Overon wrote on Apr 5, 2021, 03:37:
Jim wrote on Apr 5, 2021, 03:18:Yes I have Borderlands. Didn't like.
Hump wrote on Apr 4, 2021, 17:54:
BTW, I would love to see a true PCF sequel to Painkiller...
It would not be a true sequel, as most of the original dev team had left a few years afterwards, made farm 51, and necrovision. If you have not played necrovision you can try that, it is kind of closeish with interesting mechanics.
Overon wrote on Apr 5, 2021, 01:58:Have you played one? It isn't just slot machine loot, it is also power fantasy, destroying enemies that formerly destroyed you.
I don't understand the appeal of looter shooters other than the slot machine nature of the loot.
Its more than just the slot machine. In Borderlands case (one of the earliest FPS looter shooters) its about the gunplay/action gameplay. Some people just like shooting baddies. Think of Doom or Quake. The only difference is instead of always finding the rocket launcher behind the rock on Level 3-4, you instead find a completely random weapon. Some people like that randomness because it adds variety. Those looking to speed run might feel the exact opposite as not having a dependable item be in the exact same spot would hinder how systematically they could speed through the level.
In later Borderlands (like #2), it becomes more than just the gunplay and action. It became a lot about story, characters, and the immersion in the world. Borderlands 1 for me was neat, but not something played through a 2nd time. Borderlands 2 is what really hooked me on the series. Got me to "fall in love with" the characters, even the bad guys, and want to see more of the universe they created.