Way better than the first very smart add-ons. The gun play and loot is still top charts. The graphics are even more crisp and clean. Skill are very fun to grind to get. Overall I would tell anyone who likes fps to get this game
posted by CrkdWookie (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Dec 31, 2012
Member since Sep 2010
If you like Borderlands, you're going to love Borderlands 2, period. It's bigger, it's crazier, the writing is better, it's got an actual story, and the guns - oh, the guns.
Not a whole lot else I can say. It's Borderlands but bigger, better, and more polished. The entire interface has been revamped and you'll have a hard time going back.
My biggest complaint is a very minor one; the main characters are still badly underwritten, being reduced to quips and one-liners and a handful of journals you can find that flesh out their back stories a bit.
The game introduces a terrific villain who ties everything together and antagonizes you at every turn, but in a lot of ways the characters from the FIRST Borderlands are really the main characters. They're the ones that get fleshed out, they're the ones who get all the big dramatic story beats and are deep, rounded characters and not just a collection of one-liners, and they kind of take over the story as it progresses.
So the story is fun, the writing is terrific, but the new characters wind up feeling a bit like you're a featured extra in the background of someone else's story. Hopefully in #3 Gearbox figures out how to flesh out the characters you're actually playing, and not just the previous characters who show up as NPCs and increasingly insert themselves into the plot.