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on May 20, 2006
Chaos Theory is the best Splinter Cell game yet. I expect them to get better as they progress. One of the best things about this game is the adrenalin rush you get as you hang from a pipe with your pistol, drawing a bead on your enemy; knowing you may have only one breath left before he turns and sees you.
Another good thing about this game is the length of the missions.
The other two had long missions but save points every twenty feet. In Chaos Theory you can save it when ever you want and the average amount of checkpoints is three (3) per mission.
The videos are also a heck of alot better than the other two and
the plot is so amazing it's hard to get to the bottom of it.
It's nothing like the first game where nothing suprised you because you knew you had to kill Nikoladze and recover the Ark.
But in CT the amount of work put into the story rivals spy movies like the Mission Impossible series.
The graphics are also the best I have ever seen. Everything looks absolutely real not just in the buildings but also outdoors like when you go to wartorn South Korea it actually looks like people have firing missile and dropping bombs into
The single player mode alone is worth the 20 or 30 bucks you'll pay for the game because Sam Fisher is still the best guy out there. You also get training videos where he instructs you on stealth basics, cool moves and fire and movement. In the other two games you only had the SC-20K with stuff like Sticky Shockers and other non-lethal ammo. But in CT you get the Foregrip attachment for use during prolonged fire. You get the Shotgun attatchment which is deadly from anything up to 20 meters or so. Really good for room clearing.
And here is one really bad thing: the scope from the last two games is gone it's been replaced by a 1.5x scope and the only compensation is you get the Sniper attatchment but even that has it's drawbacks because it makes a heck of a loud noise.
The co-op isn't as good as I had hoped because you only get sticky cameras and you SC-20K is single-fire only. But moves like the Tomoe Nage where you throw your partner through the air and he hits your enemy. There isn't any blood even though the ESRB rating says so and the language is no problem.
Nothing you don't hear in school anyway.
So, all in all, this the best game out there at the moment so go ahead and buy it. DON'T rent it. It only ruins it just buy it.