Borderlands 3 Review – The Real Time Killer
A Whole Lotta Shootin'
Borderlands 3 does that Rage 2 failed to do and has set the benchmark for what a looter shooter game should be about but it comes at a cost of story and the random shooting and killing though is fun, seems repetitive after investing hours in the game
Borderlands 3 is certainly the biggest entry in the series and everything about it has been blown up than ever before. Borderlands 3 seems like it wants to define the looter shooter genre, there is plenty of loot in the game and you will never be without a gun or some other form of weapon.
Weapons are one of the biggest highlights of Borderlands 3, with all the arms and ammunition having a distinct personality which is given to them by their manufacturer. Each gun acts and behaves differently, there isn’t much to differentiate them it does make looking out for something new a rewarding experience and something that will keep you going.
Missions and boss battles are amazingly crafted and you will witness that from the first boss you encounter, it not just enough that you need to shoot the boss until he is down but every boss you face will have you thinking and switching cover from time to time with minions being troublesome which add to the intensity of the boss fights.
When it comes to graphics, the developers have used this cartoonish style which always seems fresh from the very first Borderlands to its current installment. This means that throughout the different iterations of Borderlands, the game still manages to keep a hold of its aesthetics. As you progress further in Borderlands 3 you will have the chance to visit other planets as well. These new planets offer contrast visuals when compared to Pandora and a change in scenery works to its benefit.
The dialogues and jokes can be funny but sometimes it feels a bit overdone, you’d rather wish to have some characters shut up before they finish what they intend to finish, but ignoring this every other character in Borderlands 3 has a strong and definitive identity which helps you differentiate between them.
It has to be pointed out that this version’s bad guys Calypso Twins, Troy and Tyreen do not stand up to Handsome Jack. He has a more believable character while these two seem hollow and even pointless at times. Handsome Jack had a purpose to his actions and you could not help but hate him, the same cannot be said about Troy and Tyreen which is a bit sad though.
When you begin Borderlands 3 you get to select one of four different characters, and depending upon your play style you can go for either of these characters and then continue to build them up as you wish or you could even respec your character for a minimal fee.
Borderlands 3 is fun but it does not hold on to your attention as Borderlands 2 did, this is mainly due to a lack of better antagonists. You will still have a ton of fun, and it is advisable to play along with your friends as while reviewing this we found it to be much more enjoyable with a friend or two rather than just going alone.
Borderlands 3 is able to pull out perfectly that Rage 2 misses a lot, with amazing environment the game takes you into the world of fast-paced action with a little touch of magic, thanks to Amara. I felt a little low on the story, but that doesn’t matter because I am the FL4K shooting down everyone in my path. Borderlands 3 is a fun to play the game, with outstanding gameplay it is a time killer. Continuing the Borderlands Saga, the third edition is highly upgraded with tons of new things in it you will regret to ignore.
Borderlands 3 is developed by Gearbox Studios and published by 2K Games and is available for PC, Xbox One and PS4.