Honestly the combat in these types of games doesn't really appeal to me, so the fact it's watered down is ok with me. I'm good with chasing down the story, as long as it's well written, engaging, and not grindy.
I'm kinda rotating through a few different games right now, but as I get along in it I'll share my thoughts.

I never did finish Borderlands, I should jump back in and give that one another go too someday.

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