Great game, but not perfect.
The game is definately worth getting if you are a fan of RPGs' or Shooters since it is a nice blend of the two genres. The game is very well done with noticable hints towards film as well as other games. (i.e. Mad Mel). I think they did a good job overall on the game, but some things could have been done better; and to all the gamers out there avoiding this one because of the graphics, you are really missing out. One thing I think they could have done was to have more voice acting as far as the missions go, often times I wasn't really sure what it was I was doing, or why for that matter. I know it would be bothersome to have voice acting for EVERY quest, but if they did it for the main story I think it would be well worth it. The co-op can be a little buggy as far as voice chat goes, but overall it is very enjoyable to play with a friend. This is a GREAT game, but I don't think its the "one" that perfectly blends the Shooter and RPG genre, we will just have to keep waiting for that one.
Awesome FPS/RPG Combination
For all of you guys wh owondered what it would be like if you can combine a FPS like Halo or GOW with an RPG like FInal Fantasy or WOW, then Borderlands is for you. What I mean by this "combo" is that you are playing a shoot 'em up forst person shooter, with all the fun that entails, but you also have a character that you are developing along the way. For example, in a normal FPS, you find a gun, you use it; not the case with borderlands. Here, your character has to be at least a certain level to equip certain weapons or accessories. You earn XP points from kills and completing missions which in turn increase your Level. The missions are fun and challenging, I recommend you complete as many of missions that are more or less at your level (no matter how mundane they sound) as you will need the XP points and Level Ups to combat some of these bad guys. All in all a very fun game. It's a lot more fun than I expected and my brothers and I have been playing online - we're hooked!
Its very different from any other game I have played. The graphics are different than your average game its more comical than any thing else. The gameplay is amazing it has a wide variety of missions and places that you can go to and there isn't anything like smashing some bandits head in a shoot out. The bosses are hard and intense so don't think that your going in there and going to kill the boss easy. The special abilities are very useful on occasions like when 2 rocket turrets are on your tale. here are all special abilities: scorpio turret- have some extra firepower and coverage from your turrets shield and in a later tense you can shoot rockets out of the turret . Phase walk is good when your over run with spider ants AKA spants or when you need a quick escape. blood wing is a good ally when it comes to long range distances he can kill enemy's with a single peck.XD. and berserk lets you punch enemy's with brass knuckles . I can just go on and on but it wold take forever so by the game its cool.
Lets hope you have some friends...
I've played this game extensively both solo and in a group of 3 or 4. Solo, the game is marginal at best. Playing in a group is where this game shines.
You get 4 classes each with three skill trees and a class specific power.
Classes and their special skill:
Bezerker (Tank): Bezerker Rage: extreme health regen along with super powerful punches that can one shot many normal enemies
Soldier (DPS) Turret: Deploys an upgradeable machine gun turret
Siren (Elemental DPS) Stealth: Turns invisible and enhanced speed
Hunter (Ranged DPS) Bloodwing: Attack falcon attacks enemies
All of the classes are good if used properly and if you are in a group, 1 of each is far better than using the same characters. Basically, they were made to compliment each other and the execution is brilliant.
If you have a few friends that want to go through the game with you, you simply can't afford to miss this RPG/FPS hybrid.
Borderlands is more than I expected.
Borderlands is a very good looking, stylish FPS/RPG with a ton of guns and I mean a ton, with mission/quests to do to gain exp to lvl up your character. The guns are very fun to use and the controls are just great to use, they are similiar to FEAR2 shooting and Cod4 knifing or melee and running ability. You get to first pick what character you want to play as. Each character has different skills and prefer different weapons. Such as Guy with Rifles/Shotguns, Guy with Snipers/Revolvers, Guy with Explosive weapons and Girl with SMG shooting burning or shocking rounds of ammo and other odd weaponry. Player Customization only gives you the option to change the default characters color like clothes and hair and to change their name. The gameplay is very very fun and satisfying, graphics are very well presented and the story is somewhat pulling you in. If your a FPS fan and like the idea of lvling up shooting the heck outta everything you should definately get Borderlands.
borderlands is awesome it is my second favorite first person shooter i know of and own for my ps3 call of duty mw2 is first than borderlands it goes stratight in there with my favorite videogames these are not in least or greatest or anything ok and these i own Red Dead Redemption, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, God of War 3, Grand theft Auto IV, Madden 10, and Little BIg Planet , Uncharted 2 Among Theives and don't forget one of the best Borderlands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Borderlands has over a million guns shotguns pistols snipers machine guns and more guns that are not modern like electricity guns and more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Borderlands is like a must buy it is awesome i curtenly recommend it it is very bloody when you shoot heads off or shoot anything and when things are dead you can keep shooting them and make a real bloody mess!!! Borderlands is the perfect game
GREAT GAME minor setbacks
First of all, im not a regular RPG player, so im not going to review that much of that part of the game. controlls are spot on. doesnt get much better as it holds up with the best of the best. story line is the most lightly existant thing in the entire game. the story has 1 badbunny cutscene in the end and the beggining and thats about it. the ending is terrible. where this game shines is its combat tree custimization, variety of weapons, and quests. some quests are dull but they also range to outrageously exciting such as boss battles. as a co op game, this is perfect for online and offline. the great thing about this game is when you beat it you can choose to go to a 2nd playthrough. in here you restart the game EXCEPT you keep you level and tree a long with your weapons. the great part is that the enemy levels up so its a challenge all over again. the level cap is 50 but when you buy a add on it raises up to 61. overall i think its a game everybody should buy.
BEST GAME PS3 WILL EVER HAVE
OK, first of all, I have NEVER been into shooters. But when my aunt showed me this games..... I FELL IN LOVE. Now I'm saving up for a ps3.. just so I can get this game!!! The graphics are sweet, weapons kick serious butt, and the character have freaking awesome abilities. You can turn invisible, throw a demon bird to kill for you, and even deploy a turret. OK, so the "climax" is a great disappointment, but the overall game makes up for it, and then some. Even the weapons have abilities such as regenerating ammo, elemental chances, and so much more. You can get shields that regenerate health, mods that regenerate ammo, and more. Another teensy weensy downside is the super long loading time between worlds, and starting the game, but other than that the game is very responsive, and makes up for it. Also, the DLCs are awesome. And if you're up to it, and you find the glitches, you can make the game be perfect for you. So if you ever get a ps3, get this game FIRST!!! not second, not third, and definitely not never!! You know what? you might even wanna get it before you even get the ps3
When i first played this game it was at my buddys house we played for like 5 hours straight i thought this game was the best FPS in the world.once i got home i told my Dad if he would buy it for me and he said sure once i got the game i wanted to play the game so bad i got home went into my room and played intil my eyes got red!! the story is incredible the guns are awsome theres varios guns such as shotguns, smgs, revolver, (my personal faveorite)acid guns and shock guns and alot more you can choose between 4 charecters with unique abilities such as berserk ,scorpio turret,phase walk,and bloodwing this game has an insane number of guns and you can also drive cars the online mode is the best were you and 3 other buddys of yours can play together in missions or just level up and destroy cars!this game is the best game i ever played ingorne the bad reviews this game is totaly worth buying and you wont regret it trust me!
Great game, poor two player screens
The game experience itself is wonderful, except for one thing. In the two player mode/split screen...all of the maps and information were designed for one player screen. So, you see half a screen, have to scroll up and down, and can even not find some of the needed screen settings. It took us a while to realize there was a backpack with picked up guns because we could not see all of the screen. You have to press select, and then R1 to switch from map to backpack which is not obviious unless you see the entire screen. Using your stick you can move up and down the screen to see parts of the screen that was designed for a full screen. That said, the guns and abilities are pretty cool. A bird that flies out and kills your prey. Guns that not only shoot your target but light them on fire. Bezerk power that allows you to get into a WILD fight with MANY opponents and thrash through them while keeping up your health. The story line is weak, but it is not about the story. It is honestly about the guns and abilities. Enjoy