What really sets this game apart from the recent game releases on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, is that Borderlands 2 – developed by Gearbox Software, gives you a rush every time you find or pick up a valuable object. These vary from mods, guns, character models, grenade mods, and weapon class mods. Tons of customization you can do with your stash in this game.
DEVELOPER(S): Gearbox Software
PUBLISHER(S): 2K Games
PLATFORM(S): PS3, Xbox 360, PC
RELEASE DATE(S): Sept. 28, 2012
Borderlands 2 brings back that feeling of playing Diablo, or any other RPG..runescape? Every time you play this game you stumble on something with uncertainty, a weapon alien like. Shortly there after, you are rushed with an intense firefight with your newly equipped weapon, blasting the enemies into pieces. After this happens there’s always that double checking if the enemy dropped a rare colored item; because those are the best. Then once again, what seems like seconds later, you are faced with a rush of enemies again!
Pretty much, this game involves killing your enemy’s with a gun. Almost every seconds in this game you will find yourself aiming down the iron sights. Fortunately, having quick hands, and the combination of environmental destruction transforms your firefight into a sandbox playground – allowing to kill anyone, in any way you choose.
Looking at the past RPG’s, Borderlands 2 is a major step up compared to most. However, we are a little disappointed in the lack of character customization. The thing is, you can only change the skin of your character, it isn’t to in depth for some reason.
Unlike Skyrim, Fabel,Oblivion, San Andreas, where you can have significant character customizations – changing facial features, apparel, hats, etc.. However, in terms of weapon customization, Borderlands 2 is for sure heading in the correct direction. It’s not perfect, however its close.
Just like the first Borderlands, Borderlands 2 offers four classes with each having their own unique abilities. Now unlike the first game, Borderlands 2 has a lot more weapon options that adds to the skill tree.
By this, it allows your character to be much more diverse and well rounded. Don’t forget to use Borderlands 2 Phase Lock, which allows you to create devastating surprise attacks. In addition, these attacks are customized with your unique playstyle.
And if you like customization, then you gotta take a look at Borderlands 2 bad-ass ranking system – which if you try, can take your character customization to the next level; but it comes at a cost. You are given specific task challenged that track things, like your head-shots with a specific class. As you complete these challenges, you are awarded a credit (or token) that you can spend on stats that include: recoil reduction, weapon damage, reload speed and more. If you earn 100 of credits then you will receive some extra needed benefits.
This game is a direct sequel to the first Borderlands, that picks up a little later. You are a new Vault Hunter, you came to the planet Pandora, to hunt for Crocodiles…kidding, you came to hunt for Vaults. Unfortunately, ever since the last vault opened, the Hyperion Corporation and its witty, charming leader Jack, has taken over the planet. You end up in a plot to stop Jack and save the world and its citizens. It’s a little predictable, but its still an awesome game to play – especially on Co-op!