Borderlands 2: Initial Impressions

Everything’s better.

Greetings, dear readers. I was lucky enough to play the sequel to Gearbox’s “space western first-person shooter/action role-playing video game” on launch last night, and was quite impressed. The graphics, (I updated my GPU for this one, too) at first glance, have gotten way better, and there’s a frantic fluidity to gameplay that builds on the first one. The characters have more personality, and the first game’s weak plot isn’t here, there’s some solid storytelling, too. The procedurally-generated guns have way more things to them, too.

I only have two issues that I miss from the first game: the action keybind fails to reload like it did before, and the loss of the radar down below has me kind of lost in combat, until I get used to fighting without it.

This game is unbelievably pretty, and with an application that takes screenshots at intervals, I might just journal my adventures through Pandora here.

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  1. Posted September 19, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Sounds like a game thanks for sharing this.

  2. Posted September 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    you are a good review-er for gaming …keep working :D , Nice post

  3. Posted September 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Well written piece, thank you.

  4. Posted September 30, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    still not got into this, I must sometime

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