What with my review being a bit later than most, you've probably read a bunch of other reviews about the game already, with most reviewers pointing out key flaws in their time with the game. So before I even get on with the good side to this game (yes it has some), I'm just going to come out with all that is broken in the game and get all the negativity out the way first.
The second big flaw is the fact that with this game being all about sniping and planning out your attack ahead of time, why the hell you can only do so from a limited area away from where you plan to attack is perhaps the biggest fault of all. Take for instance the mission I recently uploaded onto YouTube called Blockout, a mission where you have two buildings facing each other, with both more or less on top of each other. My plan was simple, scan the area with my drone, then scale one building to wipe out all enemies and complete my mission. Watch the mission closely though and you will see even though I'm feet away from the other building, enemies only pop up onto my screen when I'm on the roof once I pop the drone out again and get a bit closer. Before the video began capturing I had done the scanning of the area from a cliffside just outside, so all enemy targets should have been visible both inside and outside of the building the whole time. This happens all the time, and it can be annoying if the area you are trying to attack is a big one, as you think you've cleared an area of all bad guys only to run in and mop up collectibles to find one guy around a corner you either missed or the game just decides to forget you had already spotted him.
The place where I've had fun I guess is just me making up my own adventures, exploring the world on offer and just shooting many things in the head in the best way I can. I enjoyed the open world feel of games such as Far Cry 3, and this game is pretty much that but in a very budget title way. Sure it has faults, but loading up at a safe house and going out into the big bad world taking out outposts and saving dead behind the eyes civilians has seen me lose a decent amount of hours to it.
What the game gets right is what's in the title. You feel like a sniper and a warrior, cleaning out areas and exploring vast (yet pretty lifeless) lands for all that they can offer. Picking up crap along the way that you can put to good use on a workbench back at your safe house for items you will need as you work your way through them all. I mean you can also buy these things with cash you earn via a weapon cache also found at the safe house, but where is the fun in that? Along the way, you will unlock pointless skills with skill points you earn, and also new weapons and gadgets to play with, so the game also has all of that too.
Overall: At full price ignore this game if you expect value for money back, as it just isn't there, and Sniper Elite 4 offers a much better package when it comes to both quality and being a sniper (way better kill cams). If a budget Far Cry 3 sound likes fun to you then you might enjoy this though. Just hold off till the price drops a bit though, as at full price this just isn't worth it.
Fun if you not expecting too much from it
Feels great planning your attack and pulling it off when the game decides to load up your spotted enemies
Loading times for each area are 5 minutes or longer
Enemies going missing when walking a short distance away from the area
Story is as dull as watching paint dry