i'd say online DRM isn't bad if the game is worth it and long enough. but if the SP campaign is short..then i'd have to agree.
Somewhere around 7 hours. I did it on normal, and I used the trainer late in the game.
But really it is short. Because you spend a considerable amount of time thinking how to get past the guards or waiting in the corner to strike.
the original Splinter Cell had loads of stealth which was its USP. but from what i hear...they've done away with most of the stealthy aspects in this version. u don't even HAVE to hide the bodies as u did in the first part as being discovered could in some missions terminate the mission completely. well..back then Fisher was still a part of Third Echelon.
so i guess that does allow for spray and pray style game-play thus making the game seem shorter.
[Edited by saurabhfzd, 4/30/2010 4:11:13 AM]