Review: Borderlands 2

 

If you’re waiting for a review to decide whether you should get Borderlands 2 or not then you’re making a mistake. Close this web browser and run to your local store that carries the game and just do yourself a favor and purchase it. Don’t think about it, don’t wait for a sale, just don’t even hesitate and get it!

So, originally I did not jump on the Borderlands bandwagon due to my mild addiction to World of Warcraft. Actually I was highly addicted to the game at the time but that’s not the point. When I finally got sick of paying fifteen dollars a month for Blizzard’s MMO I picked up the Borderlands game of the year edition. I had a blast since it felt just like World of Warcraft except with guns and a different art style. My only problem was that I jumped on the bandwagon so late that everyone had jumped off and on to other games like Mass Effect.

Borderlands 2 is the pinnacle of addiction. I find myself dreaming, doodling, and craving moments at home playing it at this point. The story line is captivating and I find myself laughing at almost everything that is said. The new Borderlands takes place five years after the first one with a whole new set of vault hunters pitting out to find the hidden vault and destroy handsome jack who is in control of Pandora. I don’t want to give much away but I do have to mention that one of my favorite parts has to be when  you meet a demolitions expert named Tiny Tina. Once you meet her you will understand why I have said this and will thank me later. Also something to mention about Borderlands 2 is how much pop culture references there are in this game. Everything from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the YouTube sensation Double Rainbow will also keep you coming back for more.

This game has so much for you to explore from frozen caverns to desert terrain. You can even take some time out to explore even further in all the areas to locate all the Vault symbols for extra Badass Points. Wait, what are bad ass points? Well, its a new system Gear Box added to Borderlands 2 that gives you tokens for doing random things like killing 100 Skaggs or completing a mission with out dying. Once you get tokens you can use them to boost your stats a little from fourteen choices. This is another reason why this game is so addicting. With a few new additions to the guns and some that didn’t return you also may enjoy the collection this time around. I have been having some fun shocking people or setting them on fire with my rifle. The multi-player this time around is fantastic. Probably one of my top multi-player games just because of how people can jump in and out of your game, if you have it set for this option, and you can voice chat even in the loading screen. It’s like a dream come true when you really think about it!

Gear Box seems to have done it again with their sequel to the 2009 Borderlands game which had sold over 4.5 million games, more than they had anticipated. I can only imagine that it’s successor, Borderlands 2, will sell just as much if not more by the time they come up with something else that will suck me in. I recommend this game to everyone out there that owns a PC, Xbox 360, and a PS3. If you don’t own one buy one just to play this game because I am that dead serious about it being that good!

 

RATING: 10 out of 10

 

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