We here at Nerdist love us some Borderlands! The stylized ultra-violence of the series always hits a sweet spot with us. So much so that we previously incorporated Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel into our Comic-Con festivities, and have taken every opportunity to rave about how great the franchise is.
YouTube’s Smosh Games seems to genuinely love it too, despite ripping it apart in their most recent edition of “Honest Game Trailer“. Everything that seems to be a dig at the game was also what made it so damn great. The game’s overall concept of being a first person shooter that didn’t take itself too seriously as most do. The over the top violence, character design, baddies, and weapon system all make for a game (and series) that keeps players coming back for every installment. What seemed to draw particular “Honest Trailering” (that’s a term, right?) is what are described as “some of the most over the top irritating characters in the history of video games”, which is something any Borderlands player can agree with.
All in all, any real criticism of the game comes in pointing out the repetitiveness of the gameplay, the lack of creativity in the game’s DLC expansions, and the overall letdown of the final boss battle. While all of these may be true in some way, it’s worth it to point out the fact Smosh Games (and any player really) loves the game(s) through and through. Except the damn Claptraps, because they can all melt for all we care.
What did you think of Borderlands? Do you think the Honest Game Trailer went too far? Not far enough? Lets us know in the comments below!
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