Story - 99%
Graphics - 95%
Audio - 100%
Gameplay - 98%
Replayability - 95%
Simply Amazing. Every borderlands fan should grab this.
At the hard edge of the galaxy lies a group of planets ruthlessly exploited by militarized corporations. Brimming with loot and violence, this is your home—the Borderlands. Now, a crazed cult known as The Children of the Vault has emerged and is spreading like an interstellar plague. Play solo or co-op as one of four unique Vault Hunters, score loads of loot, and save the galaxy from this fanatical threat.
Play as one of four all-new, deeply customizable Vault Hunters—the ultimate treasure-seeking badasses of the Borderlands. Customize your Vault Hunter with tons of personalization options and use their distinct skill trees to tailor abilities to your preferred playstyle. The New Vault Hunters are ridiculously fun to play with, I mained FL4K on PC While Frozebud mained Moze on PS4.
FL4K is a wandering robot who always brings one of their three loyal pets into battle to buff stats and attack enemies. Their action skills let them send forth dive-bombing Rakk, teleport Gamma Burst-irradiated pets through rifts, and even Fade Away to temporarily become invisible while moving faster and regenerating health.
Moze is a battle-hardened former Vladof army soldier who specializes in mechanized combat. She uses an action skill to digistruct and climb into her bipedal tank, Iron Bear, which has hardpoints suitable for mixing, matching, and mounting high-velocity Railguns, rapid-firing Miniguns, semi-automatic Grenade Launchers, flamethrowers, pneumatic fists, and homing rocket launchers.
Zane is a semi-retired corporate hitman who always has a gadget up his sleeve. His action skills include a SNTNL drone that flys around and attacks enemies with a machine gun, a deployable Barrier shield, and a Digi-Clone that simultaneously distracts enemies and dishes out damage and which Zane can teleport to switch places with.
Amara is a renowned champion of the people and bonafide bad-ass. Using her action skills she can Phase-slam the ground to damage nearby enemies and knock them into the air, Phase-grasp enemies in place with a giant ethereal fist, or even Phase-cast an astral projection of herself that deals damage to everything in its path.
The Calypso Twins, Troy and Tyreen, are ruthless new media cult leaders who have convinced the bandit clans of the Borderlands that they are their Gods and Saviors. They consider the power of the Vaults to be their birthright and are leading their weaponized worshipers, The Children of the Vault, on a crusade to claim it—and only you have the arsenal and allies to take them down. The new Antagonists of the game were really really well thought out and i really loved the Streamer-esque personalities they both had. One thing to mention though is that the new boss fights in borderlands 3 are really, really hard. They can no longer be taken lightly like in previous games, You need to level and skill tree appropriately otherwise they’ll simply walk all over you. Which brings me to my next part:
Team up with other Vault Hunters online, or with two-player split-screen on console. Your whole crew will be able to deal meaningful damage—regardless of your respective character levels—through the handy Level Syncing system. You can even opt to play with loot instancing enabled so that you each get your own level-appropriate weapon drops. This with the above boss fights makes the game a whole lot easier and a whole lot more rewarding. Borderlands still is at its roots a very multiplayer focused game and should be played as such in co-op modes.
There are over one billion guns in Borderlands 3, and every fight is an opportunity to add to your arsenal. Some guns launch exploding saw-blades, some never need to be reloaded, others grow legs and pursue enemies on foot when you throw them. Having trouble choosing? Rarity ratings and item scores make it easy to compare the power of your pickups at a glance, but you can also tell a lot about a weapon and its functionality based on its manufacturer. The new gear score levels really really help sorting out and organizing your loot and are a welcome addition to borderlands 3. You can now sort your inventory by gear score highest and sell the lower now out-leveled or outdated weapons and make space for even more loot pickups, and trust me, there are tons of loot drops in this game. My inventory always felt maxed out even after buying some SDU Upgrades from Marcus. That’s just how many guns and drops there are in this game.
Your Borderlands 3 adventure begins on the familiar desert planet of Pandora from previous Borderlands games, but your journey doesn’t stop there. You’ll also travel to other worlds aboard your very own spaceship, Sanctuary III—a backwater swampland focused on the Hammerlock family, a futuristic city, and a picturesque monastery are among the new environments you can explore. This makes for quite a lot of scenery and its very welcome, After all one of the main hype points about this game was being able to travel to other planets and open multiple vaults. Borderlands 3 has pretty much taken everything we love from the previous games and turned it up to 10, more guns, familiar faces, new heroes, new planets, more vaults, more chaos, more vehicles! Just more everything.
On a side note, I’ve read alot of reviews and comments explaining bad glitches and game crashes, Im happy to note i’ve experienced none so far in my entire 30hours of playtime. The games addition to the Epic store is also a welcome one and i cant wait to see all the new DLC Coming out for this game. Starting in October with:
What you need to know:
- Bloody Harvest is a limited time Halloween-themed event.
- It will add new challenges, enemies, weapons, missions, and a boss.
- It is set to begin in late October and will last for a little over a month.