhangs. Down will crouch and you can move around while crouching. You can fire your gun with 5 or the main button. In addition to firing it, you have a laser sight for aiming which you can activate by pressing 0 (zero). This is a cool feature and helps you a lot with those head shots. You can hide in doorways by pressing up in front of them. If a guard walks past, press the main button or 5 to perform a stealth kill! There are also grenades in the game which you can throw with *. The * key will show you the grenades trajectory and you can change it by pressing up or down. Once you have it set, press the main button or 5 to throw it. You have a few seconds before it explodes. You also have to control drones in the game which is done using the normal directions. Finally you can accept calls with the left soft key and the right soft key accesses the menu. There are hints on the controls and you do get used to them very easily. The playability is great. The developers have managed to cram a lot of things into the game. There is a semblance of a plot and Sam's dry wit during the calls, which is quite amusing at times, but the gameplay shines through. You have to do a lot in the game and each level has a slightly different objective. There are levels where you have to find information, get out before you drown, destroy missiles etc. The game is a lot of fun to play. As Sam you can do a lot of things in the game and staying undetected is one. There are areas of light which will make your stealth bar (a pic of your face in the bottom left) light up to show you can be seen. There are shadows to crouch in, overhangs to hold onto (and you can pull people down from them, or drop onto them to kill them) and Japanese shoji screens to hide inside. In addition to the carnage, the game has some tricky levels and you aren't just facing off against thugs each time. There are laser turrets which can only be taken out using a grenade, armoured guards (looking like the original Iron Man!) and also rotating laser beams which you have to avoid. A lot of things to contend with, but the game progresses at a pace which makes it fun and addictive. My one gripe is that once the alarm goes off, it's pretty easy to hide and wait until it finishes. It would have been more of a challenge if the guards came looking for you. It is a stealth game and if you like stealth games, this is definitely for you. The lastability is ok, not great but not poor either. There are 7 levels, each one taking longer than the last. Some take up to 10 minutes or more. Each level you get to is saved and you can start from there if you reload the game. In the game there are checkpoints as well so you can continue from these if you don’t turn the game off. The game can be suspended and resumed as well. The main thing with the game is the score and this is based on a number of things, like how long it took you to finish, how many shots were fired, how many continues you used and how many stealth kills you performed. You get an overall grading and while you can't upload these, the game is so much fun to play that for the perfectionist you won't mind going back to the earlier levels to try and improve your score. No real ending which is a shame, but a lot of good fun nonetheless and it should take you a while to complete. Overall a great game for fans of the series!




 
 

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