Now that it's released, what is System Wars expert opinion in Borderlands 3?

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Poll: Now that it's released, what is System Wars expert opinion in Borderlands 3? (56 votes)

It is really good, actually 13%
It is garbage 11%
I didn't buy it 77%

Now that non-binary robot pronoun game is released, what is the verdict overall? Does this earn sequel status? Or is it just a glorified expansion pack of the same old shit? Or is it surprisingly great with all the hate, apathy and copious amounts of cynicism misplaced?

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#1  Edited By Subspecies
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Great series. Great game. The humor is on point, the environments are varied and differ from past entries, and there are way more gats than you can shake a stick at. Now it just needs VR.

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#2 Archangel3371
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Don’t know, I haven’t bought it yet. Looks good and I enjoyed the previous games so will likely get it sometime.

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#3 speedfreak48t5p
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Looking forward to playing it.

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I didn't realize it was coming out this year. I thought it was coming out April 2020?

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#5  Edited By Subspecies
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There should really be an option for "I say it's garbage, even though I have never played it."

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#6 lundy86_4
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Bought it, but I won't be jumping in until tomorrow. My brother said the optimization seems a bit sketchy, as he was getting less than 60fps at 1440p on High with a 1080ti/i8.

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#7 blueinheaven
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I'm going nowhere near it. The same reviewers who slate every AAA game for lacking innovation are applauding B3 for an absolutely distinct lack of it.

'If it ain't broke don't fix it' strangely works for this game but any other game is slaughtered for it.

Rotten to the core, much like good old Randy.

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#8  Edited By DaVillain-  Moderator
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So far, I heard the PC version has Denuvo and to make matters worst, Epic exclusive and Denuvo at the same time, they're making it the most inconvenient game for legitimate purchasers but a better product for people who don't pay. EGS stuff doesn't bother me to say the least, Borderlands 3 wasn't even on my radar this year since Borderlands 2 is still active and fun and more importantly, I don't wanna support Randy Bitchford.....oops, I mean Pitchford because that guy's a creep and he sleeps minor girls too. Screw that guy!

Edit: I didn't buy it!

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@blueinheaven said:

I'm going nowhere near it. The same reviewers who slate every AAA game for lacking innovation are applauding B3 for an absolutely distinct lack of it.

'If it ain't broke don't fix it' strangely works for this game but any other game is slaughtered for it.

Rotten to the core, much like good old Randy.

Lol, you have a point there.

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#10 AJStyles
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If it’s like the first 3 games, then it sucks balls playing by yourself.

These games need to be played with others to be any fun.

The difficulty is greatly reduced too when you have someone else with you because the AI will target him while you kill the rest lol.

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#11 Telekill
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Why is it 3 when it's not the third?

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#12 watercrack445
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@blueinheaven said:

I'm going nowhere near it. The same reviewers who slate every AAA game for lacking innovation are applauding B3 for an absolutely distinct lack of it.

'If it ain't broke don't fix it' strangely works for this game but any other game is slaughtered for it.

Rotten to the core, much like good old Randy.

Because Take-Two gave the copies to selective reviewers who were fans of looter-shooters. The "late reviewers" didn't have much positive things to say compared to a very selective group of early reviewers.

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#13 uninspiredcup
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@Telekill said:

Why is it 3 when it's not the third?

Klaatu barada nikto.

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My refusal to play it isn't because I think it won't be good, but I won't buy Gearbox games while Randy Pitchford is head of Gearbox, not after what he did with Colonial Marines, using Sega's millions to fund his other projects and leaving a scrap budget for a small studio to finish the game with. Then his behavior with taking royalties from his employees, he's just a horrible person, I don't feel like rewarding him.

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#15  Edited By uninspiredcup
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@lamprey263 said:

My refusal to play it isn't because I think it won't be good, but I won't buy Gearbox games while Randy Pitchford is head of Gearbox, not after what he did with Colonial Marines, using Sega's millions to fund his other projects and leaving a scrap budget for a small studio to finish the game with. Then his behavior with taking royalties from his employees, he's just a horrible person, I don't feel like rewarding him.

True. True.

From every piece of information dribbled, we don't get the impression of a cookie crazy, lovable Willy Wonka figure (which i'm sure is how he wants to be perceived) but rather a giant slimy pleb with the mental maturity of a 14 year old.

But, if we're being honest, a lot of these big companies will undoubtedly have privileged bell-ends in cloud 9 up to some seedy shit, just the way of the world.

Unfortunately Sir barely legal squirt lord is such a moron of the highest order, when he see's a hole, he won't just dig it, he'll jump head attempting to do a swan dive.

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#16 VFighter
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@Telekill: How is it not the third game, there was B1, B2, Prequel and now B3.

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#17 HitmanActual
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Put in a few hours and have my Siren up to level 10, although I think I might start another character as I don't think the Siren is best suited to my play style. Might start new character as FL4K.

Still early days, so much of the cool shit is still locked, but so far I'm really enjoying it. Gonna play all day today.

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@ajstyles said:

If it’s like the first 3 games, then it sucks balls playing by yourself.

These games need to be played with others to be any fun.

The difficulty is greatly reduced too when you have someone else with you because the AI will target him while you kill the rest lol.

Your opinion sucks balls, I play the game by myself and have lots of Fun! It must really suck to only have fun playing a game with someone else.

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I am about 10 hours in so far (level 11 Zane and Level 15 Amara so far). I am having a great time. I have been playing with 3 friends the entire time so that really makes the game so much more fun. I think the side missions are just shockingly funny. It is a game that loves not taking itself too serious and I like games that do that. I cannot wait to see what the future brings for this game it is a blast to play. Amara can be VERY strong as a Melee fighter and I just love doing that in this game (I was a Melee Zero player in BL2).

I would say that it has the potential to be the best in the series for me. (Will wait until I beat it to decide that of course.)

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I'd feel like part of a problem if I buy this. I'll try to have good moral and wait for the Steam version. I've got most of my friends with me on that.

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#21 bussinrounds
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Boring loot addict grind games

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#22 Yams1980
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Played the second game but didn't like it much and found it boring so i'll stay away from the third game.

The reviews i've seen on it make it seem a lot like the second game so if someone didnt like the previous games, there's no reason to waste time or money on it.

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Up to level 15, and the game is great in terms of content. Varied side-quests and main quests. Humour is consistently funny, which is excellent.

Performance is shit, so Gearbox need to get on that.

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#24 dxmcat
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@Yams1980 said:

Played the second game but didn't like it much and found it boring so i'll stay away from the third game.

The reviews i've seen on it make it seem a lot like the second game so if someone didnt like the previous games, there's no reason to waste time or money on it.

Its not called Borederlands for nothing :D

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#25 bussinrounds
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@dxmcat said:
@Yams1980 said:

Played the second game but didn't like it much and found it boring so i'll stay away from the third game.

The reviews i've seen on it make it seem a lot like the second game so if someone didnt like the previous games, there's no reason to waste time or money on it.

Its not called Borederlands for nothing :D

It's BORINGlands......get it right.

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#26 WitIsWisdom
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I didn't care much for the 2nd one and this one looks worse than it in my opinion.. that said I didn't buy it. I might at some point, but for now my interest level is pretty low.

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#27 thehig1
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I like borderlands and will get this at some point, but being on the epic store its price wont drop for some time yet.

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#28 with_teeth26
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@lundy86_4 said:

Up to level 15, and the game is great in terms of content. Varied side-quests and main quests. Humour is consistently funny, which is excellent.

Performance is shit, so Gearbox need to get on that.

yea I agree with all of this

the guns are pretty cool as well. lots of interesting and unique ones. puts the loot system in other 'loot' games to shame with its randomized weapons

they really need to fix the performance though, the stuttering and frame drops really hurt the flow of combat

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#29 with_teeth26
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@WitIsWisdom said:

I didn't care much for the 2nd one and this one looks worse than it in my opinion.. that said I didn't buy it. I might at some point, but for now my interest level is pretty low.

if you didn't like 2, this one wont change your mind.

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#30 WitIsWisdom
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@with_teeth26 said:
@WitIsWisdom said:

I didn't care much for the 2nd one and this one looks worse than it in my opinion.. that said I didn't buy it. I might at some point, but for now my interest level is pretty low.

if you didn't like 2, this one wont change your mind.

Thanks man, I'll keep that in mind.

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#31  Edited By lundy86_4
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@with_teeth26 said:

yea I agree with all of this

the guns are pretty cool as well. lots of interesting and unique ones. puts the loot system in other 'loot' games to shame with its randomized weapons

they really need to fix the performance though, the stuttering and frame drops really hurt the flow of combat

Yeah, weapons are hugely varied, though I find myself lacking in assault rifle pick-ups. It's nice to see much more varied weapon designs than other games.

With regards to performance, my fps is fine 99% locked at 4K/60 on PC, but that frame-timing is god-awful... Far worse than Bloodborne. I consistently hold 60 (volumetric fog off,) yet the stutter is insane.