Posted 3 years ago
Sniper Elite 3 had many different reticules for your scope to choose from.
Sniper Elite 4 has only one for each rifle. Some are halfway okay-ish. Some are kinda horrible to use on longer shots with wind and bullet drop. (Of course, we're not using the aim assist)
So I would really appreciate the unlockable custom crosshairs to come back. Something to work towards besides the often rather questionable upgrade challenges and general XP.
And if they do, well, as most of them are in black, they become kind of useless if what you're aiming at is equally black or very dark. Like in night missions. The same goes for the wind-gauge at the top of the screen, and while not seeing much of the reticule can be compensated for, not seeing the bars of the wind gauge forces you to take your aim off and aim at something bright - since wind is only displayed while in scope view.
The same problem was present in SE3 - and as it was suggested back then, why not make a simple one- or two-pixel white outline around the wind-gauge and the crosshairs?
Far as I understand it, that'd be a few clicks in Photoshop, then replace the existing graphical asset with the new one via patch. And it wouldn't bother anyone in light environments, but would make both reticule and wind gauge stand out on dark backgrounds - which is kinda important for people playing the game with wind, bullet drop, but without the aim assist.
(And I really have to wonder by now, if anyone ever really play-tested the game on harder difficulties without the aim-assist, as some many glaringly obvious issues hampering your enjoyment of actually aiming yourself - in 2D or 3D - seem to have been missed. And as several of these have already been present and reported in Sniper Elite 3, that's twice in a row.)