Launch into the Borderlands universe and shoot ‘n’ loot your way through a brand new adventure that rockets you onto Pandora’s moon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
Discover the story behind Borderlands 2 villain Handsome Jack’s rise to power with a new cast of playable characters, including Claptrap and some of the series’ most iconic bad guys! The Pre-Sequel gives you a whole lotta new gameplay featuring the genre blending fusion of shooter and RPG mechanics that players have come to love.
Float through the air with each low gravity jump while taking enemies down from above using new ice and laser weapons. Catch-a-ride and explore the lunar landscape with new vehicles allowing for more levels of destructive mayhem.
So grab a friend (or two, or three), strap on a rocket, and take off on a brand new Borderlands adventure!
BRING MAYHEM TO THE MOON
THE RISE OF HANDSOME JACK
A NEW CLASS OF ANTIHEROES
Other Requirements & Supports:
Initial installation requires one time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, directX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only). Windows Imaging Component (Windows XP 64-Bit only) Internet connection and acceptance of Steam™ Subscriber Agreement required for activation. See www.steampowered.com/agreement for details.
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The Good: - Gravity mechanics are hands down fantastic. Adding verticality to the mix allows for some very fun and interesting options in gameplay. Being able to 'fly' around while shooting enemies that are also off the ground, then power slam back to the ground, damaging enemies nearby makes every character much more reliant on motion and positioning. It's hard to go back once you get the hang of it. - There is more loot than ever to satisfy your hunger. Air masks, grenades, etc all have new and exciting ways to bring mayhem to the fight, and that's really the main thing this series needs. It's great that this edition nails that. - The story is fun. It's not needed, of course, but it's nice that it's there. The Bad: - The characters this time around have....bad skills. This was a major problem in the first title as well, and a lot of it this time comes down to how unpowerful the main cast feels. Maybe after a while Athena will feel awesome, but initially it's just bad. - The bosses become borderline quit inducing, especially the final boss. It completely changes the way the game is played, and really relies on a bunch of very boring, very non shooter platforming, and each time you die you have to start over. It's a VERY long fight too. - Yeah, there's too much platforming in the game. It's cool to have the verticality, but to be forced into platforming like it's 1999 FPS time is bad. Died a lot from this. - Borderlands 2 is just better. As much as I want to love this title for all the improvements it brings, the people behind this game (2k Australia, not Gearbox) just don't know how to handle the fine tuning of the game. Maps are more confusing than ever (not a new problem), cars STILL handle awfully, and deaths STILL feel really cheap. And this is the third game in the series, where is my randomly generated raid? Gearbox had a better handle on a lot of the little things, and it shows. This is still very much worth playing, and there's a lot of meat in the game, and I very much like it, but it's just tiding me over for BL3.
This game was sort of a disappointment for me because I didn't much care for the story. That said, I loved the gameplay and the trademark Borderlands humor. The whole game is a little shorter than Borderlands 2 and feels like it could be a major DLC. I liked the new setting, characters, abilities, and cryo elemental quite a bit and had a lot of fun with my 25 hours playing it. This game is a must-have for Borderlands fans, but is the weakest in the series.
As someone who has put 120 hours into Borderlands and Borderlands 2 each, The Pre-Sequel is only worth playing for the story. If you're new to the series then it's a perfectly fine game, but I have outgrown the formula of loot, guns, and more loot. The writing and humour is still top notch, so if you haven't played this series before I would recommend this one.
Played Borderlands 2 and discovered one of the best villains there is in a video-game? Want to find out what turned him in what he is today? Well now you can find out! For the very low low price of [insert current price here] you can follow Handsome Jack on his adventures on a moon! Jump around and gasp for air while you uncover a vast new moon, full of native species, that will most likely try to kill you. Certainly worth buying during a sale!
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is the third installment in the series and after such a masterpiece that Borderlands 2 was it was either hit or miss when it comes to this game. While everyone was expecting The Pre-Sequel to be as good but sadly it turned to be a solid but not a brilliant game. It's still Borderlands, diablo and first person perspective mix, this time in space but really, don't expect the quality level of B2!
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