If you've listened or watched any GB content this week, you probably haven't been able to avoid the BL3 talk. I, for one, bought it the day it came out, and boy howdy have I been REALLY dissapointed by it.
I played a LOT of Borderlands on the 360, then even more BL2 on the PC, which was fantastic. Then I played TPS...
That game was diabolical. Nevermind the annoying Australian accents, the game was just straight up boring. Maybe I should have seen that, and been a little more turned onto how BL3 would turn out.
Everything I saw about BL3 had me questioning what it would be about, even parts of me downright thinking "Well...it can't be THAT BAD can it?" Let me tell you: it is. I didn't play too much, but what I did play had me absolutely bored to tears. The gun variety early on is downright painful. I don't know if I feel this because I heard Jeff say it, but I have also been completely inundated with sniper rifles, and really heavily scoped SMGS. Bear in mind I'm playing the Operative, who seems to specialise on run and gun shooting.
I wouldn't say that the gameplay is downright BAD, because it's not. The feeling of shooting your guns feels GOOD, there's weight behind them that feels satisfying. It's just everything around it that...kinda stinks. The fact that you can't cycle through your quests while on the map. The fact that the minimap is pointless. The fact that there's no waypointing, in a 2019 quest based, loot based FP-RPG. The fact that, on a PS4 PRO, it took THIRTEEN seconds to load into the menus to look at my skills. The fact that on a 4K TV, the UI defaults (I don't know if you can change this) to fucking miniscule.
And I don't think I need to say anything about the writing. I've heard the guy in his underpants say the same diatribe about 5 times in 30 minutes. The characters just aren't funny. Maybe if I was a teenager, I'd find this writing funny, but as a thirty-something, I just find myself rolling my eyes at the "jokes" in the game.
If you're reading this, and you feel the same way, please share your problems with the game. Looking at the MC, I feel crazy that I'm the only one who seems to be finding faults with it