I was getting excited for Conviction, so I popped in Chaos Theory.
They are trying to develop a story with the projections and stuff. I think that's very cool. But then I realised, that this departure is completely unecessary.
Splinter Cell is the last franchise that needs that.
The one game where you take time to observe and listen, to people and their conversations, where you have a great cast of characters giving you a parallel narrative from your OPSAT. The same game that often requires you have a conversation with your enemies.
I understand the series needed a reboot, I just think it's the wrong series to turn into a fast-paced action shooter. The story was execellently conveyed before.