The latest Borderlands entry is a worthwhile entry in the franchise canon – and nicely sends this last-gen shooter/RPG trilogy into the sunset.
This ‘filler’ game provides great (sometimes hilarious) fan service – set between the first and second instalments – by filling in the narrative gaps, but ultimately providing much of the same signature shoot n’ loot gameplay, with only some small refinements.
And that’s no bad thing, as you fight alongside Handsome Jack – and witness his transformation into the sequel’s ruthless tyrant – with four new character classes on the diverse lunar landscape of Elpis, Pandora’s moon.
But while some additions like low gravity tweak the way you attack the game, unfortunately some trademark glitches and less than stellar storytelling leaves this as a fun diversion, rather than a really meaningful final chapter.
Borderlands fans will still love the way this wraps everything up – but we can now hopefully look forward to something really special from Gearbox/2K on next-gen consoles.