Borderlands 2 Review
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:57 pm by KENT HAMMER
Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K Games
Welcome to Pandora, You are truly in for a running, gunning, rooting, tooting and looting experience of a lifetime!
Borderlands 2 is not just a game, its a way of life for me now. If this was an episode of Red Dwarf it would be “Better than Life”, because you just never want to leave.
Today I was playing online with my brother and some mates and we all went the whole day without remembering to eat any food or peel ourselves off the sofa to get a drink or even take a pee!
This game takes grip and does not let go.
Its bigger and badder than the original and I smegging love it!!!
This time around the story is set five years after the original. We have 4 new vault hunters battling to free Pandora from the clutches of the Evil Handsome Jack!
Handsome Jack wants to waken an ancient alien evil only known as “The Warrior”.
You can choose to follow the story alone or play upto 4 player online co-op and 2 player split screen or a combo of both. I have played through once on my own where I really drank in all the storyline and laughed at all the awesome jokes and funny shit that happened. Plus I have another play through with a different toon that I use for online co-op goodness.
The characters offer great scope for variety in gameplay and are as follows-
First up we have Axton the Commando whose special ability is his Scorpio Turret that he can throw down and it will unleash all kinds of hell on the enemy while he fires away too!
Secondly we have Zero the assassin who can go invisible for a few second and escape or attack an unsuspecting noob from behind! He has a samurai sword on his back and can cause awesome me-lee damage with this badboy.
Now onto Salvador the Gunzerker and my personal fave, he is not a people person! Dual wielding mahoosive machine guns and blasting the feck out of everything in his way. Nuff said.
Finally there is Maya the Siren. If you like chicks who take no shit with full body tattoo's then she is your girl. But I don't wanna be around when you ask to see her slag tag!! In a blink of an eye she can phase you into another dimension. Gulp!
They are adding a Mechromancer on DLC quite soon and there are rumours of even more toons to follow, Happy days!
You will be pleased to hear that your friend the hilarious Claptrap is back again in this title and he cracks me up! There are even rumours of some chick Claptrap in bikinis, but you have to look hard to find them. Not that I would want to oil their trap for them of course, ha ha.
This adventure is all about killing and looting, always looking for better weapons and shields and mods for yourself. It can be abit of a bun fight when you see a purple drop in the distance and you all run over to claim it first. But sharing and trading is also rewarded as is healing your fellow vault hunters.
In fact this time you get rewarded for virtually everything you do in the form of Badass points!
Kill 100 of those, heal your mates 50 times, get 100 purple helmets, you get the picture.
I loved the first game and this one is far better. Truly my game of the year so far by miles!
In fact I so overchuffed with it that I am going to buy it again on PS3 in the new year just to play it all again. You don't get better than that sunshine!
Drum roll please................I am going to award this new way of life 10 claps out of Trap!
Buy it or live the rest of your miserable weasely existence as just another minion.
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