Borderlands 2 (Review)


The First — Borderlands game came out in 2010, I bought it day one and I was very excited for it simply because I was obsessed with the words RPG and post apocalyptic and that was the buzz around the game, the reviews for the game was pretty positive back then and that was also a good indicator that am going to enjoy Borderlands and I keep hearing on phrase over and over which was “The Diablo Shooter” and that wasn’t such a big seller for me since I didn’t play much Diablo 2 and Diablo 3 wasn’t out yet but still Borderlands had enough to keep me hooked, and when I finally got it it was even better than what I set myself up for it was a real shooter not the on-rail bullshit that Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 was, it was a good RPG with interesting classes and quests and loot, and it was a good game with an interesting world and characters perhaps the story could have been better but still it was very good, the game did well and Gearbox quickly begun developing the next Borderlands game and I was very excited for it, I remember when this trailer came out and I was Hooked! all I wanted was the game, but sadly due to the fact that I was half alive in 2012 I passed on it, kept telling my self I will play it soon and never did and soon the Vita version was announced last year and I told myself I will play that version and that one turned out to be crap so last week I downloaded Borderlands 2 on PS3 and jumped right in, the following is what I thought of it after 44 hours of continuous gaming


first of all the game plays very well, it looks and sounds very very well the cel shaded graphics hold till this day and the game has a good soundtrack with some very awesome voice acting, one very cool thing I noticed this time around is the writing which quickly became the highlight of the game for me for it’s humor Borderlands 2 is very funny to a point sometimes when I got a call from Jack or anyone I forgot to pay attention to the rest of the game and focus on that only it is a shame your character is silent because I would have loved for this to play more like Mass Effect and less like Skyrim but still can’t complain, more goodness from this game is the diverse amount of enemies you encounter and that also makes your stay in Pandora very memorable.


you gotta know something very well while playing Borderlands 2, the game is difficult and you will get killed a lot luckily you have an arsenal of over a million randomised guy at your disposal to tackle these hard times with, from element effect weapons (Electricity, fire, slag, explosion, and poison) to special powers based on your class and so on, it is up to you to know how you will take on these challenges and you will also run out of bullets…OFTEN! so upgrade your weapons as much as you can


in the end, I believe Borderlands 2 in a brilliant game packed with content and humor and guns to shoot people with and it looks like Gearbox is looking into expanding the Borderlands universe since the 2nd game sold so well they have 2 new games set in the world of Borderlands coming this year Tales from the Borderlands a game by Telltale and Borderlands the Pre-Sequel a prequel to Borderlands 2 and Semi-Sequel to Borderlands 1 is set to hit the shelves later this year


Author: Aza Jabar


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