And this time...it's personalReviewer - John Layland
Splinter Cell Conviction has been a long time coming. When it was first announced in 2007 the fact that Sam Fisher was sporting a rather rough looking beard got more attention from the press than the actual games announcement. Although, to be fair it's not as if we weren't all expecting another sequel given the success of previous installments. It appears as if it wasn't easy to teach the old dog new tricks though, as the game was put on hold less than twelve months later and eventually taken back to the drawing board. That's enough about the games troubled past for now though. Sam's back, and this time he's gone rogue.
Sam's forced to break out the flash-bangs and silenced pistols yet again when he is contacted by a old colleague from Third Echelon, the top level government agency that used to keep him so busy with infiltration and combat missions, before he disappeared that is. It's revealed that the death of Sam's daughter in a car accident may not have been all it appeared to be, and that his former employer may have had more than a little something to do with it which is more than enough to bring Sam out of hiding. Thankfully nobody says anything quite as clichéd as "and this time... it's personal" but it's pretty much implied from the outset.