Sniper Elite III - Now Playing

We take a longer look at the new Sniper Elite III, and see how many random body parts we can realistically shoot off. Join us, and call out where you want to see them get shot!

Discussion

59 comments
Dirk_McHardpeck
Dirk_McHardpeck

Looks awesome. I loved Sniper Elite v2 so here take my wallet Rebellion Software. But I do have two really important questions:

One, why aren't my game nights with friends this funny? 

And two, Chris, when can we expect a new episode of The Gun Show? Answers I'm willing to accept are limited to soon, tomorrow and now. ;)

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

God Dammit Butters! you dont shoot guys on the balls!

TEFUKAM
TEFUKAM

I play today and it is amazing game =)

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

I heard the ball-explosion physics are slightly more realistic on the PC than the consoles.

runningman5ksmak
runningman5ksmak

looking pretty good cant wait to get the game on Monday should be fun

rew0lf
rew0lf

Still streaming?


BuBsay
BuBsay

Maybe it's just me, but I really detest tagging mechanics in stealth games, completely defeats the purpose of being stealthy if you just know where everyone is all the time.

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

Ah...  more invisible walls (poor mapping)...  sad.  C'mon Rebellion!

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

Can you scale and mount most environmental elements?  That was maddeningly sparse in V2.

bowinkle82
bowinkle82

can you change the camera angle to zoom out a little? the current one and the running style reminds me of gears

neur0sis
neur0sis moderator staff

Radios bleed all the time, Shaun.  Music is LIFE.

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

Not to be a jerk, but...

Guys, Karl is OSS (the CIA didn't exist formally until 1947)...  He's not part of the British "Desert Rats"...  just seemingly attached to them for this mission set


Sorry...  I know, I'm "that guy"

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

Wonder how different the current gen console version will be from the last gen version?

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

I was so disappointed by CI's ENEMY FRONT...  please SNIPER ELITE 3 be good!

Hmmmm...  so the weapon wheel pauses the action?  That's different than V2... 

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

I wish the x-ray killcam could be turned off...  it's unneeded and not an authentic sniping experience.

Side note:  I think it's funny how headshots are prized in these games.  Again, not authentic sniping -- center mass folks 

TomSwift0622
TomSwift0622

In the previous versions, what happens when you shoot them in the leg or arm?

phillybro806
phillybro806

I'm hoping this game turns out good. This is the only game coming out anytime soon that has my interest.

TomSwift0622
TomSwift0622

The early reviews on Metacrtic aren't too bad. I'll probably turn off the kill cam but the tactical elements and open environments look really good.

TomSwift0622
TomSwift0622

The early reviews on Metacritic aren't too bad. I've never played this series before and I'll probably turn off the kill cam but the tactical elements and open environments look really good from what I've seen so far.

themc_7
themc_7

lol they get me every time. Now Playing, is actually not yet playing. come back in 7.5 hours

chris120379
chris120379

Is there any hope for this game being any good?

Dareitus
Dareitus

@battlefront1943 IGN gave it an 8.2 . The reviews are fairly sold as long as you like stealth shooters / sniping. Generally speaking, if V2 was your thing, than 3 is just what you're lookin for

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

@BuBsay Agree.

It (tagging) was certainly added to many games to aid people who have no patience, but to reward tagging with trophies is ridiculous.  Making a situation easier through artificial means deserves a trophy?  Another element that I'd love to turn off.

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

@bowinkle82 If it's like earlier games, the view is fixed.

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

@TomSwift0622 If I remember correctly, in SE1 enemies will usually fall and call out for aid from an arm shot (although it might sometimes kill).  In SEV2, most arm shots will put an enemy down, but they might get back up, call for aid (they can be healed), or fire at you with a handgun.  

themc_7
themc_7

@chris120379 I think it'll be good. They've taken the best of 1 & 2, and they've added some new mechanics(That frankly, I can't believe weren't there before). I mean come on, they're only just now added the relocate feature? It was annoying in the 1st 2 games where you were detected as soon as you fired a shot (without masking it with an environment sound)

TomSwift0622
TomSwift0622

That's too bad about the kill cam option. ok, thanks for all the info, I appreciate it

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

@themc_7 @battlefront1943 @shadowkiller11 @chris120379 Yeah...  invisible bullet-killing walls all over the place (the library level is terrible with this), Karl sometimes without input decides to stand from prone on his own (not good in a stealth shooter), respawns of cleared enemy areas triggered by forward movement often emerge from thin air (last level is a joke with this), and stealth kills are sometimes trigger events for enemy alerts (V2 level)...  this negates the very reason for stealth.

SNIPER ELITE was a great game...  SNIPER ELITE V2 isn't.  It's far better than the SNIPER GHOST WARRIOR series, but that's not saying much.  So wanted V2 to be good...

I hope 3 is good, but I don't have a lot of hope -- they seem more obsessed with X-ray killcams than genuinely good gameplay.  *fingers crossed*

Currently playing SPLINTER CELL BLACKLIST and hoping Rebellion has been paying attention to good stealth games.  I really want a great WWII sniper game!!!