Up For Debate - Is the Borderlands 3 Reveal What You Were Hoping For?

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 5:33 PM
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It’s a game that’s been rumoured for so long it didn’t exactly come as a surprise when it finally happened, but Borderlands 3 is the real deal and it’s coming within the next year.

It looks, I think we can agree, like a bigger, better, more chaotic version of what’s come before. The type of sequel that revels in bigger numbers rather than groundbreaking mechanical changes, breaking more world records for most weapons in a game, throwing in multiple planets, new playable characters, and more, more, more.

For a lot of people, that’s going to tick a lot of boxes. Borderlands 2 sold like gangbusters, and even with the countless DLC add-ons, there’s going to be millions that are thirsting for more of that looter shooter goodness. It was always a pioneering game in many respects, carving the path for the likes of Destiny and The Division to follow in its wake. Borderlands is a simpler, more immediate take on that genre, and arguably all the better for it. No extraneous bullshit, just the good stuff straight into your veins.

I’m actually sitting here talking myself into being hyped for it now, so I probably need to calm lest I smash that pre-order button with the fury of Thor’s hammer.

But I’m not going to get ahead of myself here, because seven years is a long and I think it’s fair to expect some pretty fundamental changes to what is a well-worn formula. Hype is built on a foundation of excitement, and there was precious little to get excited about in the Borderlands 3 trailer, aside from a few smaller improvements like walking turret guns and the potential for mechs. Borderlands 3 looks as if it’s painting between the lines of Borderlands 2 rather than forging its own path.

Whatever your take on Borderlands 3, I think we can all come to a harmonious agreement that it’s a better result for us than Battleborn 2, so there’s room for cheer all-round on that front.

So then, are you excited to finally be getting Borderlands 3? Has it taken a direction you're happy with, or would you have preferred to see some different ideas?

Get voting and let us know why below!

Is the Borderlands 3 Reveal What You Were Hoping For?

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Its just a reveal ..not a gameplay trailer ..we still dont know what new gameplay mechanics the game has to offer ..wait for it

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22:17 Mar-31-2019

I LOVE BORDERLANDS. Now that that's out of the way... The Pr-Sequel came out before loot boxes and before most GAAS took the industry over. I want this to be good and I am excited, but, there is a lot more room for excessive monetization with this series than some others. Most Borderlands players have already demonstrated the willingness to buy tons of DLC, cosmetic DLC, and even gold keys (despite the fact that Gearbox gave these out free all the time).

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03:18 Mar-31-2019

Never played Borderlands, but I tell ya what, they roped me in with the prospect of having a billion guns.

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13:39 Mar-31-2019

well billion as in with different parts combinations different, but yeah. I mean they could have revamped the system, but we'll wait and see.

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11:02 Mar-30-2019

Although the trailer was cool funky and all I was hoping more gameplay from the player perspective. Nevertheless excited for this game

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01:24 Mar-30-2019

Hasn't revealed anything to let us know whether the game's story will be a pile of garbage that was the pre-sequel or not. My woman loves Borderlands, but even she's sceptical for now.

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16:41 Mar-30-2019

Whaaat? Pre-sequel was awesome!

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00:04 Mar-31-2019

Well, to each their own...


You can make the best game in the world and there will be at least one person who hates it. The exact opposite is also true.

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12:20 Mar-31-2019

Well, the internets happen to pretty universally agree Borderlands 2 was awesome and that's where it should have stopped, considering what a stupid meme-fest the pre-sequel was. Awesome if you're 13, perhaps, but we didn't see the same fun and great story as bords 2.

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13:36 Mar-31-2019

I too like the pre-sequel a lot, I prefer it over BL1.

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23:35 Mar-29-2019

i hate the writing, so if it means i don't have to mute the game to bear having the ability to hear, like 2 did, then it's a big improvement for me

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23:03 Mar-29-2019

The OG looter-shooter that did it right what not to like. Just hope the story's still good/funny and they dont go overboard with micheal transactions(100% they will be in there).

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22:13 Mar-29-2019

it's a new borderlands game... what more do i need to know?

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21:25 Mar-29-2019

Also Borderlands 1 Remastered = free for owners of the original. Good stuff!

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06:01 Mar-30-2019

Those are the best. I wish Namco did that with Dark Souls remastered.

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21:24 Mar-29-2019

As not too big fan of franchise I kind of went in without expectations. And as reveal goes, it was pretty good one. But on the other hand, there are still important parts that are not revealed, like gameplay. Hopefully they will improve the formula, bring in new stuff and make game people will love...

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21:27 Mar-29-2019

..., but we just can't judge book by its covers. However I think they did good job of at least making people curious to learn more. I definitely will keep an eye on the game. It definitely has potential to give current looter shooters run for their money, but on the other hand most of them put bar pretty low.

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19:03 Mar-29-2019

It's more Borderlands with more Borderlands stuff, what more can I want? XD

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18:18 Mar-29-2019

I'm so hyped... This is gonna be one of the best games EVER!

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17:42 Mar-29-2019

Its just a reveal ..not a gameplay trailer ..we still dont know what new gameplay mechanics the game has to offer ..wait for it

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17:58 Mar-29-2019

What he said^
Right now we're left with our own imagination/ideas. I cannot wait and see more this April! To be more forward with your question (Jon), I was absolutely expecting a legitimate game and not some mobile or card game. Which I love how they brilliantly poked fun at that, lol.

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