That's not to say that this GameCube version is superior -- in many ways, it's not. Ubi Soft's Shanghai team definitely cut some technical corners in porting the title to Nintendo's console, and the results are visible, but not necessarily obvious. Splinter Cell on GameCube is still a very pretty game and every bit as fun as it ever was. In fact, thanks to the new gameplay polishing and Game Boy Advance connectivity enhancements, it might even be just a tiny bit more fun for some Nintendo gamers, myself included. Is it less pretty? Sure. But for those who have no other gaming alternatives, you could certainly do a lot worse. The porting business is a tricky one, and we're glad to see that Ubi Soft pulled this project off with enough grace to put us in awe of Mr. Fisher all over again.