Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition
This is my FAVORITE game by Far.
LOVE this game been playing for months and still learning new stuff and still drawn into it like the first time I played it. Even named my Harley after one of the players "Maya". I will play this till the end of my days. Really looking forward to "Tales from the borderlands and anything new that they may have to offer. I am a loyal follower of this game.
This is my first review, So bear with me
Alright, so everyone can remember the bore that was Borderlands yes/ The large vast brown on brown, with occasional muzzle flash. Well that is no longer an issue with Borderlands 2. i'm a casual gamer, who is 20 years old and I'll go through on either or not the DLC bundle is worth the buy. ~Graphics~ The first thing anyone notices, is how good the game looks. Now, i'm not a fan of comic book style art in video games. but with borderlands 2, it fits. I can see Pandora(The planet the game takes place on) and the cast being a giant comic book. However as well as that works, there are some minor graphical tearing issues, and whenever people speak to you they just wave their hands and arms around. Along with them looking very odd if you stand to the side of them and they look right at you, almost breaking their neck in the progress. But the things that are supposed to look rusted, look rusted. The shiny, look shiny. ~Sound~ The game sounds great through a decent pair of headsets, or a nice tele'. ~Control~ borderlands go for the default controls that mimic a Call of Duty game. With it's iron sights, and using B(or O) to crouch. however, the amount of control layouts surprised me. From Angelic(Halo style-esqe) to Nuke(Duke Nukem style) And the amount of options, from changing the sensitivity from X and Y was amazing rather then having looking up or down to fast (a problem for me in Call of Duty Ghosts) i can leave it at default, and be happy spinning around doing 360 no scopes :D' ~Reply Value~ This game is the KING of replay value. Not only do you have 4 different characters. Each character has it's own style of being played. From being a sniper who relies on staying out of the way, to the 'Gunserker' who runs in with two guns blazing. With the DLC you get yet another TWO characters to increase the fun. However, the story and dialogue basically stay the same with each playthrough. And the random gun loot can be frustrating time to time. From giving you OP weapons and making the area boring, to giving you a bad and making the area nearly unbeatable. ~Overall~ overall the game is great alone once or twice. But for real replay value, grab a friend or two. Like most games, it needs to be played with friends.
I ain't claping cuz its a trap.
I like the shell shaded art syle but it does work as well as other classic Shell shded games like The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker & Skyward Sword. Instead off bringing the game to life with the art style like they did. It makes the game feel lifeless and everything looks the same hurting your depth proeption. Its very simlar to the first game in the serise. The levels are a bit bigger and more lively but still feel lifeless and dull. It a repeative loot co op shooter. But all the Classes play almost the same. And even if this game comes with over $50 worth of DLC they is still more to milk you dry. This game also has awful language. They curse God and every thing and as a Christian playing this why my family was in the room that really made me feel unconferible. The story is poorly wrighin and inmature. The boss fights are awful and its to easy. Also if u want to play with a friend online u really can't unless they are around your same level and in the same part of the game. This really limts the community for this game. This is not my kinda game. The gameplay is a mindless soulless task shoot reload level up repeat for hours. It depressed me. The RPG elments really add nothing to the improve the Strategy. Its just to say hey u better not traid in this game yet u still haven't unlocked all of the passive abbitys for this all of the characters. They are a lot of gun in this game but they are only different types of guns with randomly genoratied characteristics like different scopes more less damge range ect. I traided this in cuz it felt like a Skinner Box. And it was not worth my time. They are better things to buy. Also the game feels flooty an dull. the neon colors also hurt my head in this game. So yeah. This SUCKS.
Skyrim with Guns
A little info about me before you read my review, I'm a 20 year old gamer who thoroughly enjoys playing video games. If you want a review of this in one sentence, this game is definitely worth the money!
Now for the fun stuff!
While I admit I haven’t finished the story mode of this game just yet, this game is very well done. There is a little bit of back history from the first game (the characters from the first game make appearances in this game), but it’s nothing to be too concerned about; I didn’t play Borderlands, but I can still follow the story from this game. The reason I have yet to finish the story is due to all the side missions. As you will learn from playing this game, there are A LOT of guns, armors, mods, etc. to find and gain via side quests. A LOT! Not wanting to miss out on a possible awesome weapon, I complete just about every mission. So far, I’m well over half way and the story has had its share of twists and sentiments. Mainly, you’ll laugh over the crude humor or ClapTrap’s ridiculous comments or other random conversations you’ll hear on the side. I would recommend completing some of the side missions because they can be quite helpful when completing the story’s main components. Whether it is getting extra money, experience, or guns, these side missions are meant to help you explore the world of Pandora.
The gameplay mechanics of this game are very well done. It will take a little getting used to, but the learning curve is very easy. I pick up games pretty fast, but I would say this is no different than playing any FPS for the first time. What really makes this game shine is the amount of options you have while playing. While in my review of Call of Duty Ghosts I said I liked simplicity, this game does an excellent job of giving you A LOT of options. It will take some time to level up in the game, but it’s not that painful considering you can spend all your skill points on one of the skill trees or spread it amongst the three. While money is in the game, it’s used more early on when you don’t have that good of weapons; later, you will be using it to either by ammo or reset your skill points trying to create the ideal soldier fit for your playing style. Basically, think of this game is “Skyrim with guns”! Here Borderlands 2 gives me more options than I need; yet, it doesn’t force me to do anything, but rather forms to my playing style.
As a gamer, I want to get the most bang for my buck, considering I don’t buy very often. I took a gamble on Borderlands 2 and boy did it pay off. Even though this game is meant to be played with friends, I still revisit it and play alone. I haven’t really had the opportunity of playing this game with more than one other person, but even then my friend and I were having a great time. The other nice thing is once you beat the game, or even if you’re only partially through the story, you can create a new character (selecting one of the starting load outs). If you do play with friends, I either suggest everyone starting from the beginning or allowing friends to catch up to the same level as you. Now I’m not saying if you are level 18 not to play with a friend who is level 20; but if you are level 9 and trying to play with someone who is level 27, don’t be surprised if people have to keep reviving you. If you plan on playing this game alone, I suggest starting with the commando class (his ability to lay down a sentry gun REALLY comes in handy).
This is the first game in a long time that wowed me because of its originality, creative humor, interesting visuals, and fun gameplay. It perfectly exemplifies why the game’s producers spent years (not just one like the Call of Duty franchise) to create an excellent game. Honestly, Borderlands 2 set the bar high for many FPS games and I would say it is easily one of the best games for the Xbox 360. If you are looking to break away from the Call of Duty or Battlefield norm, Borderlands 2 is a different, but great change of pace. Pandora waits for you to explore!
Greatest game of all time
i've never heard of a game called borderlands until i got on xboxlive and the day of there release. i had 99 friends at the time and about 35 of them or more were all online playing the game. so i go to school the next day and everybody talking about like the new cod game was out so i decided to play it myself........ i was on my xbox for about 48 hours which is two days and fell in love with this game. the game is funny and entertaining.The game has like 1 milliongazilliontramendaliziulon amount of guns and don't let me get started on the dlc's because i'll be telling an entire life story so any gamer that likes FPS and RPG's and also shootin and lootin pick this game up now this game shouldn't even be 60 dollars it should be higher than that.
A Blast To Play With Friends Or Alone
When i first got this game it was amazing by itself. The gameplay was amazing, the music at times was repetitive, and the replay value was tremendous even without the dlc's or extra content. I recommend the gotye to any one who wants a good deal or just does not have reliable internet connection(like me). It is an overall amazing game.
A Good Deal
I bought Borderlands 2 before it came out and I've already bought the DLC's for it since the game of the year edition, so I don't have any reason to buy this one. However, I would have loved to have this deal if I hadn't already bought the game. I highly recommend buying this game because it saves you money on the DLC's (which you'll want, trust me) and the overall game is amazing! Even without the DLC's, you will spend hours on this fantastic game. :D
I have thouth of it this way
If they release a second set of the dlc disc you know the stuff they did not include the first time on to another dlc add-on at about 29.99$ by adding on the 1doller stuff and the golith add-on and the level add-on then i would give it a perfect 10
Good but killed it for me
If you are going to call it a game of the year edition then add ALL THE DLC FOR THE PEOPLE THAT DO NOT HAVE LIVE. I think if they just did that maybe i would enjoy it more
The Wait Is Over!
I've been waiting really long for this to come out, and it's finally here! This is surely going to be worth the money and the month wait. I'll be getting my hands on this as soon as I can.