To say we love Borderlands here at Green Man Gaming is a massive understatement! To celebrate the fact we have the first Borderlands game in our 2K bundle at the moment we thought it would be a great idea to pay homage to our favourite Borderlands character. Check out our list below!
Alex M – Gaige
“ALLEN WRITE SOME DIALOGUE HERE!”
Borderlands games are about teaming up with your mates for some hot gun action. But what if you need to play on your own? Gaige is there for you! She comes with a delightful robot pal, and a delightful robot arm, so you’re never quite as lonely when your friends aren’t online to help you do some loot runs. Her Anarchy system also means that you can get INCREDIBLY POWERFUL but also INCREDIBLY INACCURATE, but who needs to hit every time when just once is a kill? I love her, partly because her skills are great for me, but also because she would annoy my friends so much as I built up Anarchy levels with her screams and inarticulate power fantasy rages.
Also I made her look like a cool green witch so that helps.
Gina – Maya
Because she’s a badass and probably one of my favourite characters in a video game – now that’s a statement. She’s exactly how I like to play, with the ability to hang back and use phaselocking on enemies, or getting up close with one of the many, many weapons Borderlands has and then acting as the medic by supporting other vault hunters.
Maya’s skill tree is incredibly versatile and I made her into the defensive, long-range character I wanted her to be. Maya works well with other characters, suspending enemies whilst they inflict damage and also lending them a helping hand whilst they run in.
Also a special shout out to Claptrap, for being there every step of the way!
Olly – Zer0
Yes, he is the edgy cyber-ninja that all the under-12s shotgunned before the game even came out; and yes his tech-tree offers melee or sniping expertise, the two most hipster of the specialisations, but after playing Borderlands 2 you realise that Zer0 is very much aware of his preceding reputation. His dialogue is a well-crafted mixture of badassery and self-awareness, and the fanboying nature of the main characters from Tales from the Borderlands upon meeting him mirrors his fans outside of the game. With the sniper skill tree I could headshot every bandit in a camp within seconds, and when I was surrounded I could create a decoy and slip away in stealth. So cool, so edgy. And if that’s not awesome enough, his helmet has a digital projector, which can emit emojis.
Rob – Lilith
Phasewalking was possibly my most favourite power in shooters period (Sorry Bioshock). The fact you can turn invisible and then wreak havoc was great fun. That and if you combined that with Lilith’s Phase Blast, (which was executed whilst entering and exiting phasewalk) you could pretty much launch the perfect sneak attack on any unsuspecting enemy. It also gave you a speed boost as well with was really handy.
What I also like about Lilith was the fact she had that stealth element. Usually in games I would usually go in all guns blazing but Lilith’s powers gave me a nice mix of power and sneak. I also named by first pet rat after her, true story!
Alex E – Mad Moxxi
Those luscious lips, that mysterious top hat, those magnificent…firearms – Mad Moxxi is the non-player-character that launched a thousand cosplays. Witty, sarky dialogue and perfectly done body language make Moxxi the bartender/arms dealer to keep you amused between gun-toting escapades. Didn’t get the gun you wanted? Pay another $50,000, honey, maybe you’ll get lucky! Just one more go…
Have we missed your favourite Borderlands character? Or do you simply want to gush more about the awesome ones we have listed here? Let us know in the comment section below.