Whew, seems like forever since the last Speedrun Fast episode. But it’s back again, and we’re doing one of the fan favorites of the Tom Clancy name – Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. A couple notes before we begin. First, there is no in-game audio due to rights. Thankfully the background music chosen does a fantastic job of immersing the viewer on its own. Second, it’s technically an invalid run submitted on speedrun.com, but was accepted because there are so few other co-op runs. This video was chosen to be featured because it’s the only co-op run with English (ant therefore understandable) runner commentary.
Oldschooldummy and Miniomegaking show off plenty of useful and useless glitches in this run starting after the first mission, particularly becoming totally invisible. They provide commentary throughout detailing their strats and a few other good-to-know things such as easy ways to successfully hack locks. The world record for Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory‘s co-op mode is 43:22 by Spike and Buttercak3, and there’s only one run on regular any% by CotySA.
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is the third game in the franchise, released in 2005. The latest, Blacklist, dropped in 2013. The series has been a cult favorite since the original. It seems to have gone dark since then, with no other games announced. Ubisoft did promise fans at E3 last year that they haven’t ditched the franchise, but that they have other projects they’re focusing on instead. At least it leaves the door open for an eventual number seven.
It really has been a while since last time, so here’s a reminder of what went on. Speedrun Fast took to the arcade era in search of an old world-renowned classic. Pac-Man went to the races that day, but for points rather than game completion. Poor Sue was far less eager, and with good reason. Chomp!