One thing’s for sure – this version of Sniper Elite is much, much more forgiving than the original (if you play this version on Easy).
Sniper Elite V2 follows your standard shooter. You play as a soldier who’s job is to go from Point A to Point B while taking out several enemy soldiers – without being detected by them.
The main mode has 10 missions for about five to seven hours worth of sniping. Each mission is pretty much the same as the other missions.
But this game throws in a few ideas – like using noises (such as chiming clocks, thunder, and loud vehicles) to cover your fire, and also checks on your heart rate that can also alter your performance.
The graphics and the controls are good for this type of game, and the inventory screen is much more organized than the jumbled mess in the original Sniper Elite.
But this game came out more than a year ago on the PS3/360, and this version doesn’t have any new features or material. Rehasing really old games from other systems just won’t work for the WiiU; if they make a port of other games, they should get that game out at about the same time as the other games.
Sniper Elite V2 is a great shooting game – but there’s no reason why you should shell out another sixty dollars if you played a previous version. RENT IT.