No I've followed the game, they're sticking with their Bourne Identity route even with the stealth, that's ok, conviction is a great game in its own right - it's not what I'm after but it's still good. The problem with it was they used to make a stealth game you could go batshit in, now they make action games that you can ignore stuff in and have that as 'stealth'. They've got body moving back, distractions etc, it's all promising but it doesn't take away from the fact it's an action game at its heart.
When you got attacked in previous SC games, you could hide etc, now you're actually forced by story into killing people in sequences you don't control and loads of bad guys will attack for an ambush, hopefully you can avoid the latter by hiding or something, but from what I've seen and heard they've made it unavoidable in certain places. It's typical action game crap really, not that there's anything wrong with that.
It's all in the game...
Project Spark is here.