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06-27-2017

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

During one of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3's early missions, a covert agent refers to protagonist Jonathan North as a "badass killing machine." It's meant to be a compliment, one that reaffirms the player's role as the sole arbiter of change amid the chaos of a war-torn Georgian countryside. But after completing the game's 26 core missions, I can't help but feel like it's the most insincere piece of dialogue I've heard in a video game. There's nothing special about North, just like there's nothing badass about Sniper Ghost Warrior 3

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is dull. It's a boring open-world shooter stitched together with half-baked gameplay systems and incongruous storytelling. The game sets out to explore the concepts of "brotherhood, patriotism, and betrayal," but instead stumbles for a dozen hours, falling back on by-the-numbers narrative beats and flaccid shooting. 

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