In hindsight, "solid" may not have been the ideal word to describe Sniper Elite 3 when I was talking up Ian's last video, despite Dan's reasonably positive Sniper Elite 3 review, because if there's one thing the game often lacks it's the polish associated with AAA releases. Then again, sometimes the bugs bring the charm.
It feels as though a solid Sniper Elite game has been sneaking up on us for a while, dragging itself quietly through the long grass of slightly shonky game design in the direction of something that might not fall apart when you lower the scope. And then, wham! Like a bullet in the testicles, Dan reckons Sniper Elite 3 is pretty good.
A sniper's lot is presumably a lonely one, up on a hillside or deep in brush somewhere covered in camouflage gear and trying to avoid needing the toilet. But thanks to the internet it needn't be. Ian is going to be online at 5pm BST / 6pm CEST sharing the experience as he plays through the first 90 minutes of Sniper Elite V3 live on YouTube. Join him to see how Rebellion's latest squares up ahead of its release next Friday.
Sniper Elite's ghoulish X-ray kill cam returns in Sniper Elite 3 with 1080p next-gen testicles. This was the scoop with which our man Mike Channell returned from his interview with Sniper Elite's head of art, and let it never be said he buries a lede. See the interview and the first gameplay from the anatomically correct sniping adventure in the video below.