Borderlands 2 First Impressions
So about 20 sconds into this video it tells you to get ready to joy puke your face off…yep, Borderlands is back! It’s sense of humour and comic book style animation really drew me into the space western FPS. The simple charm of 17millions different guns and loot, loot and more loot makes up for what it lacked in the story department. It was not so much an large interactive world but more of a giant playground..with a hell of a lot of toys. So the announcement of a sequel in August got me excited and it has only grown since watching this trailer. From the looks of things there seems to be a bigger emphasis on story involving an uprising against Handsome Jack, who has taken over the Hyperion Corparation with the riches he gained after taking credit for finding the vault. We are also introduced to our 4 new playable characters as well as characters from the previous game with main characters returning as NPC’s. The new characters are awesome with more emphasis on customisation of the special abilities. We have Salvador who has the ability to allow him use 2 weapons at once, Maya is the siren of this game who instead of phase-walking can Phaselock, Axton who is similar to Roland from the first game in terms of abilities…except his turret can be customised to be used at different ranges. Our final character is Zero who is an assassin whose special ability is a stealth mode with the use of a decoy. His melee weapon is a samurai sword. Enough said. Overall this game is shaping up to be a contender for game of the year in my opinion with only drawback so far is having to wait till September to play it!