Launching a major new release on Valentine’s Day strikes us as a shrewd move – the high streets and supermarkets we visited yesterday were far busier than usual.
If you were lucky enough to receive either For Honor or Sniper Elite 4 from a loved one, then you’re in for a good time – both seem to be going down well with critics.
Reviews of Ubisoft’s online-focused melee hack and slasher – which has been likened to a fighting game, thanks to its nuanced combat system – are starting to filter through now. Attack of the Fanboy opted for a 4.5/5, calling it “one of the most visceral multiplayer experiences in video games”, while Cheat Code Central went for a 4/5. “The multiplayer is extraordinary, when it’s working properly” they claimed, suggesting that Ubisoft needs bring the servers up to speed.
It seems to be business as usual for Sniper Elite – it’s another sturdy shooter, but one that’s lacking when it comes to story and character development. The AI has been improved greatly this time round though, plus melee combat now has those gloriously grizzily slow-mo X-ray sequences.
Scores for the UK-developed shooter include 4.5/5 from Windows Central, 8/10 from GameSpot and a 7.75 from Game Informer. “Sniper Elite 4 is a well-rounded experience that delivers on multiple fronts,” said GI.