posted by Landers (LAKE ISABELLA, CA) Nov 17, 2010
Member since Nov 2010
gamers (90%) found this review helpful
I, myself, with alot of others do not have internet needed for xbox live, meaning we must play games for campaigns/coops. Which has put people like me searching for long lasting games to keep us occupied. This game has fully filled that, It's very fun, lasts for hours upon days, and never gets boring till the end.
The best things was the length of the 2 playthroughs, It takes hours and days of time, and requires you to plan, train, and have a very good time. Another great thing that made it over-the-top was the guns and classes, there were hundreds of different styles and guns. You could go all sniper, and all damage ratios to help it, or go all shotgun, or mix between the 2, or many different styles, not including the hundreds of elemental helps, damages, fire rate, and more.
Basically, summing it all up, This is one of the best games offline, and still a great game online.
If you are a fan of FPSs like myself, and can't stand laggy controls found in most RPG style games (IE: MassEffect 2, Fable II, etc.), then you will love Borderlands. The game is definitely meant to be played with others, but this game is more then enjoyable as a single player as well.
The loot system keeps me coming back for more, and the battles ramp up difficulty at just the right pace, that if you don't beat an enemy on your first try, you can usually go grind on some wondering scaggs for 15 min. and return powered up enough to take it down.
--My only wish is for a teleport system, since enemies respawn once you leave an area, which often means that returning to a point in the back of a map to re-challenge a boss requires you working back through all of the grunts you've previously killed.
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
I didn't expect much from Borderlands when I received this game but I have to say that this game really took me by surprise.
The missions, the shooting, the loot, and the thousands of different weapons are what really make this game fun. I also recommend playing this game in co-op with the max amount of players. The enemies multiply and really force you to work together as a team. It's just great fun!
Now that I said that, the game has some glaring flaws as well. First off, the story is all but non existant. Yes, there is a main plot but you really don't care about it. All of the side missions are text based and most of you are probably just going to skip reading and just activate the mission. At least if the missions were explained through audio logs, you might actually take an interest in listening to what the person has to say.
I've also read some gamers complaining of "broken" achievements. I haven't experienced this myself but many others have from what I have read on forums associated with the game.
There are also some graphical and technical issues that could be fixed but all in all, don't really matter much in the grand scheme of the game.
I know that if anyone reads this they are probably wondering how I gave this game a "9" yet, I harp on the negatives more than the positives. I can't really explain it myself. I just can't seem to put this game down.
For me the game excels in "fun" while it may struggle in other areas. I just can't get enough of it. I highly suggest that people at least give this game a try.