So who's getting this game when it's coming out?

#1 Posted by mordukai (7150 posts) -

So this game is coming out in the US on May 1st and Eu on May 4th. Just wanted to see if anyone is getting this game.

As someone who played the "first one" and found it interesting but fundamentally flawed I have to say that the demo left me wanting more. I was really impressed by how much they improved the game. The amount of ways you have to take enemies down is really impressive.

Granted the demo has it quirks, mainly in the AI department, but I am hoping this is just due to it being an earlier build for this game.

Anyways, I recommend to everyone to give the demo a try, it out on all platforms.

PS: Steam is having a 10% off on it and if you pre order it you get a bonus "Kill Hitler" level.

#2 Posted by falserelic (5412 posts) -

I probably will buy the game when its cheaper. I enjoyed the demo, but sense Max Payne 3 is coming out the same month. I'm saving up my money to buy that game.

#3 Posted by Enigma777 (6071 posts) -

Nope

#4 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

The demo seemed to aspire to give me multiple approaches but the execution was really bad. You get detected too easily and the AI do not behave like human beings the way they do in Crysis, Splinter Cell or other good stealth games.  
Not to mention that I was sooooooo disappointed by having to run down a street rather than be able to jump from roof to roof and do all kinds of sniper tricks. 
 
So I'll be passing on this one.

#5 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

It's going to be the next game I buy. I'm not sure when I'll have 50 bucks to spend on a game though, may be a couple months before I will. I goddamn loved the demo. Sniping was so satisfying on the highest difficulty.

#6 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

I enjoyed the first one, so I'll be picking this one up. But not anytime soon I'm afraid.

#7 Posted by hbkdx12 (779 posts) -

The sniping is fun but as someone pointed out, you get spotted almost too easily which makes approaching situations with versatility seem non-existant
 
Maybe i went into it with the wrong approach but i felt like if i hit my shots cleanly from far enough away in enough cover that the remaining enemies wouldn't know what happened or at the very least wouldn't know where i was at and although it does happen slightly, i don't feel like they take it far enough. 
 
Instead i felt like once i shot one person that i just needed to commit to cleaning everyone else as quickly as possible.

#8 Posted by Grimhild (723 posts) -

@mordukai: Already pre-purchased. Also, totally down for some co-op if someone wants to get a name/platform list started. I already have a few friends that are getting it, but it never hurts to have more.

#9 Posted by mordukai (7150 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

The demo seemed to aspire to give me multiple approaches but the execution was really bad. You get detected too easily and the AI do not behave like human beings the way they do in Crysis, Splinter Cell or other good stealth games. Not to mention that I was sooooooo disappointed by having to run down a street rather than be able to jump from roof to roof and do all kinds of sniper tricks. So I'll be passing on this one.

That's the feeling I got but then again it's not AC the WWII edition :P. I do with the game would be more open but I think having the ability to move from roof tops to roof tops would put you in an extremely unfair advantage .As far as stealth goes then it's kinda different then traditionla ones were kills are optional. In this one it's really all about stealthing your way to the kill point.

As far sniper trick then you really have a lot of tools at your disposal. it's just how use them. Use your mins and trip wires and dynamite sticks you get. For example. You can position soldiers on top of mines so when they get detected who ever rolls the body, and anyone in the vicinity, is dead. You can put a Tripwire in an entrance to a room, back up and fire your weapon into it and watch the unlucky who runs to you get to do a 180 in the air. Or find the one guy in the group with a grenade on him and shoot the grenade to explode it.

The AI does seem a bit twitchy, which was also present in the first one and I am hoping that would get ironed out in the full game. From what I notice, especially with enemy snipers, that the AI has a general knowledge of where you are. Almost as if the areas are divided into grids and the AI just knows which grid you are on. I did manage to "trick" the AI on several occasions.

Personally I think the biggest problem the demo has is that it's not making itself clear of what the game wants you to do. They kinda throw you in with all these tools and just gives you a very basic training.

#10 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

Tried the demo, really liked the idea, and most of it...but... I think I'll wait. Will probably pick it up at some sale in a year or 2. (not like I'm suffering for something to play either).

Anyway, main issues:

1. As soon a bullet connects, all AI know where you are instantly. And because the demo is extremely linear, you can't use the splinter-cell-like "last known position" very well, as it's rather difficult to get around without getting spotted.

2. There are no checkpoints (at least in the demo). Failing to see the guy you need to snipe near the end, I suddenly found myself back at the start of the mission. Woop? *sigh*. Then I managed to get myself killed somehow near that point... and I didn't really feel as compelled to play through it again.

But, as I said, like the idea.

#11 Posted by hbkdx12 (779 posts) -
@Mnemoidian: Don't know what other platforms it's available on but i played it on ps3 and there are checkpoints. At first, i missed the guy at the end i was suppose to kill too and it restarted at the part where the convoy pulled in also if you pause the game there's a "restart checkpoint" option so checkpoints are definitely there
#12 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

@hbkdx12: Weird, definitely bumped me back to the start of the demo. Anyway, played on PC, would be even weirder if that's why :)

#13 Posted by JacDG (2119 posts) -

I really enjoyed the demo, quite a lot actually, but I'll wait for the review and see if the levels are more open and how much variety there is, stuff like that. I would LOVE a well done sniping game, not sure this is it though.

#14 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

I spent at least two hours with the ~30 minute demo just messing around with the bullet physics.

My proudest accomplishments were a double-headshot and sniping the driver of the the lead troop truck at the end.

I'm definitely going to buy this game at some point.

#15 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@mordukai said:

As far sniper trick then you really have a lot of tools at your disposal. it's just how use them. Use your mins and trip wires and dynamite sticks you get. For example. You can position soldiers on top of mines so when they get detected who ever rolls the body, and anyone in the vicinity, is dead. You can put a Tripwire in an entrance to a room, back up and fire your weapon into it and watch the unlucky who runs to you get to do a 180 in the air. Or find the one guy in the group with a grenade on him and shoot the grenade to explode it.

That's my point though, were you able to do any of this? Not only was the level too narrow and linear to move around, but the enemies spotted you the moment you moved..
#16 Edited by mordukai (7150 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic: I actually I did. As I said before, the demo does a terrible job conveying the player what it can do. Once I knew I could do all those things I figured out how to peel back the various layers. I wonder how the rest of the game is. From going on the official game forums it seems the demo is a small part of the game that they also made short for the sake of the demo. Seems like that particular section will be longer and will be played out differently.

I will agree with you on the AI part. They are very twitchy indeed.

For now I am reserving a full opinion until the full game comes out and see how the fans of the first one will react to it.

#17 Posted by Zidd (1841 posts) -

@Mnemoidian: There were 2 checkpoints in the demo. one about halfway through and one near the end.

#18 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (952 posts) -

Well, looks like my friend who said he'd be getting it twatted out on me. If anyone wants to play some co-op, please add me - xbl "Ron Swanson Jr"

#19 Posted by firecracker22 (537 posts) -

I was really interested in the first one, but by the time I'd even heard of it I couldn't justifiably pay the $30 used price I'd see everywhere...for a past gen game. I was so into the idea of a sniper game, that I've come close to buying Ghost Warrior.

My brother's getting Max Payne 3 for the PS3, and at lower price already....eh, I'll go for it.

#20 Edited by valrog (3671 posts) -

@firecracker22: Do you have a PC? The first one is 1,74 € on Steam right now.

#21 Edited by AstroCow (73 posts) -

I took a chance and got it (on PC) last night. I say "chance" because I didn't really enjoy the demo when I first played it on my PS3. Thankfully, playing on the PC dramatically changes the game (running everything on max settings) and really helped turn an otherwise cardboard looking game into a fairly detail-rich environment. If you take your time, the game is rewarding. Especially when the enemy springs one of your booby traps. There's even an option to dial-up/down the "Deadshot" hits. I'm only an hour into it and I feel like I'm Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell who found a time machine and headed back to WWII.

#22 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -

When it gets cheaper.

#23 Posted by Bollard (5440 posts) -

@firecracker22 said:

I was really interested in the first one, but by the time I'd even heard of it I couldn't justifiably pay the $30 used price I'd see everywhere...for a past gen game. I was so into the idea of a sniper game, that I've come close to buying Ghost Warrior.

My brother's getting Max Payne 3 for the PS3, and at lower price already....eh, I'll go for it.

Ghost Warrior is one of the worst things you will ever play and can't hold a candle to Sniper Elite.

#24 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

It's not often a game comes out with a title that looks like it was ripped straight from a typical LIVE gamertag.

#25 Posted by Th3_James (2577 posts) -

Bought it on Steam. I stayed up till 6 in the morning playing it. I was purposely dying just to redo certain areas

#26 Posted by AstroCow (73 posts) -

@Th3_James said:

Bought it on Steam. I stayed up till 6 in the morning playing it. I was purposely dying just to redo certain areas

Yep. If you have even the slightest amount of OCD, this game will capitalize on it.

#27 Posted by Th3_James (2577 posts) -

@AstroCow said:

@Th3_James said:

Bought it on Steam. I stayed up till 6 in the morning playing it. I was purposely dying just to redo certain areas

Yep. If you have even the slightest amount of OCD, this game will capitalize on it.

I only have OCD for certain games. I love getting the cleanest run I can possibly get.

#28 Posted by Funkydupe (3311 posts) -

Everyone playing as a sniper in FPS games will love it. This game is about sniping and kicking ass.

#29 Posted by X19 (2306 posts) -

It's on my Lovefilm list :D

I have major nostalgia for this level in Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and they made a game based on that style. SOLD!!! or at least rented :p

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