Sniper Elite 3 didn’t receive a very positive reaction for WeView. It seems as though if you take away the X-ray bullet cam you’re left with an average game which can be a little too easy at times. The online co-op, which sounds like its redeeming feature, is even plagued with technical glitches.
We’ll kick things off with the positives for Sniper Elite. Colmshan1990 said the “Killcam in 3D is amazing” which made for a good use of his 3DTV. He later went on to say “in short bursts it’s fun”, although conceding that Sniper Elite is “an average enough game”.
In contrast to others Youles really enjoyed the game, admittedly not as much as Sniper Elite V2, “but when you ramp up the difficulty it really is a great, challenging and incredibly rewarding game”. He also thought the co-op was brilliant, but was let down by “the amount of small glitches, in particular the sound ‘going’ and leaving you stuck in breathing mode”. One glitch left his player frozen after “one of the later levels on Authentic difficulty”. As you can guess he wasn’t pleased.
Jag was also a fan of the online multiplayer saying “The co-op does feel really good” but they found themselves to be less patient when playing with someone else. Other than the co-op they thought there was “a good time to be had…with a decent campaign”. There was even more love for the online co-op with Bunimomike saying that “the genuinely enjoyably thing about it is that it feels like a breath of fresh air as a co-op game when you look at other offerings for friends to enjoy together”. It certainly is something different when compared to the likes of Destiny.
Tactical20 was rather short and sweet about their time with Sniper Elite 3 concluding it had a “short campaign with boring levels & boring enemies”, and also adding it was “glitchy as hell too”. Wonkey-willy also found it to be “riddled with bugs”. They were quick to point out the “really dumb AI”, and poor weaponry on offer explaining that they “couldn’t hit a barn door with the mp40 so spent most of the time using the sniper rifle even in close quarters”.
Lastly we have Philbert8 for whom Sniper Elite 3 “felt like a game of yesteryear with a paint job”. Although it was “still enjoyable enough” it was “nothing of greatness”.
Now it’s down to the all-important votes. In total there were 6 votes for Sale It, and a single vote for Avoid It. Certainly not a great result for the game. So there we have it Sniper Elite 3 should only be considered when on sale, or you might be left feeling a little disappointed. There’s some enjoyment to be had with the coop and gruesome bullet cam if you can overlook the glitches.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that The Last Of Us: Remastered topped the WeView poll, so we’ll be taking a look at that in tomorrow’s article. Replacing it in the pole is The Swapper.