It took a while for this to sink in, but I’ve just realized Borderlands takes place on Pandora. If you’ve seen the movie Avatar, which, judging by the ticket revenue, you have, then this should come as a bit of a shock. Of course, in an infinite universe, we’re bound to run out of names and have to start reusing them for all the planets we find, and the fictional universe is probably even more infinite than the real one, but still.
I have to take some issue with this, if only because of the discrepancy here. I mean, when a clever but deceitful Viking tourist board named the nice forest-y place Iceland and the big glacier Greenland, they had to be congratulated on forward thinking. But here we have a contrast between a beautifully rendered paradise world trying to kill you most of the time and a beautifully rendered wasteland world trying to kill you most of the time.
Actually, when I put it like that, it doesn’t seem quite as underhanded.