I may hate FPSs but Borderlands is a good fucking game and I will defend the whole goddamn franchise to my grave
Like…I don’t think you understand how much I love Borderlands. I may not post about it a lot, but those games are honestly some of the best, if not the best, games on the market today.
It has a shocking amount of diversity for its genre:
(The player characters for BDL1 including a black man, a woman, and a latino man.)
(The player characters for BDL2 including a bisexual man (which is shown in canon, not just confirmed by the devs), an asexual woman (who is also confirmed to be the leader), another latino man, a nonbinary person, a disabled girl genius, and Krieg.)
(The player characters for The Pre-Sequel including a disabled man, a robot, a lesbian woman (who ends up in a relationship with another woman by the end of the game), an older black woman, a millennial, and an Indian woman.)
(And I’m also including Ellie in here because she’s a fat woman who is confident in herself and isn’t made into a joke and you get to kill a bunch of people who try to make fun of her)
…and doesn’t fall into the trap of being “gritty” and “realistic” by making a bleak, beige landscape. While the world of Pandora is a hellhole, it looks honestly awesome.
It’s a masterpiece of gaming and everything a game could and should be.
I love everything about this post. Most of all I love Tim being described as ‘a millenial’.