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User Info: Teo226

Teo226
4 weeks ago#1
Hey. I'm new to the Borderlands series. I've thought about trying it in the past but never had the time. I've decided to give 3 a try and have been lurking here trying to get some impressions. I want to know if it's worth it to play 2 before 3 as I've read that Handsome Jack is an incredibly memorable villain far superior to the ones in 3. Or should I just skip 2 altogether due to the maps/villains/mission structure being to samey to 3 (or so I've read) to avoid fatigue if I were to play them back to back. Or I guess if I really like 3, I could come back and play 2 sometime down the road? Thanks for any recommendations.

User Info: phantomotap

phantomotap
4 weeks ago#2
I'd say skip one, two, and definitely ps for now in favor of three.
The quality of life improvements are just that good.
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User Info: Axariel

Axariel
4 weeks ago#3
I might play two first because it will feel slow AF after this game.
What need have I for this? What need have I for that? I am dancing at the feet of my lord. All is bliss. All is bliss.

User Info: Cassie_Cage

Cassie_Cage
4 weeks ago#4
To be honest, you should play 1-3 in order if you really want the full story and to appreciate/understand where everything is.

That said, if you don’t give a s***? Jump into 3. Just don’t be surprised if you have no idea what’s going on.
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User Info: Nabinator

Nabinator
4 weeks ago#5
Go 2, definitely. Unless you don't give a s*** about the plot at all. If you do, I don't know why you're asking this question, answer should be obvious.

User Info: Purple_Cheetah

Purple_Cheetah
4 weeks ago#6
You could skip tps.
One is debatable and hasn't entirely aged well. It's just limited/old, not bad so to speak.

If you want 2, it'd be for the environments and writing/characters. The gameplay isn't as rough as 1, but not as improved as 3.

That said I know the feeling... 2 isn't a short game by any means and trying to do 3 directly after trying to experience all of 2 would be tiring.

I'd say get 3 if you want the newness and get 2 eventually when you want to experience the writing... unfortunately it'd screw with the story line order and you'd get tripped up by the small changes/improvements from 3.

User Info: danl0134

danl0134
4 weeks ago#7
Borderlands 2 is one of my favorite games of all time. I was worried that 3 would completely replace it but after 10 hours, I’d say they’re on par. 3 does some things better, and 2 does other things better.

The weirdest thing though is that Borderlands 2 actually has better graphics and performance if you’re playing on a pro/4k tv.

I think you can probably start with either, and play the other when you’re done. The pre-sequel isn’t bad either - the DLC expansion for that is one of the coolest campaigns outside of the last one for BL2.
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User Info: Axariel

Axariel
4 weeks ago#8
I could not play BL2 again after 3. That game (main campaign) disrespects your time to the max. The improvements in 3 illustrate that really well.
What need have I for this? What need have I for that? I am dancing at the feet of my lord. All is bliss. All is bliss.

User Info: Kaatisu

Kaatisu
4 weeks ago#9
Cassie_Cage posted...
To be honest, you should play 1-3 in order if you really want the full story and to appreciate/understand where everything is.

That said, if you don’t give a s***? Jump into 3. Just don’t be surprised if you have no idea what’s going on.


Technically you'd want to play the Tales from the Borderlands games as well.
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User Info: varelle

varelle
4 weeks ago#10
I'd skip 1, play 2 first, then 3.
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