Archive for May 9, 2012
If you’re one of those who are looking for a really good sniper game, you don’t need to look any further. Sniper Elite V2 sets the standard for this genre and it’s a high standard, with bullet drops and wind velocity will this game give you the true sniper challenge. Of course this is a setting you can choose if you like, but you can also use a more simplified aim with just the bullet drop or nothing at all (just like in cod). Which in my opinion, take the fun out of the game, but it’s a smart choice if you think of all those who just want to take the shot without any “obstaclesust like in cod)g at all (Just like, but allenge, of cous”.
The story take us back to 1945 right before World War 2 ends, and you’re the one who’s supposed to take out the V2 rockets filled with deadly nerve gas. But it’s not like you will just be sent off to the launch site and the factory, just like the in the history do you have to locate the places with some actions during the gameplay. As if this isn’t enough do you also have to save certain peoples and kill certain people, the resistances you meet vary depending on the difficult setting you’ve chosen on your enemies. But the really fine thing here is the fact that you can use trap mines, land mines and dynamite as traps so you easily can get through, you can also throw a stone do mislead the enemies away from a door or another place you want to reach undetected. I’m not sure wetter I need to mention this, but stealth is a huge part of this game. Especially since the enemies are very deadly on short range, but you will also meet enemies with sniper rifles as well so be sure the check every open window and openings in the ruins.
The weapons you unlock through the first play through will be available for you throughout the rest of the game, even if you start a new campaign will you have the options of choosing your favorite weapon. The traps can’t be picked up if you have deployed them, this is the one thing I found as a minus. The reason for that is that I occasionally was to fast on the bumper so I deployed a trap when I was supposed to do something else. It’s not a big deal as there are a lot of traps lying around if you just look hard enough, and the fact that you can loot the dead enemies means that your ammo, traps and grenades will get refilled.
The graphics in this game are amazing, it’s like Rebellion have really made the effort to create a great looking game. There is of course a thing or two who might have looked better, but the overall impression is great. I really love the x-ray kill cams when you get a headshot or vital hit. Just the looks of the skulls cracking up or the vitals get penetrated by the bullet is another great example of how detailed and well made this game are.
The co-op part in this game gives you more challenges to overcome with your friends online. I have to say that the choice of just having a 2 player co-op instead of an 8 to 16 player multiplayer is probably the smartest move Rebellion could have done, as I think that more than two would have ruined the online experience, at least for this game. The game modes you have in the online part are: Campaign co-op, Kill Tally, Bomb Run and Overwatch.
- The campaign co-op explains itself, but I think it’s a great way to go with a game like this.
- Kill Tally is more or less like “Horde”, where you have to hold off the hordes of enemies as long as possible.
- In Bomb Run are you supposed to gather parts for a vehicle with your partner so you can escape the place.
- Overwatch is my favorite amongst these modes, and if you’ve heard the word before combined with some sniping do you know what this mode is about. You or your partner is the sniper while the other one is the spotter and have to do the objectives for that mission while the sniper keeps the area clear of enemies.
You can also play co-op locally, but since its online will both accounts need to have the gold membership.
Conclusion: This is the #1 sniper game I’ve tried, and it’s a new way of playing shooter games.