May 30th, 2013
When compared to its predecessor, the new Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is a much favored shooter game. Its predecessor was lacking in AI (Artificial Intelligence) but this new version has got all well covered.
Improvements such as satisfying stealth and great shooting techniques brings in more action to this game. It has got much better enemy AI and scaled-down difficulty, so as to give more challenging and sniping experience to the gamers. You will be playing the role of a special sniper who have to help out his assault team in the hot zone of battles ranging from Philippines to Sarajevo to Nepal.
Well written script brings in the great action vibe in this game. Great animations and stunning visuals have been added via CryEngine 3. For any action game, excellent sound quality is all that requires, and luckily, the Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 has got amazing sound effect that goes well with weapon noises, shouting voices of enemies and other surrounding sounds. Almost every single aspect of this action packed game has been refined in this sequel. This time the Enemy Artificial Intelligence is more cunning. In its predecessor version, enemies and bad guys used to run around mindlessly, but not any more. In this new version, they respond to your fire attacks (by taking cover). Just like real time soldiers, now they are peeking out to know who is shooting at them and then they respond back via return fire. Such dramatic appearance makes this game look more real and less staged.
Controlling devices such as keyboard, mouse and gamepad makes shooting even more enjoyable. On one side, the player may feel a bit difficult to play this game on the consoles as compared to the PC because the later has better accuracy of a mouse, which is the most important considerable factor to reside on. The earlier version of this game had some limitation in the physics due to which, bullet drops were extreme and even slight winds would affect your sniper shots. Luckily, in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, the physics are just right thereby making it easier for you to gauge shots on your own. The newly designed level gives you more options to hide and cover. You can duck behind stone walls and can even crawl under military trucks and trains that gives you a real-time experience of being a sniper.
Along with Pros comes Cons as well. The biggest shortcoming in the Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is the checkpoint system, which saves your mission progress infrequently. The game creates a checkpoint only when you clear big sections of levels. So you may get into a situation where you have to sneak past your enemies and silently kill them and crawl ahead for reaching to a save checkpoint.
The joy of stealth can be truly experienced in this game only. You will be sneaking through different levels and sprint, so as to reach your goal. The best part about stealth is that even if you get caught, your mission will not get terminated. Instead, you can still have a chance to fight and shoot your enemies and complete the battle.
Overall, the Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 makes a good promise over its predecessor and is worth to be experienced.