Sniper Elite V2
Sniper Elite V2 surprised me with how much I enjoyed it when I first played it on the PlayStation 3. Having a go at it on the Wii U reminded me of why I thought it was such an enjoyable game. That’s because it’s difficult and requires a lot of sneaking around and strategy for progressing through its levels. It makes sniping fun by lining up targets and adjusting for distance. The only real issue with the game is that some of the levels aren’t the greatest and the kill cams grow tiresome after a while.
I still greatly enjoy playing through the game on the Wii U. It looks good, plays well, and I like using the gamepad to quickly switch guns and use accessories. Plus, even though it has a few rather dull levels, there are still plenty that create a good atmosphere for a player taking the role of a sniper during World War II.
It’s also fun to set a trap by placing a mine next to a dead enemy, then tossing a rock to attract nearby enemies to the location (see first two minutes of the video below). It provides for an explosively good time! For a player who needs a shooter that’s a little less action-packed and requires taking it slow, this would be a good selection for them.