I finally finished the main campaign Sunday morning. The story as a whole felt mediocre in comparison to BL2. It wasn’t bad, but just not on the same level as BL2. BL2 you loved to hate Handsome Jack and the things that he did. He was an incredible villain.
BL3 the Twins were obviously psychotic and were essentially self entitled brats thinking they should own the Galaxy. But all in all, they were very underwhelming as the main villains. Troy should have gotten a cutscene or at least something more along the lines of tortured for what he did to Maya. Tyreen for the most part got what she deserved in the end. I don’t think we have seen the last of Lilith. Tannis states during the final scene that “she could die”, but we are left with Lilith having saved Pandora from destruction, and no actual definitive answer if she died or ascended into something greater. And even though the images during the credits show the Vault Hunters sorrow over the loss of Lilith…they never give a hard answer that “Yes, she is dead.” Also, the whole who their father was, was kind of on the nose. Was hoping not to find out until the very last minute, but you saw it coming. And it was kind of a let down. Was almost hoping they would have been kids from some lineage of Jack’s Family.
Personally, the one part of the story that I liked the most, which wasn’t even dialog, but was a visual. The graffiti at Roland’s Rest at the base of his statue. I just found it cool that all the previous VH’s had left some kind of note to Roland. I don’t remember if the same was done on Bloodwing’s statue or not, will have to check the next time I get to that area.
I haven’t gotten to spend a lot of time with Mayhem Mode. But the little that I did…it’s going to be a love/hate relationship. Even on Mayhem 1 on Playthrough 1 it feels like certain enemy types are way over powered. But at the same time I am using mostly weapons that are 3-5 levels below me at this point since I have not found anything better to replace them with. Goliath’s have become my new hatred at this point. They are way too over powered on even Mayhem 1. So much that I actually miss having Slag Weapons.
All of the various enemy types were cool even if just reskins of other types. I will say the Robots from later in the game made me long for the Robots from BL2. They were just more fun to be able to dismantle and eventually take out. The fact that we essentially only had 3 behemoth sized bosses was also a let down. I really hope they introduce a bunch more in the DLC’s.