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Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 review

To be a Sniper, you need the patience of a saint, finding a great location to scope out your environment, spotting enemies and setting up to take out your target. Then you have to consider the weather conditions, how will the wind affect the flight of the bullet?  Is the sun in my eyes? (Actually maybe not that one).

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, developed by CI Games will certainly test your patience and that’s just in getting the game to load. Having to wait for 4-6 minutes for the game to load is frankly a joke and makes me wonder why the game got released with such a significant issue, it’s a shame more than anything because, in reality, the game isn’t that bad.

You play as Jon North and alongside his brother, Robert, you infiltrate a military base to destroy some nuclear weapons to stop them from being sold around the world, it’s not long before things go wrong. The game fast forwards in time and Jon has been sent to help break-up a separatist movement in Georgia. The story is pretty clichéd and I really didn’t care for the characters.

CI Games have clearly listened to feedback from the fans and moved away from the linear gameplay to bring you the world that you can explore. What I did like was the fact that you don’t have to explore at all if you don’t want to, I could just stick to the main storyline. Of course, exploring gives you the option to discover new parts of the environment, unlock extra weapons and spare parts to craft ammo at your hideouts. Unfortunately driving around in the beat-up jeep was tedious. Despite there being various other vehicles in the game, they were all locked. The map is a pain to use too, for some reason the GPS doesn’t work very well and I often ended up on the wrong road despite being told to travel that way. Thankfully there are plenty of fast travel points to discover meaning you could move around a bit quicker.

Gameplay wise CI Games did a good job. The missions actually felt quite varied, and depending on your style of play you could approach most missions how you felt best, except for the odd occasion where you weren’t able to alert anyone otherwise you would fail the mission. There are three skill trees, Sniper, Ghost and Warrior that you can work up as you play, depending on your style of play will determine which skill point within the three will unlock. For example, the more measured your are in your gameplay will see you earning skill points in the ‘Sniper’ tree allowing you to unlock perks such as being able to hold your breath for longer, therefore having longer to take out your target. The run and gun approach, however, would boost your ‘Warrior’ tree by boosting your stamina and health stats.

I was expecting to find the sniping most difficult than it actually was, during the tutorials you were shown how to adjust your elevation to ensure you would get the best shot possible but ultimately when you hold your breath to take a shot a small marker appears on your target and you have a small amount of time to make sure you press the trigger at the right time. Either way, it’s still satisfying as the bullet flies through the air in slow motion before taking out the enemy. I was impressed with the gunplay throughout, although I often found myself scrambling around for ammo because I had forgotten to replenish my stocks at the start of the mission.

The more you explore, the more weapons you will come across and as you collect more resources you can build attachments and gadgets to customise them on your workbench in the safe houses. The vast amount of weapons, modifications and gadgets are excellent and really allow you to approach every mission multiple ways, if the game didn’t take so long to load all the time I would have quite enjoyed the experimentation.

Visually the game is pretty good, the whole environment screams of Far Cry, of course all of the weapons have amazing detail on them, but then t lets itself down with some poor character models and some areas just feel unimaginative.

Having seen other reviews of the game I noticed a lot of complaints about the fact that multiplayer won’t be getting added to the game until later on in the year, I’ll be honest, I don’t really care. My main concern is the fact that the game got released in the state it did. It’s a shame because of the good points I have already mentioned, if they can get the load time issues sorted out, I’d be more inclined to get back to playing it again. I’d recommend waiting for that to improve before taking the plunge on this one.

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 experiences delays

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Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 has been in Beta for a number of weeks on PC now. Developer, CI Games have been listening intently, waiting for the optimum moment to strike and as the release date looms for this third in the series of Sniper titles, they’ve taken a big decision on it’s release.

After some internal discussions with the development team, a decision has been made to delay the final release by three more weeks. This is to complete some final implementations, based on feedback sent in to CI Games from that all-important Beta.

Marek Tyminski, CEO of CI Games;

We’ve worked tirelessly creating a whole new Sniper Ghost Warrior experience set in an ambitiously crafted open world new to the series. While it’s an unfortunate decision to delay the game one last time, we believe these final changes will result in a better experience for players worldwide on day one. Thank you for your patience – we know the wait will be worth it.

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, set in nothern Georgia, is an open-world first-person tactical shooter. Take on the role of Jonathan North as he’s dropped in behind enemy lines. Caught in the middle of a proxy war and a civil war, North must find and eliminate its intruder, a man with whom he shares a dark past. Explore large open-world maps with dynamic weather with a day and night cycle that actually impacts play and affects your decisions. Customise weapons, equipment, accessories, vehicles and a drone. How you approach the game is up to you and how you utilise the three main pillars of gameplay in Sniper Ghost Warrior 3; Sniper, Ghost or Warrior, the choice is yours.

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 now has a new release date of the 25th of April.

In the meantime, you’ll have to content yourself with some gameplay footage from CI Games.

Look down the sights of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3

Sniper Ghost Warrior is sneaking up on Xbox One for a 27 January 2017 release. The third game in the series is set near the Russian border in the north of Georgia. As an American sniper, you are dropped into the open world of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, which is in the midst of civil war. You decide how to tackle each scenario as you fight not just the enemy but also the dynamic weather and day/night cycle.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Sniper Ghost Warrior 2, particularly the DLC, so this will be top of my post Christmas wish list.

CI Games unveils secret presentation for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3

In Warsaw, Poland, on July 22, 2015, a select group of press and industry members were treated to a 24 minute play through of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, at a special “behind closed doors” E3 presentation of their first triple-A production in the series.

With commentary from Lead Narrative Designer, Jess Lebow, it provides an extended look into the next big step for the Poland-based studio.

After an enthusiastic reception of the demo at E3, CI Games are now gearing up for this year’s Gamescom, and will be presenting a completely new hands-off demo of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 in private, as well as a hands-on demo for the public.

The Sniper Ghost Warrior franchise is CI Games’ most popular, and has sold over 5.5 million copies to date, with the third entry being their first fully fledged triple-A title Featuring open-ended wartime environments, and a non-linear narrative to give snipers the freedom to choose how they execute the advanced missions.

For more on Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, visit the CI Games website, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Lords of the Fallen: Ancient Labyrinth DLC trailer

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The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for CI Games’ hit action-adventure game, Lords of the Fallen, is available to download as of today.

This is the first major content expansion for the title, and will boost characters and the storyline for the popular action-RPG. Players can expect the same challenging gameplay that they experienced from the original game as they take on the long forgotten library that exists between human and demotic realms.

Checkout the trailer below.

The Ancient Labyrinth DLC will cost $7.99 on the Xbox One marketplace, or you can click this link which will take you right to it.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior returns in 2016

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The Sniper: Ghost Warrior series is set to continue on Xbox One in early 2016. CI Games is once again at the helm and they’ve recruited the talent of Steve Hart, the Senior Producer of Sniper Elite V2 and combat veteran and former Marine Paul B. Robinson.

The Sniper: Ghost Warrior franchise is one of the most popular in the CI Games portfolio with over 5.5 million copies sold, so we’re investing a significant amount of effort into the third installment,

said Marek Tyminski, CEO, CI Games.

We’re fully committed to creating a AAA franchise that gamers can rely on for the ultimate first-person sniper experience.

Lords of the Fallen Release Date

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Earlier today Square Enix announced that CI Games’ next generation RPG/Action title will hit shelves on October 31st in Europe.

In Lords of the Fallen, you are Harkyn, the best of the worst of humanity. A convicted criminal, Harkyn is given a chance for redemption. But just as the rulers of the world get close to finding a way to banish all evil from humans, an army of the long-ago defeated god attacks the human realm. Released from prison, Harkyn and his mentor, Kaslo, set out on a mission to stop the war.

In his journey, Harkyn will forge strong alliances and face even stronger enemies. He will learn the true power of the Rhogar Lords – commanders of god’s army. He will even bring the battle to the Rhogar, travelling to the heart of the demonic dimension.

Lords of the Fallen will be available for Xbox One priced at £49.99. More information can be found on their website; http://lordsofthefallen.com or via their Facebook page; https://facebook.com/lotfgame.

Here’s a trailer to keep you excited…

CI Games Unveils Protagonist in Lords of the Fallen

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CI Games has today revealed the first information about the main protagonist in their upcoming action-RPG title LORDS of the FALLEN. In less than a week, the game will be revealed to the world for first time in a live gameplay demo showcasing the advanced combat mechanics and a first glimpse into the story of the main character – Harkyn.

Who is Harkyn? The answer to this question will be discovered by each individual player as they step into the boots of the main character. Presented with the opportunity to develop Harkyn according to their play style, gamers will be able to customize their character using dozens of abilities across three diverse and unique skill trees. Players will uncover and learn new secrets and abilities that will further shift the tide of battle in their favor. Hated and marked by society, Harkyn is the only one capable of ending the long battle of the Fallen God believers and those that have abandoned him long time ago.

Lords of the Fallen is a hardcore action-RPG featuring advanced combat systems and robust class skill trees. Set in a richly created fantasy world where the Gods have failed mankind, players will take on the role of a human named Harkyn who sets out on a quest to stand against an apparently unstoppable supernatural force. Players travel across a world that is deeply divided by those that follow, and others that resist, the Fallen God. Along their journey they will be faced with a series of decisions that will alter both the world and their character, thus dramatically impacting the storyline.

Lords of the Fallen will be presented live at the Electronic Entertainment (E3) Expo in Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 11-13, 2013.

CI Games Tease New XBLA Game – Alien Rage

CI Games, has today revealed the first official Alien Rage teaser which can be viewed above. The Polish studio will showcase its new intense arcade FPS during E3 2013 in June this year.

Alien Rage (previously known as Alien Fear) is a hardcore sci-fi shooter. It has the DNA of the best classical FPS games together with stunning graphics that will provide long hours of satisfactory gameplay. It also includes a rich arsenal of weapons, various firing modes, 21 types of enemies including 8 bad-ass bosses – Alien Rage is true arcade FPS in a big way!

Alien Rage will hit the Xbox LIVE Marketplace later this year

CI Games Lords of the Fallen for Next-Gen in 2014

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CI Games, has today officially announced Lords of the Fallen, a challenging fantasy action/role-playing game with development being led by Tomasz Gop, former senior producer of the award-winning The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings. Lords of the Fallen is a demanding and strategic third-person action-RPG experience being created for next generation consoles and PC, coming in 2014.

Lords of the Fallen is a hardcore action-RPG featuring an advanced combat systems and robust class skill trees. Set in a richly created fantasy world where the Gods have failed mankind, players will take on the role of a human named Harkyn who sets out on a quest to stand against an apparently unstoppable supernatural force. Players travel across a world that is deeply dived by those that follow and others that resist, the Fallen God. Along their journey they will be faced with a series of decisions that will alter both the world and their character thus dramatically impacting the storyline.

Playable version of Lords of the Fallen will be presented live at the E3 2013 Expo from June 11-13, 2013.