by Matt Miller
A lot has changed in the FPS game scene since 2012, when the last numbered entry of Borderlands arrived in our gaming machines. In all the ways that matter, the sequel hews closely to the blueprint established in that well-loved release, exploding forth onto our screens with a bevy of wild weaponry, asinine humor, and bloody battles. The formula feels dated. But with some updates to UI and gameplay, and a huge adventure across a variety of destinations, it’s easy to embrace the insanity once again, even if – in the back of your head – you know it all feels just a bit too familiar.
Return to the bleak but humorous Borderlands for a lengthy adventure that rarely sees your finger leave the trigger
The familiar style is intact and attractive, but you could be excused for feeling that little has changed in the years since the last game
Over-the-top voice work (including some celebrity surprises) vacillates between genuinely funny and irritating prattle
Smart changes to mobility, solid gunplay, and a well-crafted set of new abilities make the game accessible to a broad range of players – if you’re willing to invest a lot of time
An old formula executed well, Borderlands 3 rarely takes chances or strays from expectation
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