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Borderlands 3: A Chaotic Symphony of Carnage and Comedy

Jeremy's Research blog
3 min readSep 21, 2023

The Borderlands series has built its reputation on a unique blend of irreverent humor, frenetic combat, and a world teeming with quirky characters and colorful environments. With Borderlands 3, Gearbox Software aimed to continue the legacy while introducing new elements to the mix. So, does this latest installment hit the mark? Let’s dive into the chaotic and explosive world of Borderlands 3 and find out.

Story and Setting: Pandora and Beyond

Borderlands 3 picks up the pieces after the events of the previous games, thrusting players into a galaxy-spanning adventure. While the narrative isn’t necessarily the main draw of the series, it’s the vehicle that propels players through an anarchic journey of vengeance, greed, and absurdity.

The environments are a visual feast, brimming with detail and personality. From the neon-soaked streets of Promethea to the swamps of Eden-6, each location feels distinct and alive, contributing to the game’s vibrant atmosphere.

Gameplay: A Gunslinging Extravaganza

Borderlands 3’s gameplay is a relentless dance of bullets, explosions, and loot. The gunplay remains the star of the show, with a staggering variety of weapons that range from the bizarre to the devastatingly effective. The inclusion of alternate firing modes adds depth to combat strategies.

The four playable Vault Hunters bring unique abilities and skill trees that…



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