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GF Rating
7.7

12773 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

Fun post-apocolyptic "Mad Max" style gam

posted by Nosaj3 (OAKLAND, CA) Nov 23, 2009

Member since Oct 2009

This game is overall fun but not that ground-breaking or difficult to master. It probably won't hold your attention for very long.

There are lots of interesting weapons. The graphics have a comic-book feel to them that provides a cool aesthetic. The dialog from the various characters you encounter is humorous.

There is an overabundance of quest content but they are level-appropriate. The problem is, it is far too easy to level-up, and level-appropriate quests become trivial very quickly. Plus, there are a lot of useless quests or quests that are very similar in design. You get burned out on doing these quests relatively quickly.

That is the game in a nut-shell. Overall, I was more or less disappointed because I am huge fan of the Road Warrior, and I thought this game would be more of an homage to that movie.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Borderlands

posted by Dussta (VANCOUVER, WA) Nov 23, 2009

Member since Nov 2009

Rented this title after reading the overview for the game. After several hours of single-player gameplay and even more hours of Co-op, split-screen gameplay (which I'd definitely recommend) I'd have to say this game could easily be a game I'd own. Controls can be modified to suit the setup you're most comfortable with and gave navigation is pretty straight forward.

1 player and 2 player story mode seem to be identical, nice if you want to complete the game with a friend. Levels & trophies (PS3) can be earned with 1 or 2 players. If possible you'll want that extra gun and help since there are plenty of enemies in this game. The story seems endless and the plot will keep most interested. Graphics and art style are unique and really add to the post apocalyptic setting. Bosses are challenging and leveling up can be done as you progress through the game so you don't have to stay in one area repetitively killing the same low level enemies like in some other games.

Cons: Some of the cut scenes can't be skipped and map transitions take a little longer to load. Also if playing split screen your inventory menu cant be seen entirely and you have to use the controller to scroll over it...can get annoying at times. Some levels had frame rate and slowdown issues when there was a lot of firing/action happening at once.

Overall well worth the rent and worth the buy if you want to really take your time with the game.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

dificult

posted by rokozeta (MIAMI BEACH, FL) Nov 20, 2009

Member since Nov 2009

amazing graphics , best thing i have seen, but it dont give you dificult levels.
and the enemies dont die ever, i only played for a while, only if you are a pro can get trough this game.

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