I’ve been trying to quantify this for months.
I play BL1 and 2 all the time, I really like replaying them , it’s still a challenge and fun to beat my own expectations again and again.
BL3, I just don’t feel like it. I go back when a new DLC drops, but I don’t have the desire to create a new character and play through again. I’ve done it with 10 characters and that’s enough, vs. 158 characters and counting in BL2 . I’ve already one-life’d the game, and that was easy. I can already do most stuff (except the guardian TD cuz of the jumping) at M-10, so there’s no challenge.
ANd I think that’s it right there. Challenge. The guns in BL3 a so danged good that it takes away my desire to replay. With my Light Show and O.P.Q. and Transformer I just don’t die. In the previous 2 no matter how well equipped I was I still get killed and still take some brainpower, vs. simply mashing a button, to survive. And before someone says it, yes, I could choose to not use the best gear I can find, but my brain doesn’t work that way, if the game gives me power-gun XXXX, I’m going to use it.
If they keep giving/selling new DLC I’l be there moment one for each. But straight re-playability just isn’t there for me.
And to be really clear, it ain’t cuz I’m some expert player. I’m a middling’ good old man player, it’s just that BL3 is, um, easier than previous ones.