Despite what you may think given my previous entries, I am not a huge fan of shooters. Something must really grab me about a shooter to make me want to play it. I have been a fan of Borderlands since the original. The combination of colorful characters, sarcastic humor, and non-stop action really got to me. So I was very excited to play Borderlands 3 when it came out! However, I was disappointed with some of the wokeness that got shoe-horned in.
Sexuality: 5 out of 5. This was the real issue. EVERYONE in this game is gay. Okay, not everyone, one character and his wife are essential to the plot. But, Hammerlock is gay (knew that from BL 2 but it was just an off handed comment, in BL3 it’s an important part of the plot) Tiny Tina is a all grown up! (she is also a lesbian now), even Tannis talks about a love affair she had with a mining cart. Done for a joke of course, but she refers to the cart as a “she.”
Gender: 5 out of 5. Most of the main good guys are female. The men are usually sidekicks, villains, or buffoons. Big fail here. Also, I did notice that female psychos and raiders were now included for you to violently murder, how progressive!
Race: 1 out of 5. Race doesn’t really come into play. It’s a distant future universe.
Anachronism: 0 out of 5. Distant future, anything’s possible, so non applicable.
Overall: 12 out of 20. If you can ignore the fact that everyone in the future seems to be gay and most of the men are either evil or side characters, it’s still a fun game with great villains and even better action. Just ignore the cringey plot if you really want to play.
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