Reviews for BorderZone [Playfire]


A great little RPG

Cooberstooge | Sept. 13, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »

This is a seriously different take on what happens to the planet after the apocalypse. For once, it's not a land loaded with nutjobs on rusted-out jalopies chasing hapless wayfarers - it's a land of magical and technological possibilities, and where we humans are no longer the kings we once perceived ourselves to be. Adventuring with NPCs is fun, and highly recommended - it massively improves the story, and makes dying a lot less likely possibility. The game looks quite good for a small title, and wandering around and exploring, both on your own and with a party, is always a nice experience. The characters are particularly well-detailed, and each one of them is easily recognizable from quite a distance. The sound is adequate, but for the most part falls fairly flat. Controls are good though, and ensure your adventures are always pleasant ones - none of that "what keys is it?!?!" stuff here. Definitely recommend BorderZone - it's a refreshing take on the cluttered RPG genre, and manages to make the typical post-apocalyptic scene seem new again.



rascallion | May 16, 2011 | See all rascallion's reviews »

BorderZone is, to be completely honest, a decent enough game. Although running around in Terra and looking at all the badly designed places is a not great experience, the gameplay more than makes up for it, so you're left with an RPG that more or less delivers. You basically have to go around fighting people and creatures, learning spells and making a team that will accompany you on your adventures. Fun for a bit, but then you're left wondering if it was worth the money.