Borderlands 3: The Ultimate Looter-Shooter has Returned!

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!

You can now turn women into an explosion of red mist just like men, as God intended!

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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3 thoughts on “Borderlands 3: The Ultimate Looter-Shooter has Returned!

  1. I’m guessing you’ve not noticed that the end cut scene for the Hammerlock DLC features a gay wedding that you’re forced to not just watch, but be part of, by being the ring bearer or whatever it was.

    Okay, so, fine – just hit Esc and skip the cutscene, right?

    No, they’ve actually disabled skipping that specific cutscene. Your character is forced to participate, and you’re forced to watch.

    1. Yeah, I didn’t play it. It sounds about as cringey as I thought though. I had already given it a 5 out of 5 on sexuality. Which is a shame because I played Gaige during my second playthrough of BL2 (first playthrough was Zer0) and was looking forward to seeing her again.

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