Got Borderlands 2 when it came out. I liked it enough to play through a couple times, then I convinced my wife to give it a try. She now considers killing bandits and raiding loot chests "together time". We have all the DLC and have played through regular and True Vault Hunter modes at least half a dozen times, each. Ultimate is difficult but still fun. This sequal outmatches the original in every way: bigger and more colorful world, slightly deeper story, more toys (by which I mean weapons), more extensive skill trees, more side quests, more challenging enemies, and on and on. I can't say enough about it. Just rent it, give it a try, and be ready to buy.