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The sniper class is the one class that most players have a love-hate relationship with. The sniper is a one-man army, a badass in stealth and precision. They know how to cover their flank and patiently wait for the rare and perfect opportunity to eliminate their most wanted target. However, the sniper is also a Rambo, believing he or she can run out into the open and accurately snipe anyone who dares to peek their head out all because they carry a one-shot, one-kill weapon—that is, if you're playing that one particular game with perks and quick scoping and salarians and whatnot. Over time, snipers have been heavily misrepresented. It's not so simple sniping a target 2500 yards away considering many factors like wind speed, breathing, gravity, and your bladder. Most games, though, are lenient and won't include the finer details of sniping. Sniper Elite V2, however, does focus on sniping techniques, like recognizing wind speed, stamina, and precision. You play as a US sniper in Berlin during the end of WWII and work your way towards discovering a German V2 rocket program, all while playing cat and mouse with enemy snipers. Yes, this is your chance to be almost like Vasily from Enemy at the Gates. Not for the run-and-gunners, Sniper Elite V2 emphasizes stealth and carefully timed shots.
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. You fire your shot and the camera whizzes along with the bullet, then shows a cut-away of your adversary's innards as they tear apart. Pleasant.As ridiculous as it is (and, yes, it is utterly ridiculous), it's an oddly satisfying payoff for your sniping proficiency. As the name might well suggest, this is a game that does sniping wonderfully, painting it as a tense and skilled process that's more about readying yourself for the perfect shot than actually pulling the trigger.Set during World War II, and in the aftermath of the first Sniper Elite, V2 leads you through a life of subterfuge as you sneak and deceive your way around enemy-infested cities and baddie-riddled factories. Missions tend to unravel in an established pattern: creep your way in, snipe some targets, sprint and blast your way back out.My advice? Resist the urge to play on a low difficulty setting.
Gore hounds are easy to spot. We're the ones that clap when a horror movie slasher tears into its teenage victim or laugh when some poor sap's head explodes into pink mist in a first-person shooter. Sniper Elite V2 is a game for such sadists, with some of the most grisly kills I've ever enjoyed in a game. Luckily, it's a pretty capable World War II sniping game to boot. Sniper Elite V2's standout feature is the slow motion, Mortal Kombat-style x-ray kill shots. Watching a bullet blast through a Nazi's rifle scope and the eye peering through it is a brutal and satisfying reward for lining up the perfect shot. Watching testicles explode and skulls shatter may be a bit much if you're a little squeamish. I consider myself wholly desensitized to video game violence, but some of these kills made my stomach twitch a bit. That being said, they never got old. When you're not trotting around in third-person, you're staring down your scope. Your trusty rifle feels like it should; leading shots, compensating for bullet drop, and holding your breath are all part of the game's entertaining attention to detail. If that level of realism isn't appealing, you can adjust the settings if you prefer the bullet to land in the middle of your crosshairs each time. My main complaint with sniping is the rare occasion when your bullet is deflected by an invisible barrier.
There are many challenges that await the virtual sniper. Infiltrating an area undetected, stalking your prey, and acquiring an uninterrupted line of sight--the tension of the hunt. Picking off targets, moving to a new position, setting traps, and evading your enemies--the thrill of the chase. Taking aim, calculating distance, slowly exhaling, and squeezing the trigger--the release of the kill. The satisfactions of sniping are many, but Sniper Elite V2 serves them up inelegantly, making it an uneven game for those who love the long shot. Like its predecessor, Sniper Elite V2 is set during the closing days of WWII. You're an American sniper sent in to stop the Russians from scooping up Nazi scientists. Naturally, things don't go as planned and you have to improvise. The story plays out in nicely acted voice-overs and perfunctory cutscenes, providing a decent backdrop for your missions. The solid level design makes good use of the setting, as bombed-out buildings and barricaded streets provide lots of nice hiding places for a lone sniper. Unsurprisingly, PC players get a much-better-looking version of ruined Berlin, enjoying crisp details and lovely skies while Xbox 360 owners deal with softer, more muted visuals.
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