Splinter Cell: Conviction at PAX East Impressions

By François Chang

March 26, 2010

I’m sorry to say that I have not played the demo for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction, but I did get to try it out another demo at PAX East. I must say, I like what I saw.

The booths were set-up where you and a random person would team up to play co-op on the Xbox 360. Of course, right off the bat there was a lot of me dying and having to get revived by my partner. I eventually got the hang of the controller and started putting in some work. The mission was real simple. There are X number of people to kill in one area, you have to kill them all. It was mindless and I thought it really limited the freedom to beat the game the way you want to. My previous experiences with Splinter Cell was to carry out a mission, such as hack a computer, and you can either kill or sneak past your enemies.

I only played for about 15 minutes, but if this is any indication of how co-op, or most of co-op is going to be, then I’m not very excited. It was fun, but I know that kind of fun (mindless killing) is not going to last very long. Other than that, the controls were great and the graphics were smooth. When I get home I’m definitely going to be downloading the demo.

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François Chang

Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.

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