posted by zombieorc (GRASS VALLEY, CA) Dec 8, 2009
Member since Mar 2008
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
In Borderlands, you’ll take control of one of four treasure hunting mercenaries in search of the mysterious vault.
Each of the treasure hunters have their own unique abilities that can be upgraded using experience points that are accumulated throughout the game.
Borderlands core game play is a unique blend of a conventional role playing game and a first person shooter. You will accumulate experience points and loot for killing enemies which can be applied to your characters skills and used to buy supplies and gear at ending machines throughout the game world.
One of Borderlands most unique features is the random gun generation game mechanic that will create new and different guns each time you find one. The guns are rated on a rarity scale which is color coded in the game. The rarity scale starts at white, being the most common, and goes up to orange, which is the rarest.
Another feature that sets Borderlands apart from the crowd of FPS is its gorgeous cell shaded graphics which make everything in the world appear very colorful and gives the game a look all of its own.
The controls are tight and the button layout resembles the layout of most FPS currently on the market. However you can also change the layout in the options menu if you like.
Borderlands is one of the most unique and addictive games currently on the market and I highly recommend it to RPG and FPS fans alike.
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
I was allways getting of sick of playing really good FPS and wondered why they only lasted 6 hours. I assumed it was because of Xbox 360 was holding the PS3 back due to its lack of a Blu-ray drive. Why would anyone want to pay $60 for a short game. PAY ATTENTION CALL OF DUTY, AND GEARS. Granted both games are groundbreaking, but Borderlands re-writes the book on how a game should be done. Great textured 3d mapping, and intuitive gun play among other things makes this game perfect. The unreal engine really creates the gameplay.
Anyways I won't rant and rave, because I share the same sediment that all these reviews covered. It's the first game I have played in over 10 years that has kept my attention. It is better then any other FPS out there period. Its like playing Gears of War or seeing the Matrix for the first time.