One of the games calling cards is the bullet ballistics that take into account various real life conditions such as bullet drop, wind, distance, etc. Youíll definitely be holding your breath a lot both in the game and in real life trying to make that perfect shot. If you miss, then all hell will break loose and your chances of completing your mission at hand will greatly decrease. Itís a very interesting take on the task of sniping and really adds a sense of realism to the game that many folks are looking for when playing as a sniper in any game.
The difficulty level you have the game set on will really affect the bullet ballistics. In the casual and marksman difficulties you can play just as the difficulty suggests, pretty casually Youíll be able to line up shots pretty much with ease taking as long as you need. When you move the difficulty to Sniper Elite youíll have to take into account so much more. Moving targets, wind and gravity really make you have to concentrate and steadying your breathing will really be key to perfecting those shots. Youíll also have to be very wary about finding a place to take your shot. The game is extremely difficult on this level but for those that master it, the game can be quite an accomplishment for completion.
Another great feature in the game is the X-Ray camera that shows your bullet penetration and kill of the intended target. It can be quite gruesome at times but its oh so cool. One of the coolest things I saw in this feature was the bullet ricochet that takes place after the shot impact the target. Youíll see the bullet come tumbling out the back and it looks really awesome when you hit a second target. Taking out two targets with one bullet is so, so satisfying. You'll notice that the X-Ray cam will remind you a lot of what we saw in Mortal Kombat. So if you liked it there, then you'll love it in this game.