Borderlands Theory – Hyperion is a cover

Borderlands HyperionI have already shared my Borderlands theory about Handsome Jack being still alive at the end of Borderlands 2. That is obviously feeding into what I’m going to cover in this theory, but the events of The Pre-Sequel also left me feeling curious about Hyperion and all of the loaders and bots in Borderlands 2. I remember feeling like loaders were always a little flimsy and non-threatening, at least not until the later playthroughs. It wasn’t until I played The Pre-Sequel that it all made sense, these are not robots built for combat. Continue reading

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Borderlands Theory – Angel’s Siren Power

borderlands 2 angelBorderlands is a franchise with many characters, and some of those characters have unexplained backgrounds or powers. Angel is one of the more cryptic characters as she is the main drive for the confusing narrative in the first game, almost completely absent from The Pre-Sequel, and she dies shortly after you meet her face to face in Borderlands 2. The revelation that she is a Siren wasn’t that surprising if you picked up on her saying “Phase-shift” throughout the story, but the real question is, what was her power? Lilith could Phase-walk and Phase-blast and Maya has Phase-lock. So given that Angel is able to interact with computers with her Phase-shift, what exactly is her power and how does it play into the story? Continue reading

Borderlands Theory – Jack is not the good guy

borderlands 2 handsome jackIf there is a theory about Borderlands that I’m continually surprised at how I often I hear it, it’s that Handsome Jack is actually the good guy. The Pre-Sequel is the primary culprit in what I see as confusion about the character arc for Jack, but there is also a game theory video that has really promoted this. The main reason the video pulls off a convincing case is because it ignores basically the entire first game in the series as well as the context we are given by Angel in Borderlands 2. Sure, in The Pre-Sequel Jack continually says he is doing the right thing, but those claims are almost entirely at odds with what he does as well as what we know about him and what he’s done prior to the game. Continue reading

The Handsome Collection: The Pre-Sequel Review

Borderlands The Pre-Sequel I have been having an absolute blast playing through The Pre-Sequel and streaming on my twitch while doing Borderlands trivia. If you haven’t followed me yet, be sure to join in the fun as I do trivia for giveaways and prizes for my followers at certain follower milestones. Having played all three Borderlands titles on the Xbox 360, I am definitely able to say it is my absolute favorite franchise. And I immediately knew I was in for an injection of fun and freshness once I saw just the title screen showing my character after booting up The Pre-Sequel on my Xbox One. Continue reading