Tiny Tina's Wonderlands excitedly includes a feature observed in Elden Ring - illusory walls. The recently released Borderlands spin-off Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is regarded by some as a catalyst for the revival of the franchise, incorporating the crass humor and artistic style of Borderlands with Dungeons & Dragons-like tabletop roleplaying aspects. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands was released as an Epic Games exclusive on March 25, and reviews have been generally positive.
After Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, giving Tiny Tina her own tabletop-inspired game where she plays Bunker Master makes sense for the franchise. In Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, players will have to deal with Tina's rambunctious and hilarious personality while she consistently changes the course the player must take. While developer Gearbox and publisher Take-Two Interactive are known for their chaotic titles, Wonderlands combines the looter-shooter Borderlands concept with high fantasy aspects, providing a fresh experience for fans. From the looks of it, players are loving the general absurdity, even creating quirky custom Tiny Tina's Wonderlands characters. Due to the D&D-esque concept of Tiny Tina's, there is an abundance of content for players to discover and many are excitedly sharing their finds with other fans.
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands players have discovered shocking yet familiar illusory walls during their gameplay. Polygon writer Mike Mahardy highlights this find during their experience, stating that the tinkling of Lucky Dice (that gives the player loot and increases their chances of finding higher quality items) led them to heavily search the area. After Mahardy explored for a decent amount of time, they discovered a slightly hidden sparkling wall that when hit with a melee attack revealed the Lucky Die. While the illusory wall is not necessarily surprising in a mythical environment like Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, it is a feature that has become quite infamous in the gaming community since it is found frequently in FromSoftware games like Elden Ring.
Elden Ring's notorious illusory walls are a lot more subtle than Tiny Tina's Wonderlands and have been known to fill players with dread. Since they are so well disguised, Elden Ring fans frequently joke that it could be filled with faux walls that hide secrets behind them. FromSoftware games have made illusory walls a staple in their titles from Dark Souls to Sekiro, so the inclusion of the walls in Wonderlands could definitely be a nod to the Japanese developer. However, illusory walls did originate with tabletop role-playing games and that is the basis of Tiny Tina's Wonderlands.
Tiny Tina is a beloved character in the Borderlands franchise and her latest breakthrough is striking and lively. Unfortunately, Wonderlands is plagued by progress-saving issues similar to its predecessors that have caused a majority of the negative reactions to the action-roleplaying shooter. Fans have high hopes that Gearbox will repair this issue soon, though, and they can safely play through hours of the whimsical experience.
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.