This thread is about me rambling aloud, and based on almost 0 information on Bl2 and 1, wondering about the unfavorable comparison between Bl3 and its predecessor.
Feel free to pitch in and enlighten me!
I think we could agree the story of Borderland 3 is meh… Actually the DLC, while much shorter obviously, are somewhat more engaging… Mostly, I thinkk, because the underlying theme / story is more interesting, engaging and believable that the Calyspo twins story and … Ava!
At any rate, I don’t mind it. Bl3 is my first Borderland, Inspired by the enemy psycho on the posters, I had low expectation for the story… and was pleasantly surprised by the fun game play.
Now, on youtube I stumbled on a lot of video where they say, allegedly, Borderland 1&2 was so much better… And, well, I fear this might be a sensitive topic that mostly attract deeply partisan response… But, without having played it, but just inspired by the general aesthetic of the game and fun fact like claptrap being an important characters in Bl2 I somewhat doubt that Bl2 had a deep and meaningful story…
Perhaps though, it had a more engaging villain… The Heist DLC had interesting lore bit about Handsome Jack… Personally I quite liked Queen Tyreen, I was a subscriber of her! But I can see she was quite lowly rated by many other viewers… And Ava was another low point.
To summarise, maybe it all boils down to:
Bl3: has Ava (bad), has irritating excessively puerile youtuber: bad.
Bl2 has (allegedly magnetic) Handsome Jack: good.