Most games these days are done-in-one experiences that offer little replay value and focus more on tacked-on multiplayer. The original Borderlands and its sequel however, were lengthy forays into the wilderness of Pandora. And you can expect the same kind of length in the Pre-Sequel.
Is the world ready for Borderlands 3? Probably not. But is it ready for an interquel, dubbed Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel? The answer to that, is a definitive maybe. The curtain was finally pulled open yesterday on the new game that is being developed by 2K Australia. Here’s what you can expect to find in the missing chapter of Borderlands.
I love internet conspiracies - they are fun and silly and outlandish. My favorite are all the Half Life 3 fake mathematics to prove that the game is actually coming. But Gearbox isn't going to let you do that to Borderlands 3. It just isn't in development.
Tequila often leads to strange pairings, as any bartender or bar fly can attest. However, at last year's Spike VGAs, it helped bring Telltale Games and Gearbox together, eventually leading to that strange love child that will be Tales from the Borderlands.
Can you believe it, we're in the top half of the list! Have you agreed with us so far? Are you excited about the games we've yet to name? Or do you just know we're going to troll you all anyway? Nah, not really. Just remember that these games are selected because they made us happy this generation of gaming - nothing to do with sales, scores, metrics or other mumbo jumbo.
I’m honestly quite conflicted. I love Borderlands unequivocally. Very little of that has to do with the story though; it’s all got to do with looting and shooting. I love Telltale equally; their adventure games tell some of the best stories in the videogame medium. I’m just not sure the two will work together.
With a GOTY edition of Borderlands 2 on the way, what better way to celebrate a year of loot ‘n shoot than with a look back at one of the most frustrating bosses ever created for a game? I’m talking Terramorphous the Invincible, several tons and hundreds of meters of Japanese sex-tentacles and bad attitude. And I finally beat the bastard.
Borderlands 2 is one of the few games where I actively use the co-op feature. A team of vault hunters travelling around Pandora is actually pretty damn fun, thanks to the dynamics that exist between a group of four different players. But that’s the team-based deadline right there, as you’ll never be able to expand your squad beyond that quatro limit. And there’s a reason for that.
Last year, we made Borderlands 2 our game of 2012, and at the rate that I’m still playing the game, it might be a 2013 winner as well. The latest DLC has injected some new life into the game, but developer Gearbox isn’t done yet as they’ll be bustin’ a level cap in yo ass soon.
Alcohol, the cause of of and solution to all of life's problems! Even though my monthly intake of the bitter liquid is around zero litres per month, plenty of folks still down a cold one on a Friday evening. And the only thing better than beer, is some Borderlands 2. But combining the two of them? Worth the eventual drunken shenanigans I reckon.
Even though it got off to a rocky start, the Borderlands 2 DLC has been worth repeated trips back to Pandora so far. The latest one, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep has been particularly well crafted, tying several loose ends together in a fantastic take on Dungeons and Dragons. What a way to end off a year’s worth of DLC, right? Wrong!
No, not that kind of freaky, ya perves. The latest DLC for Borderlands is out today, and with it some more moichendising! Ever wanted to be a Borderlands character, but lacked the necessary cell-shaded facial muscles to go with your custom gun set? Well then your troubles are over, as a pair of masks have been released.
So who’s still playing Borderlands 2? I’ve already embedded my controller firmly into my TV as I struggle through Ultimate Vault Hunter mode, but dammit, I’m still hooked. And that’s just with one character. There’s still four more to get through, and as of next week, there’ll be a sixth.
For all the hate cast towards Gearbox for their mismanagement of the Aliens franchise, you have to appreciate all the effort they’ve put in to making Borderlands 2 a better, bigger game. Season pass holders have already been treated to 3 bits of expansive campaign DLC (two of which weren’t rubbish!) – and soon, there will be a fourth.
PAX East hit gaming with a vengeance this past weekend, and one game that was in the highlight crosshairs, was the shoot ‘n loot Borderlands 2. New details were revealed for that fantastic sequel, including a new Vault Hunter, DLC, new game modes and an increase in POWAH. More after the jump.