Summary: The appeal of the World War II shooter faded long ago. Medal of Honor, Battlefield and Call of Duty now look to contemporary war zones for inspiration, while other shooters look toward the future ( Syndicate ). Sniper Elite V2 comes with a twist, however: What if you could snipe Nazis in the balls? Tantalizing, I know. Sniper Elite V2 is the perfect meeting point between shooters today and shooters a decade ago.
Excerpt: Sniper Elite V2 won't serve us well in any video game violence debate. "Honestly, games are wholesome and culturally important!" we'll cry as a slow-motion bullet rips through a Nazi's liver. The big addition to this sequel of a 2005 original is a preposterous new killcam that activates every time you land a perfect hit. Think VATS from Fallout 3, only with more gruesome anatomy.
I Once Did A Guy From 1000 Yards Out. Rifle Shot In High Winds.
3 June 2012
Conclusion: Great sniping and robust multiplayer do a lot to offset the awful non-sniping sequences which there are far too many of. Rebellion and 505 should stick to the rooftops if they revisit this series.
Conclusion: When the dust settles on Sniper Elite V2 though, it’ll likely be remembered for those X-Ray kill animations and little else of note. Your level of enjoyment will be almost directly mapped to how entertaining you find the visual spectacle to be, and - for me at least - it was perfectly good fun in short bursts. Not the best shooter of the year by a long stretch then, but certainly nowhere near the bottom of the pile.
Conclusion: Concept: Combine visceral x-ray bullet damage with solid WWII sniping to satisfying and wince-inducing results
Graphics: Macabre sights like blowing off a rival sniper’s fingers are detailed with sickening degree of love
Sound: Sustained violin notes and lots of repeated German dialogue
Playability: Bullets colliding with invisible barriers and inconsistent pacing can be frustrating, but lining up shots just feels right
Entertainment: Watching the devastating carnage a...