Say what you will about how Borderlands 3 ended but it still can’t beat the original in terms of “mixed” reactions. The final mission sees the player chasing Commandant Steele to the Vault to stop her from opening it. It’s too late of course but instead of treasure, the Destroyer emerges and wreaks havoc, killing Steele and her troops. Eventually, the player subdues it and the Vault is sealed again. Thematically, it makes sense – opening “Pandora’s box” offered nothing but ruin, as seen in Greek mythology. But when the Vault has been hyped up throughout the game as offering some kind of amazing loot (in a looter shooter, no less), it was hard not being miffed at the lack of rewards. It also didn’t help that the Guardian Angel was revealed to be connected to some kind of Hyperion satellite (later revealed to have been part of Handsome Jack’s plan to take over) with little to no context or explanation.