Well evaluating return value is an individual thing. You are not going to decide if people “get their moneys worth” simply because perception and individual entertainment are key factors in that decision and people will most likely put different weight on different things.
I started out on PC and I suffered from micro-stutters and real bad performance even at the lowest settings wich made the game look like a potato. This was double frustrating because my wife with almost the same PC set-up played it at ultra with 80 FPS and we couldnt figure out why. So my “fun” was already greatly diminished simply because I was unable to snipe, playing a melee chaarcter was impossible and my ingame performance suffered a great deal resulting in yet more frustration.
Would I have started on a console this would ve been even MORE infuriating but you can pile more on top with BL3. Your console crashing out of the blue? Losing your save files for no reason? Take your pick.
I cannot even begin to understant the patience and resilience many people had by going though that simply because I didnt experience it. Telling them that they “got their moneys worth” would simply not be my place and I wouldnt have the right to make that statement.
So…you simply cannot make that statement but maybe you mean something else?
Obviously Borderlands 3 as a computer game has a certain product value. Gearbox put it at 60 bucks which is pretty standard at this time and age. I agreed to pay down that amount of money for the right to play the game. In that regard I certainly got “some” value for my money because neither was the game reliable enough to play consistently nor did it contain all the things Gearbox hinted at.
“Our focus when designing BL3 was replayability and endgame”…really? Funny cuz I cant see it to be honest. Mayhem is not “endgame” but just a difficulty scaler and me and many others run with M3 by now. It doesnt even register as a concious choice anymore. So whats endgame?
Thats it? Picture me NOT impressed.
Honestly, the way BL3 was handled at release and regarding the quality of its content (some good, some bad, some lacking) I would personally rate it a 35-40 buck game, not 60. So how can you tell me “you got your moneys worth”?
Expectations also play a huge factor in return value. You can receive a “good” game but because the hype was insane beforehand and you were simply expecting something god-like…you will perceive it as “bad”.
Peoples posts are not a “final verdict” but often enough are merely a snapshot of the current state of the game. Whoever says he doesnt like thing X can at any time change his opinion. Conditions change because (thankfully) gearbox continues to work on issues but forgetting that these issues are still very much a problem and simply shouldnt ve been in the release version in the first place would be irresponsible.
Its great that you personally have not encountered any gamebreaking bugs or glitches that could affect your enjoyment. That doesnt mean that your situation is the same as for everybody else.
Borderlands 3 has to endure comparisons to Borderlands 2. Its really not coming out on top by a HUGE margin in that comparison and right now my take on it…only the quality of life improvements BL3 has over 2 are saving it to be perceived as equal or at least let me continue to play it.
Tho I m not gonna lie…me and my wife are both already at the point where we log in and try to figure out what to do…and we hardly come up with anything that would be “fun”