My god, when I first saw this game I didn't know what to think. Some people seemed to worship it, others seemed to hate because the graphics. Don't let this detour you. this game looks and plays great. the co-op is just wonderful, (reminiscent of left 4 dead.) Borderlands has no moral descisions, no touching family moments, your compulsion is solely toward loot. glorious loot. everytime you open a chest your heart starts to beat and you wonder whats inside... but that aside, Borderlands is simply marvelous. Definitely worth trying (and maybe keeping) this game deserves a 9.5
This game is far from perfect, but when you play it you will find it strangely addicting and fun. Its kind of like fallout 3 except it is more of an FPS. Its RPG elements consist of character stats and leveling and weapon, mods, and shield drops.
Fantastic, spot-on game play mechanics. Striking art style. Dark sense of humor. Well over 100 quests, some complex, some simple, but always fun. The story is thin ( no dialogue trees, & not much by way of dialogue in & of itself, but what there is keeps the game moving right along), but you'll be too busy to notice it too much. Compelling environments. The planet of Pandora is a thing of harsh, unforgiving beauty. The game is not easy, & there are no difficulty options. I died a lot at first, then I cruised for a few levels, & then it got very hard again. That's how the game progresses. If you like to play relaxing games, then this is definitely not for you. This game is far from relaxing -- it's intense & frantic. A few times when I was admiring the scenery I got blind-sided & killed with a quickness. Properly customizing your character's skill trees is essential to succeeding in this game, so luckily you can re-assign skill points during the game for a small fee. Every aspect of this game is dynamic, & you get pulled in effortlessly. I've only played a little multi-player so far, so I don't have much to say about that yet. This is one of a handful of games that are worth spending $60 on. It's just that good.