View Full Version : OT: Has anyone tried Sniper Elite?

04-26-2006, 04:15 AM
Has anyone tried the game Sniper Elite?

04-26-2006, 04:36 AM
I did.
Some nice touches but generaly crappy graphics.

04-26-2006, 05:12 AM
Search for the demo, it's not that big and will give you a fairly accurate impression of the game. I liked it so I went out and bought a discount copy but have hardly played it after the first few levels. Still, there's a good sense of satisfaction when you nail a double headshot from 500m http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The game models bullet-drop, wind, heart rate, abstract level of concealment, etc. but ultimately can't get away from its arcadey feel, even at full realism settings. The slo-mo headshot cam was done ages ago in Max Payne. There are a few nice touches which contribute significantly to the replay value: you can aim for the leg or the torso for a non-lethal takedown. The target will drop and start yelling for help. While his buddies arrive, you can zero in on the hand grenades on his belt and then just as Johnny Warbucks tries to lift his comrade to safety, boom. Each level can be completed in one of many different ways although they usually fall into one or both of two categories, either running-and-gunning with SMGs, or, as the name suggests, using patience and stealth to snipe from long range.

It's obviously not in the same vein as SHIII and maybe for that very reason it's worth checking out. You know, it's good to take a break from the old iron coffin every once in a while http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

04-26-2006, 08:08 AM
Its a great game for the first few levels but ultimately becomes quite samey.

I dip in now and again and always enjoy the game when I do.

It has a good atmosphere and recreates the feeling of being a lone sniper and the final days of Berlin really well.

04-26-2006, 01:23 PM
Is this kind of a sniper version of CoD2???

What nationality does player play as???


04-26-2006, 01:29 PM
As an Amrican in a German uniform. The gameplay is more like solo Hidden and Dangerous 2.
And your voice is.....kinda....depressed. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif