Good mix of RPG and FPS elements and great writing
posted by iHazWepon (WEST PALM BEACH, FL) Dec 16, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
Having never played the first Borderlands but having heard good things about it, I decided to rent this game as my first Gamefly rental since it had just come out and what can I say, this game is good. The controls are tight, gun swapping is simple and the vehicles handle nicely. The storyline, while not exactly engrossing and it didn't make me want to find out what happened next, was written well and was very funny, the characters are great, even the protagonists who take a backseat in the dialogue to the NPCs were alright. I spent a good amount of my time in this game trying to figure out which guns were best to use and constantly swapping out new guns and selling old ones, you'd probably have more fun/get more time of actual gameplay by just swapping out and using only a couple of guns at a time. The enemies were pretty original, each with their own weak spots and designs, although as you level they begins to reuse some of them, which is a given in any RPG. Overall great game!
-Cool art style
-Cool enemy/NPC designs
-Diverse levels and enemies
-Solid amount of story and side missions
-Handsome Jack is one of the best and most hilarious protagonists I've ever seen
-TONS of guns
-TONS OF GUNS
-Weak customization for characters and vehicles (3 things you can change about your character, 2 types of vehicles w/ 4 diff. weapons in total)
-For such an original game that offers so many types of guns I wish they're could've been more original or special types of guns (ARs, Pistols, SMGs, Launchers, Shotguns and Snipers available, nothing special)
>Almost no form of melee combat (1 melee attack) or any other way to hurt enemies besides guns and grenades
As a gamer people expect Call of Duty or Halo or any other game but this game, this game had it all. It's the perfect first person you would want. The characters were amazing and funny. The game really never ends. I rate this game 9.50 out of 10 stars.