Right off the bat, I did not play much or give it much of a chance, but that is kind of the point to this review. This game is meant to be precise with even the first screen telling you to use the advanced mill sightings on your sniper scope on any but the easiest difficulty. I happen to know what mill sightings are, but I wonder how much confusion that caused. The confusion for me comes from the fact that the game will tell you how far away a wall in a room is (using a yellow dot and a distance number that pops up on screen), but not the enemy you're lining up in the scope. Mill sightings are used when because you know the distance and compensate for bullet drop accordingly, but if there is no distance then I do not know where to line up my shot in the scope. It's been awhile and I can't remember what distance each mill sight stands for - the game could use a tutorial, after all, who becomes a pro sniper day one?
The game has other realistic elements that constantly override each other. For instance, you want to time your shot with ambient noises like mortar fire so other enemies do not hear your shot. However, when you are lining up the shot, all you can hear is your obnoxious heart beat and trying to listen to when the mortar is fired to time the shot and explosion becomes almost impossible. Every single time I fired a shot bullets came at me from every direction. With all these realistic elements and a good surround sound, I figured I could return fire and slowly take them out, but there was no muzzle flash, the surround was telling me the bullets were coming from behind me in a room without a door and with muddy graphics (something that only bothers me when trying to pick out Na zi gray and brown amongst gray and brown buildings) I could never really see who was firing at me from further away then I would snipe.
And Gamefly? The word Na zi should be allowed - its a fact of life. Idiots.
posted by bigmike420 (MISSOURI CITY, TX) Jul 5, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
yes it is a great sniper game the kill cam is one of the most wiked i have ever seen but it is hard as helI to sneak around unsean u have to take ur time and i am more of a run throw spray and pray baby but the nazis dont drop hardly any ammo i give this a 5 outa 10
I love the kill cam and the skeleton view when you get a headshot or vital hit on the enemy. But there's a ton of glitches in the game and here's a few: for starters there have been a few occasions where I'm about to stealth kill the enemy, he glitches and immediately he's facing me and I'm dead, or I can't stealth kill him at all. Another one is when you try to snipe somebody you may get a headshot but they won't die! I'm no marksman expert but I'm pretty sure if they're not dead, they're a vegetable if they take one in the dome! Lastly when you're in the flaktower the commander flee's nine times out of ten, even if you do everything right! If they do come out with another Sniper Elite, hopefully they test it thoroughly next time!