I labeled this version superior in my review title because, compared to the first version of this title to me thats what it was. I gave up on the first one because I found it impossible to distingish the enemy from the scenery, in time to keep from being killed. They will still kill you, quickly in this one too if you dont get them fast. But there improvements Sniper2 over the first, the enemy is marked for quick finding, you have help from your partner in the game ( Spotter ) to keep you from being over-welmed. The only thing I can think of that would have made this version better would have been some grenades to help out. All in all I hated to see it come to an end in a way, I loved these type of shooter games. Thanks Game-Fly for a worth-while rent and I really thought long and hard about keeping it and I probably will but it in the future, but not this month anyway. Thanks Billy in Samson
I downloaded the demo and saved myself a wasted rental. The mechanics were about the only good part of the game. Sniping felt very smooth. However this game was built on the CryEngine3 and it felt like I was playing a PS1 1999 game. There were so many corners cut when it came to texture and animations that it made the game feel very cheap and rushed or that the developer did not care at all. Game immersion is a balance of all components and the visuals are one of the bigger ones.
Visuals: The graphics were pretty good, the environment was very beautiful, and even the brushes move when you walk through them, something I always found lacking visually in other FPS games. The only problem I had with them was that I thought the framerate was a little too sluggish in my opinion, roughly 20-25 frames per second.
Gameplay: Gameplay was fairly decent, the controls felt a little sluggish, but seeing as you didn't really need to do any fast-paced shooting and moving (at least you shouldn't) this wasn't a huge issue for me.
Story: Let's be honest with each other here; the story isn't the greatest. Sure, it has it's merits from time to time, but after half-way through the second act it was starting to feel predictable, something I'm not a huge fan of. Another thing I didn't like about the campaign was that it felt shorter than other FPS games, I think I knocked it out in about 4-5 hours.
Overall, I felt it to be a decent rent, but I wouldn't recommend buying it.