Posted: May 25
Lets make first things first: This game isn't so bad at all, if you have no expectations.
If you really want a good sniper game, go one with Sniper Elite V2 and the following ones.
However, if you play through the levels it feels like this game can't decide what it wants to be. A stealthy sniper game - like you would expect from the name? A common military FPS shooter? In the end, nothing of this feels right as it should.
In the stealth missions it's hard to stay undetected. Even if you really try - the so-called KI spots you 10km far away, they raise the alarm immediately and you don't have a chance to turn it off. You shoot with a silenced weapon? Everyone else in a distance about 20m seems to be aware of that shot.
Nevertheless, in the levels you play the opposite side you just try to go in like Rambo. The recoil of the assault rifle is rediculous. I couldn't get a clear shot with it and mostly died because my character seems to be the only target for the enemy while two of your KI-friends stands around and shoot everything that moves. That makes it nearly impossible to play it on hard (for the achievements).
I don't mind neither the linearity of this game nor the invisible walls. But the controlls and the gameplay itselfs are so bad that I didn't mind to play forward anymore.
You can get it very cheap out of a bundle? Feel free to buy it, but don't pay the whole price for it. It's not worth it.