VIDEO | X360, PC Friday, March 19, 2010 | 8:29 PM

Splinter Cell Conviction: Choose your way to play the demo

Splinter Cell Conviction: Choose your way to play the demo

Some players might not have noticed that, but your way to play the demo of Splinter Cell: Conviction is up to you. Whether it is more action or pure stealth, you decide. That's why Ubisoft has released two videos showing two different ways to broach the mission.

Demo Walkthrough
Demo Walkthrough - Perfect Stealth

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Commented on 2010-03-19 22:47:55
I haven't played the demo, but that looks pretty damn good.

I think cutscenes are your typical Ubisoft material (very cheap). Funny thing no one noticed this kind of stuff with titles like Assassin's Creed, but somehow I've seen this mentioned a few times about this game.
Commented on 2010-03-19 23:16:16
i did both lol :D i love this game, great graphics, great story and smooth gameplay. more importantly its fun to play rather then frustrating which most stealth games are (i am not a stealth game fan)

i would understand though if some SC fans arent happy as it doesnt seem as "hardcore" as the previous editions
Commented on 2010-03-19 23:25:35 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
great story
lolwut?

If by great you mean "mostly passable," then I'd agree.
Commented on 2010-03-20 00:20:54
Posted by Ronsauce
lolwut?

If by great you mean "mostly passable," then I'd agree.
its a fun story maybe i should have said. revenge stories are nice :|
Commented on 2010-03-20 03:36:27 In reply to GangStarr
this is supposed to be a stealth game , not an action game .
if you want a action packed game , then get modern warfare 2 or badcompany 2.
stealth games are art . ubi has dumbed and catered conviction down to the general masses , which isnt good .
1 or 2 stealth games are released every couple of years , they have ruined the best for the fans.
maybe 15-20 action games are released every year , conviction is now added to that list . its a sad day.
Commented on 2010-03-20 03:44:10 In reply to radsy
^Didn't watch the videos either it seems.
Commented on 2010-03-20 10:09:27 In reply to radsy
Posted by radsy
this is supposed to be a stealth game , not an action game .
if you want a action packed game , then get modern warfare 2 or badcompany 2.
stealth games are art . ubi has dumbed and catered conviction down to the general masses , which isnt good .
1 or 2 stealth games are released every couple of years , they have ruined the best for the fans.
maybe 15-20 action games are released every year , conviction is now added to that list . its a sad day.
WTF, Chaos Theory could be an action game, too. Remember the "ASSAULT loadout"? Shotgun in that game, for goodness sake.
Commented on 2010-03-20 10:48:43 In reply to radsy
Posted by radsy
this is supposed to be a stealth game , not an action game .
if you want a action packed game , then get modern warfare 2 or badcompany 2.
stealth games are art . ubi has dumbed and catered conviction down to the general masses , which isnt good .
1 or 2 stealth games are released every couple of years , they have ruined the best for the fans.
maybe 15-20 action games are released every year , conviction is now added to that list . its a sad day.
Who said it's supposed to be a stealth game? If games didn't evolve nobody would buy them anymore.

And by the way, Conviction plays nothing like MW2 or Battlefield. That's a ridiculous comment
Commented on 2010-03-20 13:18:24
I played the demo, and have to say, it looks and plays pretty damn cool..
Commented on 2010-03-20 13:48:27
How i said again ... the Game plays how you play it
Commented on 2010-03-20 16:58:13
Can they do a video without using the 'mark and excecute' feature? I'd be more interested in seeing that.

Still, I'm digging the demo. What some call 'dumbed down', I call streamlined.

*waits for someone to counterattack with "main-streamlined" woven somewhere in his/her response* ;)

Though I can see where they are coming from, I prefer this middleground Ubi have chosen now.

The visuals are fantastic, as I've always said. But, the aliasing on objects more than 20 feet away is absolutely horrible. Especially noticable on characters in direct light. It's a real shame. Also, the animations are extremely lacking. I can't believe how dated they look for the most part. Unbelievable.
Commented on 2010-03-20 17:09:42
I didn't think the visuals were all that great. Especially considering what the original Splinter Cells looked like for their time. Character models in this game are a joke too. A big wtf at the guy with the pony tail and gloves.
Camera angles are really troublesome as well, and AI needs some real work.

Mark and execute is every bit as easy as you would expect. You run out of it eventually which doesn't really make sense, but whatever.
Commented on 2010-03-20 19:30:12 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
Mark and execute is every bit as easy as you would expect. You run out of it eventually which doesn't really make sense, but whatever.
you already answered your own pondering. If you didnt have to keep earning it it would make the game far too easy. So it makes perfect sense as a gameplay mechanic to earn it.. save it for when you need it. Offerings a challenge, and some pace to the stealth genre

Dunno why you had problems with camera angles
Commented on 2010-03-20 19:55:06
looooool what the hell XD damn, I fail so miserably.. I was always thinking where the heck is the stealth part in this demo? And after watching the video, how blind can one human being be? :D
Commented on 2010-03-20 20:07:30 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
A big wtf at the guy with the pony tail and gloves.
I agree.

Camera angles are really troublesome as well, and AI needs some real work.
I couldn't disagree more. With respect to the camera angles, you control the camera. If you're having a problem with it, it's your fault.

Mark and execute is every bit as easy as you would expect. You run out of it eventually which doesn't really make sense, but whatever.
You obviously haven't been following Conviction at all, have you? You earn the mark and execute by scoring hand-to-hand attacks. Once you use it up, you have to wait until you get another melee attack before you can do it again. And if you think it's too easy, DON'T use it.
Commented on 2010-03-20 20:18:21
It's not my fault when no matter what direction I turn it in tight spaces I can't see a damn thing.

Also I'm aware I don't have to use it. I just don't get EARNING the function to shoot multiple enemies. Seems like a cheap way to implement a new mechanic.
Commented on 2010-03-20 21:37:59 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
It's not my fault when no matter what direction I turn it in tight spaces I can't see a damn thing.
I guess I just have a different version of the demo where the camera works fine.

Also I'm aware I don't have to use it. I just don't get EARNING the function to shoot multiple enemies. Seems like a cheap way to implement a new mechanic.
Like you said, it's easy to use. Because it's easy, you have to earn it. It's like special moves in other games that depend on having enough energy/magic/other random thing denoting you can execute something cool.

I dunno, your complaints are making you sound like some kind of scorned ex-fan.
Commented on 2010-03-20 23:35:33 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
It's not my fault when no matter what direction I turn it in tight spaces I can't see a damn thing.
i didnt get that problem at all.. infact there's very few tight spaces in the demo. The cam never crossed my mind as an issue
Commented on 2010-03-21 00:32:47
I find it more sad that in the original SC games, you could play almost the entire game without ever killing someone or even getting noticed. In this, their idea of stealth is killing a handful of people, blowing up an EMP thing, using noisemakers and EMPs all over the place.
Commented on 2010-03-21 02:05:03 In reply to scazza
Posted by scazza
their idea of stealth is killing a handful of people
To be fair, the first and only three people you have to kill in the demo are part of a tutorial essentially on how to earn and use the mark and execute ability.
Commented on 2010-03-21 17:31:50
The stealth video is unbelievable...how stupid are those guys in the game ???
At 2:00 min can't believe he sneaks past that guy there and he got not mention,he must be sleep walking,
same at 2:40 when he walks into that hall ! Nobody mentions him....:(
I know it's a game...but since stealth is part of it thats just lame !

Besides that...game looks good,but those moment ruin it for me !
Commented on 2010-03-23 01:47:51
Guard: Note to self... next time i'm waiting for an ex-agent bent on revenge I shouldn't turn my back on the one door where he may be coming through...

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