Borderlands 2 features all-new characters; skills; imaginative, diverse new environments with unique missions and enemies; and more exciting and fun weapons, equipment and loot than ever before.Read full description
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Borderlands was a series that put me off for a while because of it's art style. Plus, the first game didn't really interest me in terms of story and gameplay. I just didn't like the Borderlands series. My mind was changed the first time I played Borderlands 2. It improves on the first one in every conceivable way. Better story, better villain, better guns, better enemies, better locations, etc. I couldn't put it down. It's a fun shooter with off-beat humor and an emphasis on cooperative play with friends. This is a game everybody should play at least once.
This is not a game for everyone. I absolutely hated every second I experienced. The story is so boring its forgettable. The game is incredibly linear with load screens all over. The art style and graphics are horrible. The humor is juvenile and ever funny. Not to mention, the gameplay is repetitive and never improves. The only positive I can attribute to this game is weapon customization. Outside of that, everything else is horrendous. There are far better shooters and coop experiences that you can play. This game is not what it's cracked up to be and I wouldn't even waste $5 on it if it's on sale.
This is a looter-shooter, plain and simple. It does that part very well, and can be engaging for hundreds of hours. I highly suggest playing with friends, since it has that MMO feel. The humor in these games aren't particularly for me, but I know some people really enjoy it.
The Borderlands series just keep on getting better and better. I wonder if a new one will be released. Anyways, Borderlands 2 continues with a new tremendous story, with some of the characters of Borderlands 1 still being there. BIG story once again, A LOT of main quests/side quests. It's absolutely what Borderlands needs to have. I completed the whole campaign only as CO OP, and it was absolutely phenomenal. I spent hours and hours exploring places, looting things, killing everyone that came to get me, searching for guns, completing every quest. Playing CO OP is extremely fun as well, don't get it wrong. There are few characters to choose, and each one of them have some special abilities/weapons, and in total, it can work well being a "squad". The graphics feel a bit more... "fresh". Not that they were bad, but it's like the colors, or something like that, that feel... revamped (I mean it in a good way). Shooting mechanics are either improved (opinions vary) or feel the same (I still mean that too in a good way). A lot of challenge is within the game, and of course some of the Steam achievements are nasty. It might push you to the edge to complete them, but as you play and get along with the game, I believe it will be a piece of cake to complete a lot of them. Bosses are not that hard all the time, and sometimes they drop good loot, so, you might wanna not forget checking the loot they give. It still got plenty of humour, as this is a classic now element in the Borderlands games. The Robots are still there, guiding you or giving you quests to complete, in case anyone wondered. Last but not least, Borderlands 2 got some nice DLC's, so, if you find it at a good sale, consider purchasing the GameOfTheYear Edition. I personally prefer Borderlands 1 over Borderlands 2, but it's just a personal preference. Borderlands 2 is not in a any way disappointing or bad. It's very good, and some would say it's "improved in some aspects". Nevertheless, it's getting 5 out of 5 stars from me. Can't wait for a new Borderlands game!
More zany shooting fun, like the original. There are small improvements (winning guns from a slot machine is addictive) but most of the original's flaws are still here - if your friends don't all have similar-level characters then some people will be useless or overpowered (City of Heroes solved that problem a DECADE ago!), only two (of four) players can ride a vehicle (why can't they ride on the side Halo style?), figuring out if a new gun is good is still like reading a spreadsheet (they need to use colored bars to show at a glance how proportionately much better or worse each stat is). And let's talk snipers. I like to play snipers, and Bland 1's sniper character's special ability (setting his pet bird ON FIRE and then sending it to attack an enemy) was mostly useless, but Bland 2's sniper's ability is to create a holographic copy of himself that ACTIVELY IMPEDES YOUR SNIPING by running around in front of you like an idiot. If you want to play a sniper, you should probably make a soldier character so that you can just use his turret to protect you from getting bumrushed while you snipe. I think that the creators secretly hate snipers.
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