I’ve had enough time to process all of the issues with the BL3 story and ended up in a place where I know where I stand on the whole thing in the decision to play Borderlands 4.
I’m one of the people that stopped playing Halo after Cortana was killed off in Halo 4, and I’m not sure if anyone loved playing Halo more than I did, but that’s where I ended up after processing that awful story choice by 343 Studios.
I’ve stopped playing other franchises that I once loved in the past as well, but Halo is kinda my best example of what happens when a game I love goes too far in the “push me over the edge” department.
Game developers have the mind set that they can treat us however they want and we will just keep coming back for more. In this case the short-sightedness of the writers left many players in a bad place in the end. This seemed like a non-issue for the development team. Nobody involved in the creative process of putting it together had the “emperor has no clothes” moment to make an issue about any of it.
Borderlands needs players… players don’t need Borderlands. The game landscape is littered with great titles to play. Did they forget this?
Bad decisions in game development … Just like in every other aspect of life… lead to bad consequences. In this case, fewer players.
So yeah… back to the title. You get it. Just as Halo isn’t Halo without Cortana, Borderlands just isn’t Borderlands without you know who.
I’m just one player… maybe they don’t care. That’s fine too. I’ll find other games to play. Of that I am very sure.
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