In a conversation with Official Xbox Magazine, Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford claimed wandering the blighted wastelands of Borderlands will be “less boring” than Fallout 3. Commenting on Borderlands’ decidedly action-oriented focus, Pitchford took a dig at Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic shooter, whose critical acclaim does not extend to the less than stellar real-time combat.
“I understand why we do those games [like Fallout 3] but I don’t know – do we want that? I think that game could have been much better if it didn’t have a single dialogue tree,” he said. “Honestly. And if it was more action-orientated, and if the shooting was better.”
If Borderlands doesn’t live up to all this tough-talking bravado, I don’t think Pitchford will survive the critical hit to his ego.