Ok, so I’ve seen a few topics on here about difficulty of BL3, and rather coincidentally I’ve stopped playing BL3 for a bit to play and eventually finish BL TPS.
So my gaming credentials. Been playing games for over 30 year, I’ve played a mix of games of all difficulties, but Im not a masochist, so you wont find me doing a soulsborne 0-hit run. Have completed BL2 with 2 chars @ lvl 80, BL3 with 5 chars @ 53.
So don’t call on me to be an expert witness at your borderlands debate trial, but I know some stuff.
Summary - BL3 is a quantifiably easier game than both BL2 and TPS in NVHM.
Case in point, I’m rushing through the campaign on TPS, and perhaps 1/2 way (don’t know as I’ve never completed it) just installed Felicity into the constructor.
I’ve only done story missions and currently I’m vastly underlevelled for the current mission. I’m 20 and its punting level 24 enemies at me.
And i’m getting spanked. I find myself pingponging between fight for life and some life.
The enemies all have skulls on, demonstrating they are too powerful for me and is acknowledged by the spanking.
Contrast that with BL3 , whereby I was able to do story only and smash Tyreen at about level 30-32. Only had a difficulty with Agoniser 9000, but that was more to do with my gun setup, beyond that it was smooth sailing, no overlevelled characters no regular pinch points of death.
So yeah BL3 seems to be the easiest of the lot.