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Stealth Bastard

There’s a danger that I’m about to embark on a sickening display of gushing praise. I’ll counteract that by starting with a criticism: I don’t like the name. That may come as a surprise, as both the title and it’s Metal Gear Solid riffing tagline “Tactical Espionage Arsehole” have been widely praised for their mixture of description and attention grabbing swear-words. All fine and well, but as someone who obsesses over minute details, I find myself constantly asking, “why is the protagonist of this game such a bastard?” I spent the length of the four chapters looking for signs of…

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…