I literally could not get into any other FPS for quite a while. With each borderlands release it happens too (I sink hundreds of hours into each Borderlands, barely play anything else, especially FPS). Only in recent years have we had anything to compare with the options/magic of Borderlands. Some more successful than others. Destiny got loot right and some stuff better than Borderlands. And with all the content now, Destiny is something most Borderlands fans should try or check out the 2016/2017 reviews for.
Mass Effect Andromeda has been quite appealing too. Lots of ways to make progress your own way. Buy, loot , research and develop weapons/gear, all kinds of action skills to mix and match. But it’s a LOT of RPG as well. More than Borderlands or Destiny for sure. More like Fallout 4, but probably even more RPG than that. That said, I play Mass Effect Andomeda like Zero.
Battleborn, I have to squeeze into a different category of game. FPS. Gear (but not weapon looting). I enjoy it, but it’s a different feel than Borderlands.
I went back and played Bioshock Infinite as it came with xbox gold or something. I ended up playing it like a melee rush Zero.
Fallout 4. I ended up enjoying that a lot. It’s got a good loot system. I kind of played it like a cloaking zero or like the autotarget action skill from prequel. Because I used the VATS system a lot to pause time and oneshot guys a lot with my legendary Deliverer pistol.
Running theme. You can see how I now judge and play every FPS according to Borderlands.
Playing Halo series since Borderlands 1 has been odd. Halo always messed up the playlists, in my opinion. I like vehicle ctf, especially on blood gulch. Or I like playing coop (and they didn’t matchmake coop). But, the way the game handles weapons and enemies bothers me when coming from Borderlands. I like seeing shields/health bars so I know if the gun I’m using is making a dent and how much. I like being able to keep a gun from one scene or map to the next, especially really good ones. I like random guns with random stats to experiment with. But Halo makes you have to detach from your guns. It’s got good action. Great story. Terrible gun/loot system IMO. If I could play it in a Destiny or Borderlands style way it’d be amazing. I know the irony is that the Destiny guys made the original Halos. But original Destiny didn’t have the same greatest story feel to it. It tended to be kinda dry and unexciting. But the Taken King really helped Destiny along.
Last major FPS I’ve played as of recently is Doom 2016. That was an amazing title. At some times it felt like Metroid. Most times it felt like classic Doom. But it also had was to improve all your weapons and gear. And choices/toggles on your gear. Fantastic title. And it had lore if you wanted to learn more about all the things. Doom kinda forces you to get in for gory melee kils in order to recover health. So I probably played it like a melee Zero too. haha. But I’ll go with super soldier.