People hate the Twins, and Ava, but, really, their character and personality types are, in our real, actual world, a pretty accurate summation of millennials and streamers, minus the ultraviolence, cannibalism, psychopathy, murder, and Godly Siren Powers.
YouTube and streaming are far and away the most popular form of viewed media now, and those streamers and youtubers (aka the Twins) ARE watched by millions (billions?) of millennials (aka Avas).
Kids and teens and young adults nowadays ARE spoiled, entitled, technology addicted, glued to devices and needing constant distractions and entertainment, trolling people online or in real life because this tech-addicted, instant gratification society of ours was never taught patience, delayed gratification, or how to properly deal with emotions.
(I realize I am doing some pretty sweeping generalizations here and I of course realize not every young person nowadays is as I described, but no one can deny there are PLENTY of them out there)
In many ways, comparing Borderlands 3 to past instalments is like comparing YouTube and streaming to old movies and tv and all those other old platforms and whatnot now going obsolete.
Production value has gone out the window, style has trumped substance, any dummy with a phone can make a movie, anyone can stream their most banal and boring feelings out to the entire world literally anytime.
Major characters killed off for literal shock value with zero emotional meaning just to grab more views / generate controversy?
That happens in modern TV alllll the time.
People now would rather watch 90 1 minute short, random, zany YouTube videos than 1 90 minute, super well written / produced / directed / acted film.
Maybe, just maybe, when we mock Borderlands 3, we are mocking our current world that the Borderlands 3 writers have so accurately held a mirror up to.
In my humble opinion, they certainly have captured the modern zeitgeist and paradigms.
Maybe we are all just Typhon - old, bloated, irrelevant to the current modern hipsters.
The times, they are a changin’, to quote some old fuddy-duddy or other.
Please (calmly, politely) discuss.
EDIT: This isn’t the Borderlands we need, this is the Borderlands we deserve.