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GF Rating
8.5

3617 ratings

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GF Rating
3

Bad

fun-ish, except for when you're not good at games

posted by rajp414 (SAN JOSE, CA) Mar 3, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

So I'll start off by saying, I play games a decent amount, but I have never gotten very good. That being said, I expect to have to attempt bosses like 10 times or so. There was one particular part that I couldn't get on here after 15-20 times, I started looking for solutions on line.

Basically a lot of them said I needed to be at a higher level than I was while attempting to kill this boss. So I decided to attempt some side missions to gain xp and weapons. The game wouldn't let me since I was active with that particular mission. Which was horrible, because i needed weapons with higher damage rates. At first, I honestly thought i kept losing because I suck at games, but nope...so frustrating, I guess if you do side missions at first, it's not a problem, but I tend to do the story, then go off on side missions...

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Very dissapointed

posted by BlaketheReaper (GATE CITY, VA) Mar 1, 2013

Member since Sep 2012

I'm very sad to say I didn't enjoy this game it was a big disappointment I gave it a 5/10 the graphics were sub-par the story was so-so and the game play was lacking to say the least, I liked the first one but to me BL2 failed to live up to my expectations but that doesn't mean you wont like it.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Pretty Good Game.

posted by Hellsing (RICHFIELD, NC) Feb 27, 2013

Member since Aug 2010

First, let me say that Borderlands 2 (BL2) was a good game. However, for those of us who expected it to be a little like the first Borderlands, it was a little bit of a let down.

The enemy AI in the game is a slight improvement, making some parts of the game more challenging for some. However, the first play-through can still be done without needing to add any points to your Skills, or even using them. All you need to do is use cover to hide from the enemy. In the second play-through, the difficulty makes a much larger jump. It turns it into a whole other game.

The storage capacity of your characters is less than in the first game, and needs to be fixed.

The drop rates of all guns, and items in BL2 are at a ridiculously low level. You may kill up to 25, or 30 enemies before anything but money drops. Rare guns, or items have been renamed Legendary. Yet, unlike in the first game, they cannot be used for nearly as many levels before they become useless. In fact, about two levels above the required level to equip them is about the max.

The story is good, and even though you cannot play as the original characters from the first game, they do make appearances.

The level cap is at 50, and as of yet (With 3 DLC and a new character release,) the level has yet to be raised.

True, there were some promises from the developer that were not delivered. Still, the game is a good one. If it was not made as a sequel to the first Borderlands game, it wouldn't have been as big a disappointment to ones that played the first one. It would have been much better as a stand alone game.

If you have not played the first Borderlands game, I recommend playing BL2 first, then playing the first one. Once you experience the drop rates, max carrying capacity, and overall game play of the first one, you will be let down by BL2.

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