This guide is designed for all snipers who wants to step up their game. We are actually making this guide in the same way we'd do a very own personal diary ; based on several months of gameplay, we are writing everything here.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Sniper Elite V2 did everything it could to make me hate it. It starts by showing you stealth, and how awesome it's bullet cam is, and teaches you how to play the game.
Then it follows it up with a second mission that is impossible to stealth. The only thing the game shows you up to that point is stealth so you think "This game is broken." and honestly, yeah it is. The stealth in this game is broken, it's not "non existant" it's just not possible to do in the second mission (and other missions). So I put down the game because screw it. It's not fun.
About a year later I returned to Sniper Elite V2, and said "Screw it, let's just beat the game, get some achievements and never play it again." I threw the game on "Cadet" and I decide to give it one last shot.
I'm glad I did. Sniper Elite V2 is a horrible stealth game. But it's a fun "sniping" game. You don't play this game like you would play the epic Call of Duty Modern Warfare Sniping level. You instead play it like you play the rest of the call of duty levels. Yes you can stealth many parts of the game, but it takes forever and often one misstep brings everything down on you and you'll restart. Instead the minute you misstep, say "Screw it" and go out gun blazing. In fact this game has a REALLY good sniper set up. The player has quite a few tools at his disposal, the Sniping is challenging but fun, the ai does remember where they saw the player last (Which means you can move and then snipe who ever comes looking) and there is a really good level design work here.
And the kill cam. Dear god, the kill cams are amazing. For a five year old game, watching a bullet penetrate an enemy from 100 miles away in a unique way every time is weirdly glorious. The bullet travels, the air manipulated around it until it penetrates (And yes penetrates is the right word) into a body, moving through vital organs until it exits. It's a glorious moment and while it's over done a bit, it's exciting at least 75 percent of the time, and probably closer to 100. It's just an absolute exciting experience especially when you pull off that 400 meter shot, or you successfully nail the perfect shot.
So does it make it a good game. Well that depends. It's not a great military shooter, but it is a VERY fun sniping game. I really prefer it on the easier difficulty, and the game feels broken once in a while, or unfair. But the game makes up for it in visuals, and that feeling when each mission's plan comes together. It COULD be better, and it's not perfect, but it's worth a play. I don't know if I'd pay the full 20 bucks for it, but for 10 bucks or less it's easily worth the money and time to play through it.