So I was a huge fan of the first few splinter cells, and when I heard that Conviction changed from the classic formula I though it would horrible. So I put off buying it. About a week ago, I saw it at gameStop for 20 bucks and I thought "might as well". I went home and popped it in my 360 and started playing. Right from the start, I figured it was at least okay. I got into some of the early levels and had more fun with stealth than I have had since some of the AC missions. The CO-OP is amazingly fun and I would recommend it for any gamers who like faster paced action and stealth killing.