posted by VysseEnzo (CHULA VISTA, CA) Oct 31, 2009
Member since Jul 2009
Many may not realize but Borderlands isn't the first game to try and make a love child out of a first person shooter and a role playing game. Tabula Rasa tried the idea a few years back with huge failure. They made it third person for one thing and just ruined the entire gameplay. Borderlands made this new type of genre not only work but made it extremely enjoyable by making more than a first person shooter and more than a role playing game. The game plays just like Call of Duty as far as controls go which is great for me since I have those controls done pretty well which made it an easy transition. The game adds the usual RPG elements of picking up missions, killing enemies around your level (or higher if you dare enough), gaining experience for missions and killing enemies (and also challenges on this game which adds a new edge), looting off those enemies, buying weapons, buying health, buying ammo (ammo works like you think it does and boy does it run out alot), and exploring the lands. So this game already sounds great right? It gets better. This game is what you could call a MOFPRPS (Multiplayer Online First Person Role Playing Shooter). While it is not an MMO you can go online with up to three other players to play through the lands of Pandora with friends (whether your making them right then or it is your best childhood friend). While online you can challenge anyone in your game to a duel at any time or go to the arena for a more rule-based challenge. Overall this game is enjoyable in a great number of ways you can rent this game but I would suggest buying it.
Picture world of warcraft style questing, diablo loot and character development, while playing a first person shooter and you have Borderlands. I played co-op split screen with a friend and solo mostly. Co-op is very fun and keeps you at it for hours. I would have to say one of the greatest spilt screen games I have come across. Playing solo can get a bit boring later on in the game because quests start feeling repetative. (run over here collect/and or kill this and return) Online play can be a bit difficult if you are grouping with randoms due to having to find someone around your level. Although, area matches are a fun break from quests. If you like FPS games and lots of inventory/character managment Borderlands is definitely worth trying out.