Joined on 07/10/08
Original is Great
Pros: Original splinter cell is incredibly fun. Great interface, great controls. Fun WWIII story, hilarious dialouge. The lighting system that lets you know if people can see you works and is reliable. Enemy AI surprisingly intelligent. Great character design. Decent length, 15+ hours.
Cons: The game takes a bit of getting used to. The "Pandora Tomorrow" game -looks- promising but the controls are so terrible I couldn't complete the first level. The menu to even get to the first level glitches half the time, and the mouse control is just AWFUL. I don't even know how to explain it... it's like you're trying to play the game during an earthquake. The view just chops everywhere, which is sad considering the original's mouse is silky smooth! The second game tanks so hard, but I really don't care. I would have easily paid $60 for the first splinter cell, but I got it for $9.99. You cannot go wrong. My only complaint about parts of the game is that you have to kill yourself going through some impossible hole of enemies only 5 minutes later to get the orders to kill everyone.
Overall Review: The first levels are a little hard and might give you the impression that's how the rest of the game is going to be. Use an online guide if you have to and then have fun for the rest of the game. Once in a while, there's a mission-critical item that's put behind some painting that you didn't even know you could move, or some other obscure place. Don't let it put you off, use a guide if you get stuck to avoid missing out on this great game.
Cons: -No button to turn off lights (Isn't the point of a fan controller to be able to make the computer quieter in idle?) -No button to turn off fan completely. Wanted to try it on a loud fan but even on the lowest setting it's still too loud. -Doesn't supply enough amperage to higher-end fans After two months, the lights turn on, and the connected fans are supplied power, but the speed knobs no longer do anything.
Overall Review: Poor.
Fun but short
Pros: GTA style play. You go between 1970 and 2004 because your character stays in jail for 20 years. You almost can't believe they redid the entire city for the modern version of new york. The combat system, car responsiveness, controls, are all great.
Cons: -The control menu reset itself every time you leave the game -No way to change mouse sensitivity -WAY too short, you can beat this in five hours or so.
Overall Review: It's a mystery to me why they would waste all the time they did to recreate new york TWICE and have so few missions.
Pros: Spacy, big. Decent case design but somewhat generic (although you may take that as a con). Removable motherboard tray. Sturdy.
Cons: Poor airflow. 10 C+ difference with other cases, same parts. 90 mm fans instead of 80... why???
Overall Review: Not really worth the money imo. Spend $20 more for something much better. Never touched included PSU as I don't trust psu's included with cases.
Pros: Excellent price. All buttons work, joysticks don't lose precision over use. Plug and play with XP, Vista. Recognized in every game, ever. Lived through 1 year of slamming, pressing the buttons too hard, throwing, dirt, grease, soda, being stepped on, banging, you name it, and still going just as good as the day I bought it.
Cons: The rumble isn't supported by many games. But that's more the fault of the game.
Overall Review: The only controller you will ever need. Excellent product.
Pros: Booted up on first try. No messing around in BIOS. Would trust this company in the future.
Cons: The DDR eqv. is much more expensive than ddr2, I bought 4GB DDR2 for $40, this is probably due it being older and the customer base dwindling.
Overall Review: Friend wanted a little more performance out of an old HP computer for her business. AGP 4x (lol), outdated AMD processor socket, but had DDR.