posted by tenaciousdk86 (NEW YORK, NY) Mar 14, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Just read Mattr25's review and I'm not sure what game he's playing but it doesn't sound like the same one I am. I agree that the audio and visuals aren't the best out there, but they're not terrible. As to the little red dot he talked about, you get that on the easy and medium difficulties but not the hard (which I'm playing on and actually gives you a pretty authentic sense of sniping). Now yes, in real life if a sniper is taking one shot they will adjust the elevation and windage on their scopes according to the conditions, but when quickly taking multiple shots at varying distances and windages (affects of wind change depending on your direction) you have to physically adjust your aim, which is how this game works. The red dot shows where the round will strike in relation to your point of aim (the center of the crosshairs on your scope) I.e. if its a long range shot and wind is blowing from the left your round will impact down and to the right. The longer the shot and stronger the wind, the more adjustments necessary. Pretty realistic and rather easy with the red dot. Try it on the hard setting with no help. I agree that sometimes I was annoyed by the lack of directions while on a mission, but if you pay close attention your allies often tell you verbally what needs to be done and it actually makes you search like a real sniper would have to using your binoculars or scope. As to the crosshairs moving on you, there is a HUGE difference in scope sway between standing, knelt, and prone and yes you do have the ability to hold your breathe for shots (though the effectiveness varies depending on you current heart rate). realistic. Controls are fine and the only time you don't have the ability to move is when you set up overwatch with the .50 cal. Again, realistic. I do wish you had the ability to pick up enemy weapons as sometimes more firepower than your suppressed .45 would be useful, but I guess the developers intended on stealth being the games main objective.
It was auto saving the whole time. i got to the second act. turned my xbox off and the next day there was no continue option or chapters unlocked. I played through it again, got the the second act, saw the saving icon multiple times. Turned it on the next day, nothing. Wack.
posted by spartanz27 (BAKERSFIELD, CA) Mar 14, 2013
Member since Jul 2010
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
honestly i wasnt very impressed with this game. played on medium beat the campaign in like 5 hrs tops? maybe less. i dont know. campaign was too short, generic story, multiplayer isnt done well. 2 maps one gametype. the graphics on the rifles were done well i think but everything else seemed shotty. the voice acting was lack luster. 90% of the time i couldnt tell the main character apart from the spotter. if you are extremely absolutely bored you can rent it.