Gearbox Software’s Borderlands 3 is fast approaching its release. The game is due out on Xbox One, PS4, and as an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC. It couldn’t be anymore forgettable, though, since the wide appeal of the first two games were all the guns, the vehicles, and the different enemy types. This time around it’s just more of the same but with nothing new to recapture the audience’s attention. On the upside, at least one of the characters looks pretty interesting… a bounty hunter that goes by the name of Zane.
Gearbox dropped the latest trailer for the character, featuring a brief recap of some of his (mis)adventures in either tracking down his foes or trying to get himself out of a hairy situation using some wits, a lot of bravado, and a bit of luck.
It’s a real shame that the character trailer for Zane has so far been the only interesting thing about Borderlands 3 so far.
The trailer also highlights some of his abilities, such as being able to put up a directional shield that he can fire from behind, almost like a personal pillbox. The end of the trailer reveals that he appears to be able to make a holographic clone, which I’m sure would help out in distracting enemies.
I also wonder if his melee attack will be the retractable claw that we see him wield while fighting on the cliff against the black guy?
Zane is a pretty cool cat with a slick Irish accent and a brash but endearing personality. I’m a little shocked they have a white guy in the game, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they make him gay just to undermine any normal gamer’s intention to play him.
Either way, he’s one of four playable characters in Borderlands 3. Unfortunately the game itself is bogged down in the drama cooked up by Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford, who has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, from lawsuits to Twitter fights, and plenty of other shenanigans in between.
In either case, Borderlands 3 seems to represent the typical AAA methodology that most people hate. It’s a sequel without much of a purpose: no technological advancements worth noting, no gameplay improvements worth cheering, and no content expansions worth gloating over. It’s all kind of the same thing with a new coat of paint and a few new characters to play.
Also expect to get hit in the face with more “diversity” and LGBTQIA+ alphabet soup, which is all the rage these days in AAA games. It’s the sort of propaganda that makes you sick. Just throw your hands up and stick with the originals.
Anyway, you can look for Borderlands 3 to launch on September 13th for PS4, Xbox One, and on the Epic Games Store for PC.