Late to load this up, even though I loved Sniper Elite 4 and played it quite a bit. Dropping into this was like putting on an old glove that someone turned into power armor. It feels so good but man it’s a LOT more deadly. There were times in SE4 I struggled, so far (map 3) I’m not having any problem from default. I really should restart with a higher difficulty.
I had a long laugh on the second map as I worked my way around to the back of the chalet. I shot a sniper out of a small tower with a room below and stairway going up to the snipe spot. From there I shot out the speakers for the alarms. Then I sat around the corner at the top of the steps with my quiet sidearm and must have killed 20+ enemies right there as the rounded the steps at the top. That made the subsequent run through the chalet a breeze. There were a few moments like that in the first game but I remember the AI seemed to handle them a bit better with grenades, etc. Then again this is the second map.
Those of you further along or finished, does the game difficulty progress a bit in play or should I restart with something a bit tougher? Like, tougher enemies, more timed patrols, more alarms raised, etc?