When Sniper Elite V2 shines, it shines bright. But the 3rd person combat (when not using a Sniper Rifle) is highly frustrating in moments you need it not to be. Also, the game leads you to believe you can employ a stealth method, but will often blow your cover by having an enemy sniper magically appear down range, or having one enemy soldier suddenly spot you, in cover or not. The kill-cams are something of beauty for fans of gore, and can be incredibly rewarding after taking time to prep the shot (assuming you play the game with physics and wind enabled). The story is your basic "nothing really goes according to plan" type, but it's not enough to detract from the overall fun. After all, we all came for the headshots, right?
posted by thepaynekillers (STATEN ISLAND, NY) Aug 14, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
Sniper Elite is a fantastic shooter, especially with sniping. 505 games did an excellent job at pinpointing the wind obstacles, to go along with the bullet drop effect. However, the gun mechanics for the secondary machine gun aren't the best. Sometimes, you don't really get the feel that you're aiming at the correct spot. Also, the enemy AI tend to snap around a whole lot, causing you to readjust your sights often. This can be annoying, especially when playing on a hard difficulty, where both wind and bullet drop effects kick in. But, overall, the games graphics are great, there are not many loading screens, except for when loading the level itself, or just a cutscene, and the way the kills themselves are portrayed while using a sniper rifle are pretty awesome.