Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Splinter Cell - Pandora Tommorow

If you ever need a good excuse to justify purchasing a new mobile phone, Splinter Cell 3D has got to be one of the best reasons available. Made exclusively by Gameloft for the K-Series (K500 & K700) of Sony Ericsson phones, this 3D re-make of Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow is one of the best platform/action games that I’ve ever played on my phone.

Splinter Cell 3D allows you to walk a few stealthy miles in super secret agent Sam Fisher’s shoes. You find yourself sneaking into a lot of spectacularly rendered 3D enemy strongholds while accomplishing your mission goals. In between the sneaky elements, you find plenty of opportunities to dish out silent executions on hapless enemies. The production value of the game is top notch and rivals those of recently released console games. Gameloft didn’t spare any expense in order to develop their best game for the Sony Ericsson K-Series platform. From the stunning visuals, to the deep and engaging storyline, this is mobile gaming development at its very best. Gameloft took advantage of the graphical muscle provided by the K-Series of phones and delivered an excellent visual feast.

The biggest problem of 3D games have always been camera issues and thankfully Splinter Cell 3D doesn’t have any of those. The camera is quick to react to the current situation within the game and always affords the player the best possible view of on-screen action. Controls are pretty tight and you’ll have a helluva fun time navigating the myriad of passages in the enemy strongholds. Action sequences are very exciting and can get pretty nasty in an instant if you’re not careful. Although it might be possible to finish the game plugging the guards with bullet holes from your weapon, it is more satisfying to finish the game the way it is meant to be played - stealthily. Any average gung-ho commando can play Rambo and cut a swath of carnage through an enemy base, butit takes a really skillful operator to come in and out without leaving a trace he has even been there.

Like all Splinter Cell games, regardless of platform, the story in Splinter Cell 3D is a well written plot that really draws you in. As you continue to play the game you’ll really find yourself rooting for Sam Fisher and will be curious as to how everything plays out in the end. Truly a mobile cinematic experience in the palm of you hand.

Even if you’ve played the original game, this new edition deserves another play because of the slight changes applied to the game to make the gaming experience even better. One of the most noticeable differences is during the beginning of the game, in the original you’ll find yourself sneaking into the swamps of East Timor, in this 3D edition, you’ll find yourself starting out in a enemy stronghold. The different 3D effects add more luster to the traditional side-scrolling stealth action of the original. Some viewpoints have been change, some enemy mobs have been switched around, and yet the thrilling gameplay remains. This is definitely the pinnacle of Sam Fisher’s iteration on mobile phone devices. While the game is pretty short and leaves me wanting more, I do realize that this game is probably already pushing the envelope of midlet gaming. Weighing in at 357KB this midlet game is the biggest that I've ever loaded into any mobile phone. The size is well justified considering the amazing graphics that you'll be seeing. Sequels are more than welcome and I can’t wait to play the next episode in Sam Fisher’s world.

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Splinter Cell 3D - Pandora Tommorow 3D

The original Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow is one of the best games of 2004, and now that it has been re-worked in order to sport some nifty 3D graphics, the game has become even better. I didn’t know it was possible to improve on perfection but Gameloft apparently knows the formula to make even the most perfect games, a bit more perfect. This visual extravaganza deserves a download from everybody.

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