ReasonablySober wrote:Yea, if you like Borderlands and want more of it you'll probably love it. It's not gonna make new fans out of people who didn't love it.
ETA: One think I'd like to say. Wheels don't need reinventing. In the last year I think I've been burned by two beloved franchises in Red Dead Redemption 2, and Fire Emblem Three Houses that tried to add too much or change up too many systems. I don't think either ended up becoming particularly great games. If something works and it's what the fans want, just give it to them.
This is kind of what I expected which I was initially disappointed about a bit, but: 1) the new PCs, gun modes, skill tree progression, and environments are enough change for me, and 2) unlike you, I haven't played BL since my time with 2 ended, about a year after release. I'd be ready for more of the same, let alone with some nice incremental changes.
And you have a good point with not messing with a good thing. Other looter shooters I have not found fun, so I would rather BL stick to what they do best.
I was and am in either way, but yeah, I agree with your points. And I think the IGN review convinced my BL buddy to get back in, so I'm all hyped. Friday can't come soon enough.
Side note, I suppose, that DQB2 is exceptional and anyone remotely interested should check it out. The first title was solid, but with 2 they took every shortcoming and improved upon it, then through a bunch of other great stuff in too. My playtime is over 70h and I'm not even 2/3 done. You could play this game basically forever if you like building stuff. I prefer this over other building/crafting games I've played as there's a loose story there, too, which helps provide some structure. It's just so good - my favorite this year, easily. I'm ready to set it down for a bit, though, and come back refreshed in a few months.