Okay, I'm now officially very excited about Splinter Cell 2. http://www.gamespot.com/xbox/action/pandoratomorrow/preview_6086236.html I only had three real issues with the first game. Firstly, it was very linear. Which actually didn't bother me that much. Let's make it two issues. Firstly, the minor issue of the primary weapon. Basically, it just didn't feel or sound very satisfying to kill anyone in Splinter Cell. Even the "gun butt to the head" non-lethal knock out was a bit poo. I'd have prefered an 80's movie neck twist ending. Ho Hum. Whilst the linear nature of the levels didn't bother me to much, having to retrace my steps to hide a body in the darkness in order to progress in a level is just extremely dull. Realism is great but not at the expense of gameplay. Online play in SC2 sounds very well thought out. I'm already salivating at the thought of killing heavily armed terrorists whilst hanging upside down from a convenient drainpipe By the way, Rainbow Six 3 is still excellent you golfing / driving monkeys!