Borderlands Game Of The Year
Best Game of this Gen
This game is 10 out of 10 the best game I've ever played. Yeah, they just released the sequel to it back in September, but I'd play this before the second one in a heart beat because the amazing appeal it has. AND the second one is just as amazing if not better.
Best Co-op Game
I played this wonderful game with my brother for days. The Campaign was fun and it had the type of graphics that made the game unique. The DLC will make you playing for even more hours out of your time. The story was one of the best story mode's I have ever played. DEFIANTLY RECOMMEND THIS GAME.
THE BEST GAME EVER ALONG WITH SKYRIM!!!!
This is definitely my favorite game which is tied with Skyrim because it is so fun and funny and overall a really great game. I would get the game of the year edition instead of the regular one because you get the add on packs which give you a whole lot of more game story and they just add more awesomeness.
Borderlands is a first-person shooter/role-playing game hybrid that features cel-shaded graphics, a Diablo-inspired loot system, 4 player co-op, and a refreshing sense of humor. You play as one of four mercenaries who has come to Pandora in search of a fabled hidden cache of wealth, alien technology, and more known simply as 'the vault'. Prior to the start of the game, several mega-corporations settled the harsh planet in hopes of finding the vault but have since abandoned their search. One of these corporations, Dahl, has recently left Pandora after suffering numerous deaths and misfortune. Only Dahl's head researcher Patricia Tannis still remains, absolutely convinced that the vault is real.
The game begins as the vault hunter steps off a bus and arrives in the peaceful makeshift town of Fyrestone, where their search takes an unexpected start with the introduction of a mysterious 'guardian angel'...
The visuals are well done. The cel-shaded art style is unique and refreshing. Character models are nice, and the environments are vibrant and detailed. Animations are smooth and the textures look good, though they do pop-in occasionally. The day/night cycles really show off the beauty of Pandora.
The audio is solid. The background music fits well with the setting, and gets uptempo at the right time. There are great sound effects in the game, from the growls of skags to the roar of elementally charged bullets. The voice acting is particularly well done, even if there isn't nearly enough of it for an RPG.
The gunplay is satisfying and the role-playing elements are reasonably deep. Hit detection is solid, guns are varied and unique, and the driving sequences feel legitimate opposed to lazily thrown in. Enemy AI is disappointing, and the quickly respawning enemies can make the combat feel repetitive.
There is no player choice nor anything different about the missions from one playthrough to the next but with four unique classes, the experience of coop vs solo play, a ton of side quests and challenges, and a new game plus mode to boot, there is plenty of reason to justify playing through Borderlands all over again.
The cel-shaded graphics definitely stand out. Environments are detailed, colorful, and the day/night cycles are a nice touch. The voice acting is well done (though there's not enough of it), the sound effects are crisp, and the music jives with the setting.
Shooting mechanics are solid, the RPG elements are reasonably deep, and unlike many other games that have tried to emulate the fun, rewarding experience of Diablo's innovative loot system, Borderlands manages to succeed in this regard.
The game is roughly 25 hours long including all side quests, and the difference between playing alone and with others is like night and day. New game plus adds replay value to game, as does the fact that there are four different classes to try out. Each one is unique and fills an important role in a team yet still manages to be quite capable on their own.
The controls are tight and responsive. Even the driving sequences are well done despite vehicle sections being lackluster in many shooter games. The autosave feature is nicely integrated, the menus are streamlined and easy to navigate, and the game is an absolute blast to play with friends.
While its understandable that a Diablo-esque game would have timed enemy respawns for hostile areas, Borderlands often has you moving through those same areas time and again, killing the same enemies repeatedly for increasingly less experience. Its a minor complaint given the nature of the gameplay, but it can be an annoyance...especially in solo play.
This is a game clearly designed for co-op and as such, solo play feels somewhat slow-paced. There are also some areas/missions that are unbalanced when playing alone, making the difficulty unintentionally spike at certain points.
The story is definitely not one of the game's strong points. In particular, the ending leaves a lot to be desired. Gearbox could have done more to flesh out the plot and actually develop the primary NPCs a bit. As it is, they are little more than quest givers with very little dialogue beyond minor characters and generic enemies.
Enemy AI is predictable and relatively easy to outmaneuver. They either charge headlong at you, or hide behind cover and try to win a battle of attrition. It adds up to make the combat pretty easy if you're facing adversaries of comparable level.
Final Score 8.6
Borderlands is a very unique game. Nothing about it is innovative, but everything it offers is solid and all of its elements have never been put into a single package before. Cross a first-person shooter with an RPG, give it unique cel-shaded graphics, Diablo-esque looting, and 4 player co-op and you end up with a fantastic gaming experience that will appeal to fans of shooters, RPGs, and those seeking a game with a deep and rewarding multiplayer component.
Old and Still More Fun than Most
This game has aged very well, and it shows now that part 2 is a month old that it had a great base to start from. Borderlands is everything described and more. This game brought a whole new spin on what a FPS could be and did it almost all perfectly. The only things not perfect: 1. The graphics style is very cool, but did have its flaws, not a problem though. 2. Sure gold ended up having no use, but who cares as we had everything else we needed. 3. If you played online, with latter DLC the mod capabilities meant most people just overpowered everything and it got too easy. Play with groups you know to avoid. Near perfect game while being truly original, pick this up and play through if you are getting part 2. If you are not getting part 2, whats wrong with you?!?!
This game is great but not what I expected after what my friends said about it. This game is a definite buy for fans of shooters who can take a brake from military shooters. I like that its funny and exiting at times. A minus about is it gets boring and skags get annoying. It also really lacks a story. Overall this is a great game with 8 out of 10
if you like games where you can go around and cause chaos this is the game for you. Just go out in this vast area of pandora and find the vault of mystery
Amazing Multiplayer experience
Pros: Extremely fun multiplayer, original comic book art style, millions of awesome guns,great mix of rpg and fps action, great humor.
Cons: The ending is a little disappointing, and the game can be very frustrating.
This is a great game. I would defiantly
recommend playing multiplayer, it is a
lot more fun than doing it on your own.
The game might lag a little but it nev
er froze on my 360.This game is
amazing and it is refreshing break
from playing military shooters Cod
Extraordinary, exciting and clever.
This game left me speechless. I bought this game thinking it was going to be like any other ordinary game, truth be told I am still sitting here dumbfounded. There are endless possibilities of guns--ones I never would have even thought of using. I highly recommend this game to players who get passionate about the story lines. And the story continues into Borderland 2, which is also a very extraordinary game! But it, you wont be disappointed, I guarantee it.
the perfect game for procrastonation
let me tell you a little something about borderlands, if you start a game you wont want to start. my brother played through it 13 times (not includin the unfinished ones).