Borderlands is a marvelous role playing game cleverly disguised as a shooter. The world of Pandora is littered with bandits and corporate death bots looking to kill you for you know, ‘cause reasons.
Many stories throughout history have taken to telling tales of the dangers of Capitalism run rampant. None have done it in such a way that can only be described as a psychological cluster-bomb.
Not only is Pandora a place where corporate workers go to lose their minds(and often times their lives), it’s also center to a vast trove of alien technology. Any corporation would become insanely powerful with Eridian tech on their side.
That’s where Handsome Jack was hoping to take the Hyperion Corporation.
As I play through Borderlands each time it never ceases to amaze me the levels of insane the denizens of Pandora must truly be to run around shooting each other for fun. Even small side quests tell funny(and sometimes insanely sad) stories of people’s lives on such a deranged and chaotic planet.
Scooter, the Vault Hunter’s resident mechanic, has a series of side quests that detail his non-existent love life. One girl decides to become a cannibalistic sewer mutant rather than date him. Another just shoots herself in an abandoned shack when you give her a card with some righteously awful poetry from him.Read More