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Borderlands Review.

Posted in comic, news, Old memories, Uncategorized, Videogame, videogames with tags , , , on 11/01/2009 by Titus


Like what I did up there? (leave comments below.) When you see a demo of Borderlands you will see that it’s a cel-shaded pack of awesome. I knew that the game would be great, but never this great.

After the great intro that gives you a basic back story to what your character looked like before they grew up; images of them as kids looking like the way they are in the future, like a story book. Then it goes into role call, with a great song. The video goes through the people in which whom you can choose to play as

After I popped in the game I thought that the game was just going to be what it is from the beginning. something very predictable and repetitive, but to my surprise it’s far from that. Borderlands takes place on the planet Pandora. The planet is nothing pretty. Infact it’s almost savage and dangerous. And to survive you have to be savage and dangerous like the wildlife and those who in habit the lands. If not known for it’s dangerous wildlife Pandora is known for is the Vault. No not like the one from Fallout. This Vault is better! For those who reach it can have riches, women, power, technology and the power to rule over Pandora. Your character is hunting for said Vault, but your not the only one. An army called The Crimson Lance, borderlands-crimson-lance

which you fight near the end of the game. Now the Vault can be open every 200 hundred years and this is your chance to open it, but only if the Crimson Lance doesn’t get there first. Like every rpg you fight petty, weak enemies that over time gain strength and the difficulty level gets turned up. Now many say that this game is the first in First person role playing games. This is not true. Fallout3 is. But what Fallout 3 lacks Borderlands takes on. Multiplayer, skill resets, thousands of guns, insane amounts of enemies respawning, arenas, Humor, great references, four classes instead of a thousand, special abilities, so on and so forth. Now the humor if the game is great and funny the bosses have these intros that are great for a laugh

The enemies are randomly generated much like the guns in the game. Yet they are still put there so that you still get the ones that you are suppose to get. For instance: You can be fighting skags (alien dogs) when all of a sudden you have to fight a Badass Fire Skag. Shit goes down randomly, but awesome all in the same way. The guns are amazing some guns have elemental powers like acidic, fire, electrical and explosive. You have to stratagetic about what guns you use, what shields you purchase and where in you put your points in your skill tree. Some enemies are resistant against thier own element so be smart about your choices.

Multiplayer is amazing and never gets old. You can join your friends whether they just got started or need help finishing up the final boss. The fun never ends. I always want to play multiplayer so that I can level up and see which achievements I can get through it. If you dont have live or playstation network then there is always split-screen, but that’s never any fun. You can choose from four different classes, but you and your friends can be the same class so in the multiplayer department is lean. When you have your friends join your game the difficulty level jumps up abit, but alone there’s not much of a challenge.

The game has a few kinks to works out, but when you play this game for a couple of days and your addicted like me you dont care or give a rats ass. The comic book styling is great and never gets old. But the pop up isn’t entirely bad. If you have Xbox Live then you’ll get an update that will fix these problems, but if you don’t then your shit out of luck. Things get blurry, but the fix themselves out. There are a few glitches like for example. I was  in an arena, but I only fought one enemy…that was it I was trapped in that arena until I committed suicide.

The game is overlooked and is something that you should buy. The game is a must buy. The game has another feature that allows you to play over again once you beat it, but honestly I wouldn’t have enought time for that when I kicking ass with my friends. Sure many great mainstream games are pouring for the holidays, but this game is something you shouldn’t pass up. Dont rent it unless you have three weeks to rent it for but even so you shouldn’t rent it no matter what. I give this game 5 psychopathic midgets out of 5….oh wait that’s right there’s midgets in the game you can kill…