Pat Redding, game director of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, provides great commentary over brand new gameplay footage in this new video.
Fans are taken through a small section of the Abandoned Mill level while we’re shown how we can approach the mission as the Ghost, Panther or Assault. The best part of showing off each individual play style is that fans are given extremely clear definitions of how the game scores your individual actions. If you want to play the level as a Ghost then you must ensure that you remain non-lethal and silent. Panther players must be silent, but are allowed to use lethal force. Finally, assault players get to have all the fun, jumping into the level guns blazing.
Fisher will have a variety of weaponry and technology at his disposal. Night vision goggles are making their return to the game, and it’s a beautiful sound to hear those trusty goggles whizzing back to life. Players will even be able to use the sonar goggles to help map the location of enemies through walls. If you enjoy some nice remote control action, then send up your recon drone and tag enemies with a sticky shocker. Just use the drone with caution because it will make noise that can alert enemies.
The soldiers you encounter are not simply mindless drones. Things that seem out of place in the environment will cause them to investigate. Fisher can even use his voice to lure an enemy towards him. The soldiers feet will carry him towards the darkness and straight into your trap.
Players appear to have a nice variety of options to choose from in regards to how they approach each mission. It appears that the best elements of classic Splinter Cell adventures are combining perfectly with the smooth gameplay of 2010’s Splinter Cell: Conviction. It truly is a beautiful thing.
What do you make of Sam Fisher back in action? Is the game shaping up the way you hope it would? Let us know your thoughts on Splinter Cell: Blacklist in the comments below!