TRAILER | 3DS Thursday, March 24, 2011 | 6:18 PM

Splinter Cell 3D: Launch trailer

Splinter Cell 3D: Launch trailer

Ubisoft sent us the launch trailer of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D which will be available tomorrow in Europe and in early April in North America.


Launch trailer

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Commented on 2011-03-24 21:20:59
OMG, it's good old splinter cell. i thought we'd never see you again after conviction?
Commented on 2011-03-24 22:39:53
A Definite must buy!!
If I get a 3DS lol.
Commented on 2011-03-25 21:40:48
It's just a remake of Chaos Theory; it's not a new game.

Not that it will change anyone else mind, but 3DS is a bust, and (so far) a complete waste of money and time. With the exception of the titular 3D screen, most of the technology in the system is old, and antiquated, but we are being charged $250 for the privilege of buying outdated tech.

And if that were not bad enough, almost every game coming to the system coming out in the launch window, and all the way until this fall, are all remakes in some form or other, of games we've all beaten to death on other consoles and portables. Why are we being charged $40 for a bunch of remakes?

IMO, my opinion of the 3DS would be vastly different and in favor of the device if all these remakes were $15 instead of $40 each . . . or maybe if the price of the system cost as much as DSi . . . or maybe if the system launched with a ton of new games instead of remakes . . . or maybe if for $250, Nintendo would have bothered to update some of the tech in the system - you know like a 4" AMOLED screen, or 1.2 megapixels on each of the cameras, or doing away with Friend Codes, or bluetooth headphone support for online play, or another dozen ways Nintendo could have made 3DS better for the money they are asking. Individually, any ONE of these problems I could overlook in a new game system. But all of these problems combined? Well let me put it this way. If any other game company (Microsoft or Sony) had come out with a new game system and done even half of the same things Nintendo is doing wrong with 3DS, gamers everywhere would be up in arms, crying bloody murder, and asking for the responsible executives' heads on a platter.

And all I am doing is just judging 3DS by it's own merits, and not in comparison to any other portable platform. Once I start comparing it to what the competition is doing: Sony with the NGP and the promise that the system won't launch with rehashes from PS2/PS3/PSP, but with all new games in their most popular franchises, built from the ground up for NGP. Or even the start-up OnLive, who is bringing full desktop games to iOS and Android smartphones and tablets by this summer. If 3DS did not suffer for a lack of imagination on it's own, what the competition is doing in the same portable space, is eclipsing by a sizable magnitude.

Not that any of this is ever going to stop 3DS from selling out everywhere, and being the biggest anything in gaming since Wii and Kinect. I just think it is a shame that as gamers we have lowered our standards so low. It does not exactly take imagination or effort to launch an overpriced game system, with no new games, and overpriced rehashes of games everyone beat to death ages ago, on the back of a single gimmick. If only everyone out there could get away with that, the game industry would have died out ages ago.

And as far as Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory 3D Rehash - no thanks. I still have my copy of the original on PC, and it looks just fine in HD. This was the one game I would have bought the 3DS for had it been an original Splinter Cell adventure, out of a sea of other rehashes on the system. But alas, Ubisoft once again has let me down as much as Nintendo has. So I'll save my money for NGP instead.

I don't rant very often, but everyone and their uncle turning a blind eye to the plethora of deficiencies in the 3DS, is truly rant worthy. Other than that, I apologize for the overly long post.

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