Top 10 Worst Things About Borderlands 3Borderlands 3 in many ways is a disappointing game from the franchise. This list will be going over some of the biggest flaws, I, and others have with it.
One of the worst stories for a video game ever written. It's got plot holes, god-awful lines, terrible characters, horrible misuse of other characters, lame boss fights at times, writing that makes no damn sense whatsoever. They've forgotten what made Borderlands 2 so impactful and decided that this game was the only way to follow it up. If they make Borderlands 4... please have a great villain that's not a twitch streamer.
The calypso twins are just bad villains. Wannabe twitch streamers with no personality outside of like maybe Troy but even then barely. Tyreen's issues are because she was imprisoned on a planet or something, just daddy issues I guess. Also, the way they talk is so annoying that you wish that Handsome Jack would return and kill them off. Unfortunately... that doesn't happen at all. Instead you just... hear them talk and talk until you kill them at the end. Killing a Borderlands villain is usually satisfying not the case in this one though.
I thought that being a siren was a rare thing. But not the case in this one. Apparently, Tannis is a siren for some reason, Amara is a siren, Lilith is a siren, and even Ava is a siren. Lilith makes sense... Ava though why the hell is she a siren? Makes zero sense. Isn't Tannis some researcher? She's just a siren, cause screw it, I guess.
Troy is the only one out of the two twins that had potential. Imagine if he killed her off and established himself as the main threat and proves to be more than just a parasite. Towards the end, he starts talking more and wants to establish that he can be taken seriously. This is the first time where it feels like the writers studied character arcs. It gets wasted after a lousy boss fight which kills him off and makes Tyreen the main threat.
Borderlands is known for having great humor. This would be established in Borderlands 2 which was funny as hell. The humor in this one just feels like it was written by a 13-year-old. Fart jokes seriously? And meme humor? I thought Borderlands was supposed to be entertaining not the opposite.
The tradition of killing off a character in Borderlands is normal. It happened with Roland, Handsome Jack, Pickle, and loads more. The difference is though Roland's death actually meant something to the story and established Jack as a serious villain. Maya gets killed cause of Ava's bitching and tries to save her but dies from getting touched by Troy Calypso and fades away into dust. Maya's death happens with no build-up and is a bad way to write off a character.
With the exception of Baylex and maybe the guy that Hammerlock had a crush on. Most of the new characters here are garbage. The Calypso Twins are so poorly written and uninteresting, Katagawa feels like a Rhys clone minus the polish and charisma, the girl that works for Rhys is forgettable, and most of the new vault hunters just feel uninteresting.
The vault hunter (aka you the player) barely gets acknowledged or addressed in the story. As for why... I'm not even sure. When even Borderlands 2, and The Pre-Sequel acknowledged the vault hunter and made some banter with the player. Borderlands 3 barely does this and acts like the player doesn't exist in the slightest.
Characters such as Moxxi, Eli, Zer0, hell even Maya barely do anything in the story. Brick, Mordecai, and Tiny Tina show up once then that's it. The story focuses on Lilith, Tannis, and Ava. Ava is one of the most insufferable characters in a Borderlands game since Pickle from the Pre-Sequel. What's that? You want Rhys and Vaughn to do something? Too bad they show up every now and then... and that's it.
I'm not gonna lie I did have some fun with the DLC of BL3. Especially The Handsome Jackpot which focuses on Moxxi and Timothy Lawrence (Jack's Doppelganger). Playing through that and some other DLC was fun... but at the same time when a DLC storyline is more interesting than the main storyline? That's now... you know there were issues with the base game.