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.
All time Best Game
What can I say about Borderlands? Well This box is way to small. Borderlands 2 as well as it's older brother are funny, quirky, sick, awesome and beautiful all in one. I have personally played through this game 7 times. If I could have given it an 11 I would. It is Call of duty, Skyrim, Halo, Battlefield all in one.
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!
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
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.
Co-Op RPG? I think yes
To anyone who has not played Borderlands and enjoyed RPGs, you are missing out. This game features an in-depth skill tree and super addictive loot system that is the spine of all modern RPGs. But what truly shines about this game is the CoOp. Up to four friends, probably the ideal amount for most console gamers, can play together through an expansive, well written, funny and chaotic world and have a blast. The game of the year edition is an absolute MUST BUY to anyone who has not experienced this game. I have played well over 100 games in my life and the Borderlands series is the only one i have purchased DLC for. RPG or Co-Op Shooter fans, purchase this game.
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
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.
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.
best game i've played i awhile
the game is fenominal great sound, visuals and game play. the characters and bosses are funny even the pause screen talks if you wait long enough.the game of the year edition has hundredsof hours of game play and replay abilty if you you do all side content try to get all legendary weapons and do all dlc's that are included not to mentiont the crazy Easter eggs and secret stuff there are .overall great game for starter gamers and hardcore gamers . WARNING NOT A GAME FOR KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 9!