This game feels like a dungeon crawler with MMO bosses, and I LOVE it! It’s a little buggy, sure, I’ve had to fast travel because my game sound died and had an NPC caught on a fire barrel (which was hilarious), bit overall this game is amazing. The combat feels a lot smoother than previous Borderlands games, sliding and mantling are great mechanics, and I love the new manufacturer gimmicks and enemy types, with dense spawns that make the combat feel intense even if it’s not as difficult as I’m used to since I’m spolied by OP8/10.
I’m currently doing a solo 100% playthrough and coop story missions only playthrough, and digging Amara as my character and Moze as my partner. I’m also trying not to spoil anything but I’ve seen some things, and some stuff. The story so far is intriguing, mysterious and exciting, and although the villains don’t have the charismatic charm of their predecessor and our favourite psychopath they have a truly terrifying evilness to them that even Handsome Jack would have been in awe of.
I’m loving the scenery, this game is so aesthetically pleasing! Each area I visit is somehow more beautiful than the last, and the enemy designs are just as pretty as the different biomes. I do get a little lost at times, these maps are huge but the 3D minimap more than makes up for one of the biggest navigational issues BL2 had. I love finding hidden trinkets, this game has more emphasis on exploration than previous titles, and certain areas having different levelled enemies rather than all enemies on a map being scaled to the same level is a detail I absolutely love.
My first impression is that this game is not what I expected. It’s more, it’s better, it’s more betterer. I only hope that the endgame lives up to the legendary content that Borderlands 2 spoiled us with. So far, after having opened a vault already, I’m not even remotely disappointed. Except for that spoiler that I want so badly to talk about but can’t yet because most people aren’t that far through the game. 11/1 GBX bang up job so far!