Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own and not necessarily representative of any other Borderlands fan, so please feel free to agree or disagree with my editorial.
There are a lot of us here who feel that the Borderlands series of games are the best series of FPS games EVER, and we just want more of that experience. Our prayers will hopefully be answered when Borderlands 3 is released, and Gearbox’s newest game, Battleborn, might satisfy us temporarily, but what we really want is more of the same stuff that attracted us to Borderlands in the first place:
- Lots of LOOT, GUNS and GEAR!!!
- Huge campaign maps.
- Lots of missions, both story and side.
- Great bosses dropping great loot.
- The ability to farm for better loot.
- Excellent system of health, shields, command mods, and grenades.
- Excellent leveling system.
- Lots of humor.
- Great skill tree system allowing for customized builds.
- Great mood music.
- The ability to play BOTH co-op or solo mode!
- Oh, did I mention, TONS of loot, gear, and GUNS!!!
In my opinion, this is the recipe that has made Borderlands such a great game. I know that the story is also an integral part of that recipe, but that is what I want to discuss here. I would like to see Gearbox release a completely new game, with new characters, maps, and STORY LINE, that would utilize the magic ingredients that make Borderlands so appealing to the majority of us.
The engine is already done, but changes have to be made in order to make the new game a new and different experience, much like I expect will happen with Borderlands 3. The engine should generally be the same, but just much more up to date with better graphics and more reliance on GPU power than CPU power, which, if I understand correctly, is the reason that frame rates suffer so badly during really intense action.
The original Borderlands had a quirky beginning…it had the feeling of a cowboy story taking place in a galaxy far, far away, and then the story and settings evolved in an odd way. Personally speaking, I would love to see a new game that starts out in the far distant future with ultra high technology everywhere, a huge population of humans and aliens alike, providing us with an entirely different “feel” than Borderlands. The art work, instead of being full of rocks, dirt, broken buildings, etc. (like Borderlands’ post apocalyptic look), would be just the opposite - very clean environments, new structures and vehicles, and no remnants of history past.
This is just my opinion. What do YOU think? What would you like to see in a new game? Or do you think that Borderlands should be left as the one and only game of its kind?