So GBAtemp, to snipe, or not to snipe?

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Apr 28, 2012
  1. Sterling
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    I've been looking forward to this game for awhile. I played the original, and the rip off "Sniper: Ghost Warrior". I have to say, sniping is my favourite FPS pastime. :D So tempers, to snipe, or not to snipe, that is the question.

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    Don't snipe me, Bro!
     
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    The sniper rifle has always been my weapon of choice ever since Goldeneye on the N64, love the thrill of the snipe.
     
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    Jeez...what's with all the camera following the bullets bull(et)shit? Bullet time was cool in Max Payne and the matrix, but if it's with EVERY FRICKING KILL you make, it gets gimmicky fast.

    [sarcasm]Using a machine gun must be swell in that game. And multiplayer even more ("everyone in the server wait up...we've got to show a fatality deathscene to some camper").
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    Personally, I've never been a fan of sniper rifles since playing CTF-Facingworlds back in Unreal Tournament (on most servers, I was the only guy who did all sorts of controversial stuff like trying to get to their base and take that flag-thingy).
     
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    Hell yes man!

    It won't happen every time. It only does a bullet cam when you hit their vitals. Also, sniper rifles are great support, but players never use them to their full potential. One of the reasons I love some FPSs is because snipers not only make a great back row support, but also a first rate infiltration unit. There isn't anything that provides a greater satisfaction than sneaking up on an enemy and humiliating them from behind. :)
     
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    Pre-ordered Sniper Elite 2 last night on Steam for the extra 2 sniper rifles and the bonus mission :)
     
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    What do you mean "only"? It's a sniper rifle! A shot can only do 2 things: 1) miss 2) pierce through skin, tissue and bone.

    Selfgratification is another reason why I don't play those games anymore. Not only can't you just walk from point A to B without being killed unless you check 523 possible sniper spots, but the guy who sniped you think he's the one humiliating you when he shoots you in the back.
     
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    I loved the original version and have been watching the remake progress. The only thing that is stopping me from grabbing a copy right now is that it is online co-op only (the original had splitscreen).

    In some ways I would have preferred a more modern one or perhaps something that little bit newer (I quite liked line of sight- vietnam back when) but given the alternatives of Snipers (just no) and sniper: ghost warrior (I agree the original is pretty awful as a sniper game which means it is then pretty awful as a game although ghost warrior 2 is looking like it might be worth looking at).

    Failing that the sniper mechanics in games is getting better (far cry 2 did itself proud and many others are doing pretty good even if they do not have the levels for it) so I might not have to look to dedicated games too much longer.
     
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    "Vitals" as in organs... You won't hit an organ THAT often.

    If you're playing a competitive FPS, you SHOULD check all your corners. You should know where you could be sniped from. I think you're mad from being sniped too often...
     

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