« I can't comment on how it compares to the others in the franchise but the humor is about what it's always been (according to my colleagues). I guess that means it has always been bad. I think fans will feel right at home OR like they've outgrown literal toilet humor.
This game feels like it was written my immature middle schoolers who think erections & poop are the funniest things in the world. I'm positive that Borderlands 3 thinks drawing a penis in the bathroom stall is the pinnacle of comedy.
Here are some literal things I've heard in Borderlands 3: "get good or die," "like, subscribe, and obey," "That's right, I'm talking SEX STUFF." Some will argue this is meant to be ironic but what exactly is the commentary here? It's not funny or smart. It's just corny & cringey.
Some will argue that Borderlands is a great game to play with friends but just because you're having fun with your friends does not make the game good. I can have fun at Applebees but the food is still bad. (My apologies if you like Borderlands AND Applebees)
One side mission involves helping a Medic who's also a rapper that keeps offering you his mixtape. There's a rare weapon called butt plug. Seriously, the humor feels procedurally generated with internet buzzwords, obvious capitalism/war jokes, sex, and a lot of poop.
The way this game approaches sex jokes reminds me of when kids find sex to be this gross, outrageous, hilarious act because they've never had sex before. At one point you're asked to shoot a character it a dick and when you do it says "DICKED" on screen.
BTW if all of my complaints "sound awesome" to you or are "exactly what [you] want" then cool, this may be a game you love. Personally, I think it's trash & not the good kind of trash. I've liked plenty of basic games but #Borderlands3
has no value to me. I do not recommend it.
Swinging back to clarify some things based on some responses I’ve gotten. This is a twitter thread. Not a review. Reviews take far more time & energy than this. This is just my opinion & anyone who plays a game can have an opinion on it. 🌸 »