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Splinter Cell Essentials first impressions

As much as we'd like to voice our opinion on every game for the PSP, there are times when we just aren't as lucky as some other online game sites that just happen to have the influence and the pull we're trying to hard to establish. But despite my incessant bitching, at least we're still privy, just like all of you, to read freely about other people's opinions on the latest and greatest games for the PSP. This time, 1UP and GameSpot both take a look at Splinter Cell Essentials, which according to 1UP's reader meter, is the most popular PSP game on their site.

Both previews have a lot of good things to say about Sam's new portable adventure. They mention that the lack of a second thumbstick is well compensated for with the help of the circle button, which toggles the PSP thumbstick between movement and camera view. The game also features a nifty bi-directional sound gauge that detects noise on either side of Sam. Other pluses include a near PS2-quality porting and a rather agreeable framerate.

We're pretty darned excited for this game to come out. Then all we'll need is a good shady area and a couple of virtual baddies' throats to slit.

Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)


1-24-2006 @ 12:57PM

Mike said...

1up's coverage of this is especially sweet. March is going to be an awesome month for PSP owners. Field Commander, Me & My Katamari, Pursuit Force, Syphon Filter, Splinter Cell, and more...

i dont have the money for this...


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