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Fantastic FPS game. Highly recomended.
Borderlands is truly a heavy-hitter in the FPS category. Its crisp controls and fun gameplay make it an addicting game. Its easy to pick this game up and start playing, while still giving the experienced gamers a challenge. Great game overall.
Borderlands, a sea of guns!
First off, I love guns. The look of a futuristic gun that shoots laser beams, or a shotgun that fire mini rockets puts a smile on my face like no other. With that being said, there is Borderlands to fill my plate with the need to collect an insane amount of loot and satisfy my craving for murder and death. Borderlands is essentially a game based around a merc who goes on a treasure hunt on a remote world that once housed aliens. The graphics are beautiful (despite the dead planet) and the set locations are perfect. It reminds me of an end of the world/apocolypse type of planet. Mechanics of the game are very user friendly, the interface is simple to pickup, the inventory menu is a sinch and the combat is quite smooth. There are some cons to the game though. For one, you can't in any way alter the look/speed/reload/strength of the weapons you find. If you really want to put that scope thats on your rifle onto your rocket launcher, your out of luck. Second, there aren't that many enemy types in the game, rather there are just different grades of the same enemy. There maybe a small type of dog, but there will be a slightly larger dog of a different color that has a meaner looking name. Driving vehicles can be a downright chore sometimes. Driving along at a good clip and you hit a small boulder and suddenly it becomes an immovable object and you stop on a dime. With the few cons and plenty of plus's to the game, I gave it an almost perfect score. With it's gritty art style, goretastic weapons and the story lines right out of a dark comic, most younger (30 and younger) players will fall in love with Pandora and all of it's inhabitants.Read full review
Slam Dunk Action Packed Game - Little Depth - Renter
Borderlands as gone for a obscure and some would say sticky middle road, not a deep emersive role playing game nor a adrenaline filled shooter. Many have praised it for taking this path, many have laughed at what they believe to be a ridiculous concept. Music: First of the games theme music is flattering not only to the art style but also the game play, words like "aint know rest for the wicked" jingle in my head each time I unload a clip to remove yet another poor being from obstructing my chosen path. Art: Now 2k Games made a big deal about this, they advertised alot of footage to show off there new style game. I however do feel they were just trying to hit another reason why this game is different from the others. Its graphics feel dated and the art style seems to be a cover up for lazy details. That said, it grows on you. By the time you finish your first 4 hour session you will have completely forgotten that its any differently graphically to any other game you've played. Gameplay: This is the core, the heart, the soul of Borderlands. Things like experience popping up on the screen after a kill (much like COD multiplayer) keep you looking for kills, bold read letters of "Critical Hit!" keep you aiming for the head and the "87 Bazillion guns" keep you looting the bodies that drop. For those of you who love leveling up characters, this will keep you entertained... for a while. But thats all part of my final section. The Moan: RPG... Now it's a regularly used term and there are many titles that cling onto the 3 sacred letters to try and project an image of real depth and days of exploring. Borderlands unfortunately does not have real depth. There is no great area that will take you more than a couple of hours to explore, there are no great choices that will spin the game. And to be completely honest there is no significant story, you get no details on a history behind the character you have chosen and there is little detail given to why some people help you to your goals and why your even so eager to get to the conclusion of the story. And unfortunately you shouldn't hurry to there end. Its very disappointing! Conclusion: With creating a game completely different in a time surrounded by well founded sequels (Left 4 Dead 2, Assassins Creed 2, Modern warfare 2) there is always going to be people who ignore it, people who hate it and people who class it as a hidden gem. I can safely declare myself in the latter crowd cheering on the mighty folk at 2k Games. They have put a new franchise out and have already declared that there will be more. I personally can't wait. Simply put: This game is a great piece of co-op fun.Read full review