I had to go back and play borderlads 1 due to the fact I skipped over it. I loved it right away. When borderlands 2 come out, I jumped on it with both feet. Leveling was easier in the respect that you knew where to go and objectives were more defined and easier to track. I cannot wait to play the x-pac add ons myself. Even if you are not a 1st person shooter dude (or dudette) it is fun.