It seems that Battleborn’s forums are kinda overflowed with topics like (scratch the unused mention of your liking) : Oh, noes! The game won’t survive Overwatch!/Nerf Galilea, please/This game is doomed to die/Marquis is ruining the game/The matchmaking is absolutely horrible/etc…
Now, I won’t lie. These topics exist for a reason. People are legitimely afraid, tired or angry with some of the game’s issues.
But seriously, guys, even despite that, and even moreso when the devs listen to your plight and work hard to correct those issues, this game is absolutely frigging great. Don’t believe me? Here is a list of what I find awesome :
It is a FPS/MOBA/RPG hybrid. Try to find me another game like that. Come on. I’m waiting.
The artistic direction of the game is absolutely flawless : the factions are clearly defined, as are the planets, the characters, the minions… I find that everything in this game makes sense, artistically speaking.
25 characters, all completely original, all completely likable, all of them not blatant copy-pastes of other characters from other medium (McCree, Genji, Reaper and the likes, I am looking at you…), and all of them genuinely funny when they have their moments. Which happens a lot. Because Gearbox.
The fact that support characters can and will hold their ground. Playing support doesn’t mean you’re reduced to spam the heal in this game (expect if you’re playing Miko, but the heal is REALLY good, so… It doesn’t count?)
Toby. Nuff said
A MOBA with an actual story mode who, despites some shortcomings, actually exists AND is actually a lot of fun most of the time. Better yet, they plan to expand it in the future !
Even now, we already have 6 multiplayer maps, 2 for each mode. This is more than LOL and Dota, for example, will ever have. Especially when the devs plan to add even more to the game.
Space luchadors. Nuff said.
Meltdown Mode, or how to actually create an innovative and fun gamemode in a MOBA that still feels like a MOBA, while playing completely differently than a classical MOBA.
The Shard system : while it is rather underused in a lot of Story missions (Defence missions non withstanding), it is actually a brilliant idea in multiplayer : do I sacrifice my shards now to build a turret, who will help me push the lane or guard an objective, or do I save them for later to activate my gear ? I could always equip cheap gear, but that comes with a downside. Or do I take a legendary? Or two, or three? They’re costly, yes, but they can change the flow of the game! Then again, that thumper turret would be a really worthwhile investment right now.
The taunts. Rather than insulting your opponent over the chat, do it with style, in a manner unique to every character !
That one is small, but : you can change the colors of your team and of your opponent’s. Tired of the same ole green vs red? Let’s play pink vs orange! Or blue vs yellow! Or red vs green, expect this time YOU’RE the red!
And, last but not least : Toby. Nuff said.
(Wait, I already said that one, didn’t I?)