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GF Rating
6.3

1023 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Rifle Enthusiast

posted by semperfi1shot (SAINT PAUL, MN) Jul 14, 2014

Member since Jul 2014

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

If I can only let you into my nervous system to know how I truly feel.

Let me just start off by saying this game has a lot of potential, sniping feels smooth and the x-ray kill cam is a blast! But that's about it... I've never been so anxious to hurry up a strategic/ stealth game in my life! Don't get me wrong -- I absolutely love these kinds of games, but as for this one, it felt incomplete and almost as if I were playing a beta of some sort.
There are a lot of glitches and bugs that come with endless frustrations such as enemy snipers have plasma rifles that shoot through cave walls and enemy AI are mindless when you want immersion, then they are precisely trained elite green berets when you miss one shot and "need some leprechaun luck".
I was excited when I herd that this piece of work was non linear... But I just wanna say this game is a non linear game like diet soda is a healthy alternative. One of my biggest/ minor problems I faced was when I tried to slide down a 5 foot hill like a pro and my character somehow twisted his ankle and shot himself, It's not a big deal but it gets a little annoying progressing 30 min into a game of realistic mode only to find that your shot point average higher than NFL players is afraid of heights.
As for the story... Its like watching a bad HBO

Pros: X-Ray Kill Cams - Didn't have to buy it (gamefly)
Con's: Bugs & Glitches - Drunk AI - A not so Linear Game - Current Gen Graphics - Unoriginal Story

Since ps4 doesn't have a prestigious selection, it wouldn't be a bad choice to x-ray some faces off in SE3, certainly isn't unplayable, just frustrating at times. 6/10

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fun Ride

posted by NeoNamurai (DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA) Dec 17, 2014

Member since Oct 2007

Great game overall. I wish they had pushed it further in a couple key points but definitely worth playing. Impact physics are a little odd at times but the x-ray/slo-mo shots are very very cool. At some points I thought the maps were a little too expansive and the field should probably offer the ability to climb higher and reach locations with a more expansive vantage. The realism of the experience makes this one totally worth it but I wasn't exactly motivated to collect all items in the different maps. Honestly, I didn't want to spend hours looking through every single dwelling and hiding spot in the game to find playing cards or boring notes nor did I want to search every single killed soldier to try and track down gun upgrades there were far less about upgrading and more about trading off stats. I used standard parts through the whole game on medium difficulty but didn't feel complelled to go back for a second right. Best advise I could give, rent it, enjoy it, send it back.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Decent?

posted by MAUIMAN (MADISON, WI) Dec 5, 2014

Member since Jan 2011

This game will grab you then it can become frustrating, maybe it could be a likeable game for some people............or maybe not!

Terrible game!!!

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