At one time, Borderlands was not only an action packed epic adventure, but also a humorous game. It broke up much of the serious bits with some well placed humor that kept the game light hearted and fun. The same goes for Borderlands 2. I don’t know about the Pre-Sequel as I didn’t play that one. Borderlands 3 is the same way, except this time around, I’m not really finding it all that much funny anymore.
Let me explain. Borderlands 3 so far has been a terrific loot-based action shooter. It has some of the best gun play out there right now and story line isn’t all that bad either. In fact, it’s the serious bits that I’m really enjoying. Who doesn’t love a good “saving the world” story?
Not only that, all of what made Borderlands great is still there. Tons of loot, grand locations, a great variety of enemy types, and did I mention the loot? There’s a reason why even after completing the game that players keep coming back for more and that’s how addicting it is to find rare loot in this game, especially due to the sheer number of loot available. It’s almost impossible for two people to find the same exact item.
So what’s the problem?
The humor just isn’t there anymore or at least what’s supposed to be funny just isn’t anymore. Maybe I’m just older now or my tastes have changed, but much of the so called funny moments just fall flat. Even my kid who is a teenager now didn’t really find many of the jokes that funny. Claptrap who is supposed to be the comic relief in many circumstances just comes off as highly annoying. Much of what I find in Borderlands 3 is what I consider toilet humor – poop and fart jokes. That’s not to say there aren’t a few funny moments, but they’re few and far between now.
With that said, I still think Borderlands 3 is a worthwhile game to play. It’s still really fun, both as a solo player and with a group of people. It’s just not funny anymore.
What do you guys think about Borderlands 3? Let me know in the comments below.