Reviews by vigilantiast

74

Refreshing Character

vigilantiast | May 30, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2: Psycho Pack DLC

Krieg is a great character/class to introduce to the game at this point. While there is still more DLC to come out it isn't likely to introduce anything truly refreshing about the game. Krieg's melee focus works well and definately brings new tactics to the table of gameplay. Yes, other classes have melee specs but they aren't as flushed as Krieg's are. He's built to tank damage -well actually, hes built to take increased damage- which works in his favor as it only makes him more psychotic and powerful. He truly feels like playing one of the many iconic Psychos that we kill during the game but with far fewer deaths (somewhat fewer). And talking of death he has some fun perks surrounding that which even take the chore out of dying.

The price is a little steep for what is essentially no new content but this all depends on what you more interested in achieving. If you are bored of the games landscape then you may as well wait a while before the final installment of content, if you feel as if your main character isn't quite packing the punch it used to in terms of entertainment then I would definitely recommend Krieg over any of the other classes as he brings such a new pace to the game which many of the other classes struggle to keep up with.

85

Excellent game

vigilantiast | April 29, 2013 | Review of Borderlands Pack

The world of Pandora in Borderlands is synonymous with Pandora from James Cameron's blockbuster, Avatar. Computer generated, beautiful and most importantly deadly. Thankfully, that is as far as their similarities go. The game is difficult to recommend to hardcore fans of either FPS or RPG games -the two genres it mashes together- as it is a little too FPS for an RPG and a little too RPG for an FPS. This is not to say it is a bad thing but perhaps some gamers may find it difficult to get into. Personally, I feel that Gearbox have done an excellent job at piecing these genres together and any loose ends in doing so from the first installment have been clearly cleaned up and improved upon the second time around. I would say though that to a newcomer to the series it may not be worthwhile investing in the first game as apart from a few references in the second there isn't any story to miss out on. If you are a completionist or are just excited about having the full experience then their is no real reason to avoid it. Overall, the two games are excellent and being offered both with all current DLC is an opportunity not to miss.