The empty spaces between checkpoints are dull, and the gunfights can be repetitive without a partner in crime. But behind all of its faults, even its painfully jingoistic overtones and its overtly militaristic design hides its true entertainment value.
Despite a short campaign that ends abruptly, we feel there's enough here to award a score based on the content we've played for a few dozen hours. If you have ever enjoyed Destiny or it's sequel, Shadowkeep is absolutely worth a purchase. If you haven't, then why not try New Light for free to see how you fare.
Ultimately Borderlands 3 is a mixed bag. It’s like going to visit my family at Christmas; you jump in the car, visiting those same people that you love dearly and enjoy seeing but it’s still the same long journey and your Dad is telling the same old jokes that make your skin crawl.