I was never a Splinter Cell guy. Part of it was my undying allegiance to Metal Gear Solid as the superior espionage/sneaking/complete nonsense game franchise. Some of it had to do with SC seemingly being an Xbox exclusive for a spell (ed. note: Can we get a fact check on that, please?). Mostly though, I think I always got it confused with Syphon Filter. Now THAT was a game! I can just endlessly taser dudes right in their sacks until they catch fire? Outside of smashing things with hammers (Hello, Red Faction) that may be my favorite game mechanic of all.
Or you can watch this quite excellent Splinter Cell fan-made movie.