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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In itself, this "Pre-Sequel" is merely okay. But it's still worth it to get this title. If anything, it's worth it to complete your library of Borderlands games.
Just like the games before it, you take control of one of four Vault Hunters, and you shoot your way through waves of bandits and psychos. However, this game does have many different features to it that make it unique like: -Lazer weapons. A very welcome tool for your arsenal. -Cryo weapons. They slow enemies and makes them vulnerable to melee attacks. -Low gravity. Now you can ground pound! -Grinder. You can now grind lower rarety weapons into better weapons of a higher rarety. Another noticeable change is the vending machines, which now allow you to buy purple and orange rarety weapons. The gameplay is identical to the last game. The only new thing is the new Oxygen system. You have a bar which starts to drain when you are outside the oxygen field for too long. Then you start to suffocate. The story itself is a little shorter than BL2's but I have really enjoyed my experience so far. It kinda feels like a huge DLC (for Borderlands 2) and you should definitely buy it!
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel sheds some backstory on Handsome Jack and how he went from being the good guy to becoming a psychopath like in Borderlands 2. Most of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel takes place on Pandora's Moon and occasionally, on Helios the space station. The art style in Borderlands: The Pre Sequel is almost the same as Borderlands 2. The game still has the cheesy Borderlands humor which, honestly, makes me happy that they kept that. Like Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a shoot 'em up, shoot first ask questions later kind of game. The base game is as good as Borderlands 2's base game. Unfortunately, the DLC of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is absolute trash. Note, the numerous amount of DLC for Borderlands 2 was the reason people kept playing the game. If the 5 DLCs (ONLY 5 DLC) of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel consist of 2 new character DLCs, 2 new arena DLCs, and 1 new adventure DLC, (this is the DLC that brought people back over and over to play Borderlands 2) there is almost no fun coming back to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to play it again either on different difficulty modes or the same difficulty mode depending on if you bought the adventure DLC and one of the arena DLCs to unlock the different difficulty modes. TL;DR: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is good to play once or two times. It is not as fun as Borderlands 2 due to the lack of new adventure DLCs.
If you haven't played Borderlands 2 yet, I highly recommend at least playing through the main story of that game before picking up this one. The game takes place on Pandora's moon, Elpis, and just like the games before it, you take control of one of four Vault Hunters, and you shoot your way through waves of bandits, psychos, hostile wildlife and an entire military force to open a vault. However, this game does have many different features to it that make it unique, and a lot of returning features.
A way less inspired game trying to ride the train to success that Borderlands 2 was. First of all, this is not a bad game. If you liked the previous Borderlands games you'll find almost all the elements that made them so popular. The problem is, I played Borderlands 2 like more than 200 hours and was a bit tired of the Borderlands universe when Pre-Sequel was released. I played it like 20 hours or so, just in case you are curious. The problem is Pre-Sequel looks like a long DLC instead of a new complete game. I didn't feel like looting, exploring and repeating the same areas over and over again. Pre-Sequel features new elements, but all those new features were exactly what I didn't like about the game, starting with the new Oxygen system that doesn't allow you to explore areas as you should and continuing with the new unnecessary weapons (laser based). But Pre-Sequel is even worse due to the fact that it has the same structure as Borderlands 2. It is as if they had taken the whole game and just redesign the visuals. About sense of humour, one of the big reasons why you should have played Borderlands 2, this is not how you do it. There is an obsession for jokes and puns that makes this humour far from natural. Pre-Sequel is a good game, but I didn't like it for personal reasons. If this is your first Borderlands game you will love it. If it is not, you won't find anything new as happened with 2 regarding 1.
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