I can confidently say there is no other game I’ve ever been so excited for and disappointed to the extent I was. It is a good game, yes, but I’ll never like it because of a million different reasons. Here, I’ll summarize because I don’t have the energy to type an entire novel about it. I probably could, too. I should also preface this by saying I played the original since day 1, likely have surpassed 15k total hours on it over the years, and know it from the inside out.
They marketed it as having more loot, but implemented a completely watered-down weapon generation and rarity system compared to the first. The guns are trash and the variety sucks.
Took the crude humor so obnoxiously far the game became dull and annoying.
End-game bosses are monotonous. They turned it into raid boss style garbage from MMOs.
The characters suck compared to the first, and they destroyed said original characters’ personalities in their involvement with the sequel.
They screwed up the story in a lot of ways.
Viable builds are too similar and aren’t fun.
Randy Pitchford and Gearbox as a whole are grade-a trash.
Mass marketed the Hell out of the game and mainstreamed everything about it to appeal to everyone and their mother.
The fans and community turned to **** after its release.
The company got arrogant and greedy because of its success and suddenly tried to act relevant.
**** Gearbox and everything after Borderlands 1. They destroyed Duke Nukem and Aliens as well. I’m glad Battleborn crashed and burned. B)
I thought I’d like it and I tried to for a long time, but it’ll never happen.