I’m a big fan of sniper games. I’ve always admired them and love the more softly-softly-catchy-monkey approach to the genre. I love the thrill of finding a great sniping position and just watching your enemies on patrols, taking them out one by one so as not to alert the others in the area. I love sneaking up behind enemies and taking them out silently with either a knife or a pistol, silenced of course and sneaking on my way. I love trying to confuse the enemy by planting traps or shooting explosive containers or vehicles that not only take out a multitude of bad guys, but also create a distraction. What I don’t like is being forced down a corridor with limited shooting positions and very little in the way of cover or alternative routes. This, unfortunately, was the biggest problem in Sniper Elite II and despite some great set pieces, it felt a little unoriginal after the first mission or two.