borderlands games

Okay but

Playing through Borderlands again has reminded me how important of messages they put into the games. Sure a lot of it is crude and raunchy humor but there are some important undertones that are really cool to see:

-multiple cases of characters shutting down misogynistic attitudes
-breaking down the friendzone illusion
-shutting down the “nerd gatekeeping”/bullying of others
-powerful female leads from playable characters to NPCs
-loads of LGBTQ characters across the games where the focus isn’t their identity but things like relationships are casually mentioned

Plus a bunch of other little tidbits of info scattered around. It’s really nice to see in a video game setting which is normally where the worst of the worst insults and offensive comments happen. Anyway, just thought it’s been overlooked and was worth mentioning. Now to fight raid bosses