Listen, Ubisoft. You're taking your flagship stealth franchise in a decidedly un-stealthy direction -- we get that. We got it at E3 when you showed us the game's high-octane gunfights
during the Microsoft press conference, and we certainly got it when you showed us hobo-Sam blowing up hot dog carts
in a crowded park. Don't you think you're pushing the message a tad
hard by making the pre-order bonus for Splinter Cell: Conviction
an in-game semi-automatic shotgun
? That's like, the least stealthy weapon in the world
From the gameplay we've seen, it looks like players will be able to choose between stealth and brute force -- why not throw a free sneaky-themed weapon in there as well? Maybe a prison shank? A garrote? Or perhaps love
-- the sneakiest weapon of them all. Yeah, man. That's deep.