I just had an idea to ask about everyones favorite areas in BL2 and why not other BL games too. It can be a full map or just a part of one. It doesn’t matter why you enjoy it but some sort of explanation or backstory would of course be nice.
I think it’ll be interesting to see which areas people like this far down the line and why.
I have several areas that I really appreciate but I’ll just start with one for now:
- Hayters Folly
Pirate DLC honestly starts a bit dull in my opinion. Oasis has recycled music and while the pirate bases are good the whole area around them is just a barren boring waste of space. Then you get to Wurmwater which is actually exactly the same deal except for the recycled music part. And then you go to Hayter’s Folly. The aesthetics caught my eye on the first go and I’ve liked the place ever since.
I don’t actually visit there often. There’s nothing to farm if you don’t want a 12 pounder (which is a fun weapon) or you somehow enjoy fighting Gee. The mobbing part of the map is very limited actually. The worst part is that a major part of the map is that area with Skags spawing on top of you and then they take forever to actually come down so I often end up just skipping a lot of them.
But the visuals are so very unique and after the first 2 maps of Scarlet’s it’s pretty striking. The map is very beautiful with all the water and crystals and the usual pirate-style platform structures. It’s an area that I rarely go to outside story completion and perhaps that is one reason I appreciate it so much as it’s a rare treat for me. Also as a player who listens to games musics I have to say that the theme is also spot on in this place. Makes me wish the combat version wouldn’t exist at all.
Shoutouts to Wam Bam Island as it has a similar vibe. Obviously some major differences and it has some unique things too. I might make a separate entry for it later. It’s not going to be my next one however.