You would struggle to find a bigger fan of Borderlands 2, I completed it multiple times on every difficulty, something that isn’t generally me as a gamer, one play through then I’m done until the DLC, 2 however was a different beast entirely, completed it on normal and went straight into True Vault Hunter mode, completed that and straight away hit Ultimate Vault Hunter mode, which I completed to its fullest.
So before 3 came out they released a DLC for 2 that bridged the gap between the two games, rather than just playing this DLC I thought right, to really get my juices flowing I’ll play through 2 one last time with all the DLCs resulting in the new DLC, also not on 360 this time, with the settings maxed out on my new PC, which I did.
Did I burn myself out before 3 came out? Possibly, or is it just an inferior game to its predecessor? A lot of what made Borderlands great for me was missing at the start of 3, namely the Badass Ranks, little tiny steps forward between levelling up, I loved them because you always felt like you were getting better bit by bit, 0.7% accuracy here, 0.5% damage there but still progressing bit by bit. With 3 this is missing completely until you’ve completed the game, however the achievements still pop up “Kill 25 of 25 Skags” pops up, however doesn’t actually do anything at all.....Also in places 2 was hilarious, it was genuinely funny, however 3 tried to recreate this but instead found itself being disastrously unfunny to the point I cringed so much in places I had to turn the sound off,
So Borderlands 3 was my most anticipated game in years and ended with me 10 hours in thinking I just can’t be bothered.