I’m taking a friend through Borderlands 1 (and maybe 2 and TPS later). Should I suggest that we play in this order:
BL1, BL2, TPS?
Or BL1, TPS, BL2?
They kind of cross spoil each other’s plots/stories if you think about it. I still lean towards playing in release order (BL1, BL2, TPS).
But the prospect of seeing someone’s reaction to playing in 1, 1.5, 2 order could be interesting. They would see Handsome Jack in a different way than other players. 1.5 would foreshadow to them that Jack is bad, of course, but they wouldn’t see how bad until #2. And I think it would spoil some aspects about Angel, Jack, Roland, Lilith, Mordecai, etc… but it certainly is interesting.
edit: yes, this is similar to the idea of watching the star wars movies in this order: 4, 5, 2, 3, 6 (and 1 being optional)