Tag Archives: Favourite Games

Splinter Cell: Conviction

I only recently got around to playing Conviction, which is why I’m writing about it something like 6 months after it’s been released, so consider this an early retrospective or something. It took me until the last sections of Conviction to figure out what it was – until then I was getting frustrated and angry at the whole thing, then it clicked. It was the realisation that this isn’t Splinter Cell and that trying to play it as Splinter Cell isn’t right. From then on, it was great. I’m a huge fan of the Splinter Cell franchise, Chaos Theory firmly…

Mafia II

Each time I dragged myself out of bed in Empire Bay I looked out of the window to check the weather. On a gorgeously bright day, a silk shirt would do. If it was a little overcast, a suit and hat. If it was raining or night time, I’d add a trench coat. Everything had to be grey or black – from my suits to my cars. I had to fit, because in the spectacular experience of Mafia II, filling the role of Vito is everything. Before I plough on, we had better have full disclosure. Goodfellas, The Godfather I…