Yet another disappointing Polygon article…
March 28, 2019
“Borderlands 3’s trailer is a disappointment”
After a brief glance of Ben Kucheras write up in regards to the developer trailer of Borderlands 3, I can tell you it filled me with disappointment. After yet another another lack luster article from the crew over at Polygon, I still can’t find any reason as to why I’m even surprised in the slightest that this sort of content gets published…
“But after this lackluster trailer, I’d welcome news about a battle royale mode, because what else is there? This looks like another expansion, not a proper sequel to a major franchise.”
Appearing to forget the purpose of a teaser trailer, Ben proceeds to take a shit all over it. It’s almost as if he forgot what he just wrote a few days ago… which was as follows:
“Gearbox doesn’t have to come up with a hook to get people excited; it just needs to hint that more of that thing you like is coming.”
Which I feel the article at hand, somewhat contradicts that statement, because if there was any truth behind what he said, I don’t feel he would be having such a tiff over a developer trailer.
In his follow up he goes on to moan about how the trailer didn’t give him enough to be satisfied. He even criticises the art style of the game, saying not much seems to have improved, but I’d like to say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Games like Pokémon had a similar art style for a long period of time and that didn’t take anything away from the series. Also, the art style is one of the things that helps make Borderlands so charming. If they drastically overhauled it in the third instalment to the series I think that would leave fans more upset than excited.
“Pandora is too limiting a planet to support a third game in the series by itself.”
Ben obviously knows the size and scale of the planet Pandora… You could argue that the planet has been thoroughly explored in the past two titles, but I’d like to imagine the planet itself would have more to offer. The third instalment teases “worlds” to explore, so the shift from focusing primarily on Pandora does seem to be the case, not only that but the ending of the second Borderlands game pretty much made this clear by showing off vaults on different planets. Clearing hinting that we would be visiting these in the future. Even still, as I previously stated, I still feel the planet itself would have enough to warrant a third title focusing on it.
OMG! Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 took place on Earth.. AGAIN!?, best make number 3 take place on Jupiter!
I could go on, but the more I look into his write up, the more distressed I become. To summarise on my feelings of the reveal itself, I personally feel that the trailer done enough to get people thinking and chatting amongst one another on the build up to the next reveal. I think that I speak for the majority of fans who were left feeling excited from what was teased to us in the previously mentioned trailer. I’m looking forward to what is to come, but I bet Ben isn’t.
Finally, I’d like to remind everyone that opinions are like arseholes, everyone has one. P.S. Bens stinks.
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