Dave2123 wrote:I bought Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition, which had all the DLC and that gave you an increased level cap, but I was already at level 50 when I was only about 75% of the way through the game. It sort of ruined it; games should have a level cap so that you aren't at the highest level when you complete the game. I know this is sort of off topic, but I haven't been able to mention it before.
I don't entirely agree with you (again! What's happening?), I do think you are right in saying you hit the level cap too early in the game, but if you only want to play through a game once, hitting the level cap before the end of the game is essential if you want to explore the powers that each additional level brings. The problem comes when, in the case of the Borderlands games, if you choose to do all the side quests, you can hit the level cap well before you near the end of the game, and then there is a sense of 'pointlessness' as you fail to earn XP for events that you feel you should. But to be forced to play through a game more than once, simply to get to the highest levels, is no fun at all (even more so if the game is no fun to play). Overall I think the Borderlands games have got the balance about right, but I have played a few games where I have failed to achieve the highest levels, even though I have finished the game, simply because I didn't have it in me to carry on with another play-though.