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Lumiappaday #112: Splinter Cell (Conviction) demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800 #XBoxLive

| March 6, 2012 | 6 Replies

Today’s Lumiappaday is Splinter Cell, an Xbox Live title by Gameloft available for the Nokia Lumia 800. I’d suggest downloading the trial and giving it a go first to see if you like it. Note that the game is quite large so you will need WiFi to download it.

Apologies in advance for the shoddy demo. Filmed in the early hours of the morning, my contact lenses were drying up due to the harshness of my lighting. I could not actually see the screen properly as the level I was on was naturally dark so I looked like a spaz making Sam walk into lamp posts and exposing him from the shadows as opposed  to hiding and being stealthy.  It turns out that it was more visible on camera than I thought (Watching in the viewfinder to see if I was in shot) so you can at least see what I’m doing.

The controls are all touch, left thumb to move and right to shoot/hide/aim gun/look around. The rest of the extra game controls are explained during game play. The game is quite big so expect a few seconds to load levels – they’re long enough so you don’t come across this too often. If you do exit the app to do something else, you can just resume back in without reloading of the whole thing.

It’s actually a really fun game that I urge you to at least try in the free trial mode. If you give it a go you can see what it’s like not playing at arms length and with excess lighting blinding you. It’s easier to see where Sam’s going, aiming his gun, taking head shots, sneaking around the shadows etc. Apparently in the first level, as you can see in the video, being stealthy is not at all necessary. Sam seems invincible (he can die, he just fell off a tower as I was trying to take photos) as he just runs towards the enemy to kill them on close contact. Again not what you’re supposed to do and you will be graded. I’ve not actually gone past this level, I thought I’d demo this whilst I can as the list of things to demo is too large.

There are more equipment, game modes, guns etc that I haven’t uncovered. I’ll include some vids at the end

The game is a little on the expensive side at £3.99 though actually not much more than the Apple Store (where it has been for quite a while) so the game is holding its value.

 

#112) Splinter Cell 

Price: £3.99 (with trial option)

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Link: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/apps/47de0de6-c5c4-43d2-a3f5-f39a36c853ee

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G_WLMqy5w4

Developer Blurb:

 

The benchmark of action stealth games on console is available for the first time on W7 phones.

**Slide to play: “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction looks and plays great, and it’s rare that we see such a sophisticated stealth game on this platform.”

Unleash the ferocious skills of renegade agent Sam Fisher.

Play as Sam Fisher, a highly skilled Special Forces operative and fight a corrupted secret agency to get your daughter back. Follow a trail of intrigue that leads from Iraq to a high-security building in Washington. Run, jump, fight, and shoot using a handgun, shotgun, AK47 and bazooka, or maintain stealth by improvising with nearby objects. You are now a renegade spy agent; you don’t follow any orders except for your own rules of engagement!

ASTONISHING ENVIRONMENTS AND GRAPHICS

– Go through 11 levels set in 8 different locations from Malta to the White House.

– Discover an exclusive level on the banks of the Potomac River.

– Experience fully polished 3D graphics with an amazing depth of view.

ADVANCED STEALTH GAMEPLAY

– The Mark & Execute feature allows you to mark multiple targets then quickly eliminate them all at once.

– The Last Known Position indicates where your enemies think you are, allowing you to outflank and eliminate them.

– Get behind enemies without being noticed and kill them in one hit!

– Projected texts inform you of objectives and guide you through the level.

– Get Sam behind cover to hide and dodge enemy fire.

CONSTANT ACTION THROUGHOUT THE GAME

– Beat your opponents in stunning hand-to-hand combat and interrogate enemies to get crucial information.

– Experience a frantic rail-shooting sequence on a speeding boat.

– Use a wide range of weapons and gadgets to get rid of your enemies. Pistols, sonar goggles and camera grenades are at your disposal!

Rating:

Design: 10

Usability: 9

Performance: 10

Price: 9

 

Better demo by pocketnow

I really have to sort out camera position as it’s affecting how I play and demo things as I can’t see the screen most of the time. :S meh

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