I’ve Been Sniped!

Every so often in life, the unexpected happens.  Sometimes good – sometimes not so good.  The tale I have to tell is about a certain video game that I was not expecting to like.  I’ve come to realize that I have become something of an Xbox fan boy lately.  (My friends at Theology Gaming University group on Facebook have commented that it may be because Xbox games have more of a western “flavor” as opposed to the Japanese designed PlayStation.). Because I am a member of Xbox Live Gold, I receive “free” games every month.  Last month the free game on the Xbox 360 was something called Sniper Elite 2.

Sniper Elite 2 in action

Sniper Elite 2 in action

I downloaded it and played through the entire game.  I could not stop thinking about and playing the game!  I played it through on Easy mode and then started to go through it again on a harder level.  I never do things like that!

Here’s why I like this game:

  • I can take my time
  • The game is as stressful as I allow it to be
  • Super slow motion bullet time
  • Super X-Ray vision effects

When I take my time and set up the right shot, the game rewards me by going into slow motion.  I watch the bullet spiral through the air.

This image brought to you by the new CAPTURE feature on Xbox One

This image brought to you by the new CAPTURE feature on Xbox One

Then as the bullet gets to the target, the game shows an X-Ray of where EXACTLY he has been hit.  Bones break and organs are destroyed.  Kind of disgusting but it appeals to the little boy in me that loves gross things!

As a result of the free Sniper Elite 2, I immediately got excited about playing Sniper Elite 3 on the Xbox One.  Fortunately Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition recently was released and I purchased it on Amazon.

Me and a friend playing co-op.  This poor guy perished standing up!

Me and a friend playing co-op. This poor guy perished standing up!

Also, I discovered that there is a version of Sniper Elite 2 for the Nintendo Wii U for sale on Amazon and I picked it up for less than $15.

A handy map on the Wii U gamepad

A handy map on the Wii U gamepad

So I have a lot of sniping  to do.  This is a great game series!

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