There is a new trailer out for the upcoming title from Rebellion 'Sniper Elite'. The trailer shows off the stealth mechanics in the game while boasting it's improved x-ray bullet time thingy... (what the hell is that thing called?)
I actually had a blast playing Sniper Elite V2. It was satisfying addictive and sometimes surprisingly tense. I mean, who doesn't love it when you take the shot you have been setting up and the bullet hits a soldier's grenade perfectly. You get a 5-in-1 kill and the enemy are scrambling for cover.
It seems that now they have expanded this x-ray cam to have circulatory systems and nerve systems of AI characters, as well as detailed car/truck engines for when you get that perfect vehicle disable.
The one thing that did irritate me about the previous instalment and I really hope it is fixed for the upcoming game is the AI. Particularly levels with other snipers in it, they were hyper sensitive. You could be hundreds of meters away but if you stand in front of a window for a split second, half of the German army is closing on your position. With that said it was more of an irritation than a game breaking bug. While you feel that you are being punished for nothing it does make you scramble to lay down trip wires, fall back and find a good firing position.
Here is the new video, let me know what you think!