Words of wisdom – Splinter Cell: Double Agent tips

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When Ubisoft said “Splinter Cell: Double Agent will be the last game in the series,” you’ve got to make sure that you’re up to the task and ready for Sam Fisher‘s biggest covert-ops adventure yet. For some of the veteran gamers who have been able to play other games in the series, some of the skills you’ve learned might help you. But do note that, while you might have an advantage, there’s still a couple of new things that have been introduced in Double Agent.

The circle of trust: Given the backstory (which we won’t go into detail here) of Sam Fisher in the game, you must keep track of his loyalties to both the National Security Agency (NSA) and John Brown’s Army (hence, “double agent”). The missions in this game will have you playing both sides and you must maintain your good rep with both factions. Keep this in mind to pull off the con:

  1. Don’t kill a civilian unless necessary. A dead civilian will cause your standing with the NSA to plummet.
  2. Don’t treat secondary objectives as optional. Most of these will boost your trust with either faction.
  3. Make decisions based on your trust levels, especially in the Directed Moments. You will be asked to kill a pilot at one point, but whether you need to do so or not will depend entirely on your levels of trust.

And then there was light: During this game, there’s going to be a lot of missions under the sun, thus making it harder for you to seek cover. You’ll have to make good use of those shadows with every chance you get. Soon enough, you’d be able to distinguish which kinds of shadows will hide you completely or not.

Stealth without the Meter: One of the staples in the Splinter Cell series is the Stealth Meter. If you’ve grown dependent on it, then you’re in a jam: this game won’t have the meter anymore. The good thing is, the same stealth tricks that you’ve learned will still apply, but you’ve got to be more observant of your surroundings.

Now, we know that there are some gamers who really don’t want any help at all when they’re playing a game. Some gamers would refuse to resort to walkthroughs or cheat codes.

We don’t want to spoon feed you, so we’re going to leave the rest of those tips and secrets behind that “Read” link…

SC: DA

When Ubisoft said “Splinter Cell: Double Agent will be the last game in the series,” you’ve got to make sure that you’re up to the task and ready for Sam Fisher‘s biggest covert-ops adventure yet. For some of the veteran gamers who have been able to play other games in the series, some of the skills you’ve learned might help you. But do note that, while you might have an advantage, there’s still a couple of new things that have been introduced in Double Agent.

The circle of trust: Given the backstory (which we won’t go into detail here) of Sam Fisher in the game, you must keep track of his loyalties to both the National Security Agency (NSA) and John Brown’s Army (hence, “double agent”). The missions in this game will have you playing both sides and you must maintain your good rep with both factions. Keep this in mind to pull off the con:

  1. Don’t kill a civilian unless necessary. A dead civilian will cause your standing with the NSA to plummet.
  2. Don’t treat secondary objectives as optional. Most of these will boost your trust with either faction.
  3. Make decisions based on your trust levels, especially in the Directed Moments. You will be asked to kill a pilot at one point, but whether you need to do so or not will depend entirely on your levels of trust.

And then there was light: During this game, there’s going to be a lot of missions under the sun, thus making it harder for you to seek cover. You’ll have to make good use of those shadows with every chance you get. Soon enough, you’d be able to distinguish which kinds of shadows will hide you completely or not.

Stealth without the Meter: One of the staples in the Splinter Cell series is the Stealth Meter. If you’ve grown dependent on it, then you’re in a jam: this game won’t have the meter anymore. The good thing is, the same stealth tricks that you’ve learned will still apply, but you’ve got to be more observant of your surroundings.

Now, we know that there are some gamers who really don’t want any help at all when they’re playing a game. Some gamers would refuse to resort to walkthroughs or cheat codes.

We don’t want to spoon feed you, so we’re going to leave the rest of those tips and secrets behind that “Read” link…

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