Release Date: 10/27/2012
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Stickman games were a huge deal a while ago, and they have finally petered out. Clear Vision is a web-based flash game that was ported to phones and is a very entertaining, yet short ride. The mechanics are solid, and the sniper action is addictive. This game really makes you feel like a hitman.
You play as a stick named Tyler Smith who quits his janitorial job and starts hunting for another. He finally lands one as a sniper and takes contracts from random people. The story isn’t all that interesting (or finished), but this short little game is satisfying enough. Each note you get tells you how to kill the person. You get one shot, but it isn’t as simple as just pointing and shooting. There are wind and distance conditions. By hovering over the target you will see how far away it is. Use the scopes numbers to determine where to aim and fire. Once the shot connects you get a satisfying blood splatter and ragdoll physics animation. It isn’t even as simple as just shooting at whoever. sometimes you have to figure who the target it by calling a number you are given or waiting for a clue or body language.
There are a few one-off missions where you are torturing a guy in a car compressor for questions, dropping a poison pill into a guy’s cup, and detonating a car bomb. They are all fun but short. There are 5 different sniper rifles to buy, but you can’t do anything else with your cash which is a shame. There is underground boxing that you bet on, but why bother? You will acquire all 5 rifles before the game is even over. The game has 30 missions and they can all be beaten in under an hour. The story is incomplete thus far with DLC incoming, but for just $1 this is a fun hour to spend. I wish there was more mission variety and maybe the missions be a little more challenging. What is here is just plain fun.