Posted on 5 June, 2012 by exterminat
E3 2012: New Splinter Cell: Ironside ‘Blacklisted’
Does the new young Sam destroy his character?
by Nicholas Laborde
©2012 Nicholas Laborde
Few game voice actors can say they have made a strong impact with their in-game character.
Jen Taylor as Cortana. Nolan North as Nathan Drake. David Hayter as Solid Snake. These are the exceptions.
Arguably one of the best that would appear on that list is Michael Ironside, the charismatic and legendary voice behind Splinter Cell‘s Sam Fisher.
Today, Ubisoft announced the next iteration in the franchise entitled Blacklist, and many warning signs blared in my head: little to no stealth was present, Sam looks young, the connection to Conviction was never explained (as it is obviously a sequel since Third Echelon is shut down)…
And one of the most appalling: Michael Ironside will not be returning as the voice of Sam.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist, what’s in a voice, click here
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Posted on 7 June, 2011 by GrathiusXR
E3 2011: To sequel or not to sequel?
The Darkness < The Darkness II
by : GrathiusXR
©2011 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Now this was one sequel that I was definitely excited about.
The first game was such a dark and visceral experience with excellent storytelling but went mostly unnoticed in the gaming industry.
But I wasn’t expecting it to be developed by another developer or it going the way of cell shading.
Sure games such as Crackdown offered great open world fun with its cell shading, and even last gen’s XIII was an awesome conspiracy FPS. Borderlands ended up turning out to being a great FPS with some quality comedic performances as it never took itself too seriously- but a violent game such as The Darkness where you can rip hearts out and chop head off ? Won’t it seem tame in its cell shaded glory?
Is the change worthnthe wait . . .
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