gamers (43%) found this review helpful
This game is not worth the time to rent, definitely don't buy. Even if you live to do sniper games, don't touch this.
Audio because this is the most important thing after the graphics. Everything in the game except playing the game is loud. I had my TV set for the standard sound level of any games, and wanted to turn it down. At least until I get into the actual game. In the game itself, it was quiet. Very odd thing and points to the developer did not give the designers enough time to actually finish the game.
Graphically the game is alright, trees look like trees and so forth.
Control, well control is where the game actually sinks itself. Now think about this, a sniper always braces their rifle, takes a deep beath and holds to fire. In this game you don't. Take a knee and the rifle wiggles all over, standing and the rifle wiggles all over, there is no difference.
At the easiest level and perhaps higher you get a handy indicator of where the bullet will go. This handy little indicator is small and looks exactly like the center of the scope, yet it's not the center of the scope so you never adjust for wind and distance. Something a sniper always does.
So moving on to the actual controls, they are pretty darn bad. After the fact the rifle always wiggles on you you are given control of your character, but sometimes they just move you to where you need to be. Which brings a question up, why? I mean why not either, give no movement control and actually make the rest work, or not take away control.
Not that it really matters, the rest of the control is basic and doesn't really make a difference anyway. Toss in the simple fact if you don't do it right and they shoot back, which is almost immediately, you can't tell where they are shooting you from. You and another sniper walk up to a camp and stay there to shoot. Stupid, and moronic apply.
posted by Shartybridgez (SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA) Mar 19, 2013
Member since Feb 2012
gamers (33%) found this review helpful
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.