Sam Fisher can sure be a jerk to poor lackeys just trying to earn a living on the international terrorist market. Splinter Cell: Blacklist is a lot more creative with gadgets and subversion.
Ubisoft has harped on about giving us as Sam Fisher the complete freedom to deal with bad guys how we want. Now they are actually showing off the goods.
What's more insulting to a heavily armoured goon than spraying him the face with sleeping gas? Of course that won't do the trick right away, but that's why you oh-so-subtly shot his mask off and watch him slip into dreamland.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 August 20th in the US, 23rd in EU.