- Summary: Learn the story behind Borderlands 2’s villain, Handsome Jack, and his ascendance to power in this new game in the Borderlands series. Taking place between the original Borderlands and Borderlands 2, the Pre-Sequel gives you a bunch of new gameplay featuring the genre fusion of shooter andLearn the story behind Borderlands 2’s villain, Handsome Jack, and his ascendance to power in this new game in the Borderlands series. Taking place between the original Borderlands and Borderlands 2, the Pre-Sequel gives you a bunch of new gameplay featuring the genre fusion of shooter and RPG gameplay.… Expand
Oct 13, 2014The gravity zero new mechanic is more than enough for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to push away any doubt about it being just a big Borderlands 2 expansion. It is true that it uses most of its past elements, but it doesn't weigh down the experience. In addition, the excessive amount of content will give lots of gameplay hours to those who haven't made the gen-jump yet.
Oct 13, 2014Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel tries to shake its gameplay with new, but not always good, elements. Luckily, the core is the same as always, and the game is still very good if played in a group of up to four friends, not that good if you're going to enjoy it solo.
Oct 14, 2014I had it preloaded so I've been up playing it since midnight. If you've played any Borderlands you know what to expect; lots of guns, loot andI had it preloaded so I've been up playing it since midnight. If you've played any Borderlands you know what to expect; lots of guns, loot and laughs. Right off the bat Handsome Jack had me in stitches. Its challenging, so you'll want to team up pretty quick. The community of players is awesome and I imagine Gearbox will be supporting this game like they did with 2 with key codes and DLC, so we will be playing and enjoying this game for a long, long time. In a nutshell, this is more of what made Borderlands 2 so damn fun with some cool new elements, so if you liked that game you'll love this one.… Expand
Oct 25, 2014I bought this game day one and am not disappointed, as a fan of the previous 2 games this felt like a catch up on what happened between theI bought this game day one and am not disappointed, as a fan of the previous 2 games this felt like a catch up on what happened between the first 2 games. I can see how people might find it frustrating whether or not they enjoyed any of the other titles in the series as the low gravity atmosphere can get a while to get used to and if you are ill-equipped then you will not do well and die a hell of alot. The positives are if you want a well designed shoot and loot with tens of thousands of weapons, a fair and balanced system for joining peoples online games with plenty of action from start to finish then you will most likely enjoy it. Negatives would be a slightly less than good framerate, textures can take a while to load in game and a few glitches that can get you or your car stuck in the scenery.… Expand
Oct 27, 2014I didn't like the game when I first started playing. I thought the missions were drawn out and boring and that the overall story wasI didn't like the game when I first started playing. I thought the missions were drawn out and boring and that the overall story was pointless. By the end of the game all that completely changed. I played through the game with Athena, Wilhelm, and Nisha. Athena and Nisha I thought were great new characters with unique skills but Wilhelm played too much like Gaige from Borderlands 2. Laser and cryo weapons have replaced the slag weapons and personally I think they're much more fun. The new Oz kits allow characters the ability to double jump and butt slam enemies. Also the game allows players to use the grinder to combine three useless weapons to make a better one. My biggest complaint would have to come from the fact that a lot of the side missions take forever to complete due to the fact that there is a lot of walking between waypoints. Also I find it weird that the game looks worse than Borderlands 2 which came out over two years ago. If you're a hardcore fan of the Borderlands universe I think that you will enjoy the Pre-Sequel although I would recommend waiting for the price to drop.… Expand
Nov 11, 2014I enjoyed this entry into the Borderlands series, but the style and look of it are aging to me. It feels a bit like they are riding theI enjoyed this entry into the Borderlands series, but the style and look of it are aging to me. It feels a bit like they are riding the popularity rather than expanding the game outwards. I am glad this studio has a new title out, because they need to keep developing new I.P. They are good at it.… Expand
Oct 29, 2014This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's good... not great by any means, but pretty enjoyable. Better than Destiny, but not as good as Borderlands 2. Most people aren't big fans of the low-grav system but I have thoroughly enjoyed it, and it is not nearly as difficult to control as they would have you believe. Sure the world has less fast travel and lots of walking around, but you can move much more quickly than in the previous games with low-grav. This does have its downsides though. I went through most missions with little to no combat, and even with doing all the side missions I was pretty underleveled at times.
I did enjoy playing as recognizable characters, and the addition of character specific dialogue was wonderful. Wilhelm is a lot of fun, sure his active is essentially the same as Gaige's, but slowly turning into a robot (and his voice changes all robotic) is really cool. Claptrap is really great if you are playing online, and the dialogue responding to him, particularly from Jack, is often pretty funny.
I did not run into any major bugs other than one where some enemies fell through the floor. Luckily Wolf was more than capable of taking care of it.
The humor is all pretty much intact, but there is far too much sexualization of characters. Pretty much every character you are introduced to in this game is gay or a child, and it is fully up to your discretion to decide on if some are both. Did anyone need to know if Hammerlock was gay or not? Definitely not, it doesn't add anything to his character, and is overall worthless information. Then there is Janey Springs who every time she is involved with dialogue is either saying she's a lesbian or hitting on any and every female character in the game. As a whole I do like her character, the children's stories are enjoyable. I just figured they were building up to some joke or something with the overt homosexuality, but it didn't go anywhere.
I am waiting anxiously for the DLC, and lets hope Gearbox edges out 2K australia as time goes on. Not that the game isn't enjoyable, but as far as Borderlands titles go this is a pretty weak entry. I would say it is better than the first one if say both came out at the same time, but this game should have shown many years of progress that the first one didn't need.
Anyway quick list
Low grav (not to everyone, but for my own list it is a good addition)
Laser and cryo weaponry
typical Borderlands humor and pop-culture references
The new characters are enjoyable
I like the backstory on Jack and his hatred of Vault Hunters
Not enough difference to make it a good standalone title
Attempts to be unnecessarily political (you and I both know that was the intent)
Although few in number some bugs can be damn near game-breaking. I was lucky to be Wilhelm.
Not releasing on the new consoles will severely limit the games potential
Some pop-culture references feel very forced and as such lose a lot of the humor
To me Australian accents can sound abrasive.
"Screw you Toby Van Adobe, you have my only soap"… Expand
Nov 17, 2014Foi um jogo que eu esperei bastante pra sair pq eu sou completamente apoixonado pelo borderlands 2 e gosto muito do 1 e nao bem como explicarFoi um jogo que eu esperei bastante pra sair pq eu sou completamente apoixonado pelo borderlands 2 e gosto muito do 1 e nao bem como explicar mais esse faltou alguma coisa tipo aquilo que faz viciar assim como o borderlands 2.… Expand
Nov 2, 2014Borderlands the pre-sequel, it's a clear statement from 2K, it's just more borderlands with different story and a different set of characters.Borderlands the pre-sequel, it's a clear statement from 2K, it's just more borderlands with different story and a different set of characters. Telling the story of how Handsome Jack became what he was in Borderlands 2.
While the story was somewhat good, I can't help but notice plot holes, not going to mention them, but, there are. Now, on to the discussion of why such a low score.
First, it's a much shorter game than Borderlands 2, that includes the world and the pain that is moving trough many maps without a fast travel station nearby.
Second, stupid side missions, nonsensical and downright stupid side missions are back.
Third, weapons, many of the "legendary" or orange weapons are back, and while they do say that there are millions upon millions of weapons, at the end of the day, you will just want the rarest weapons.
Fourth, story, while it was somehow new of how the story was being told, it would have been better if the character you choose did some narration or had a special ending, not told by drawings. Everything is centered on Athena, even if you do not choose her as your character.
Fifth, ending (no spoilers), this game was released with content that may as well could have been dlc for borderlands 2. Also, I can't help but feel that this game only existence is to mention yet another borderlands game coming at some point in the future.
Bottom line is, don't pay full price, wait for a special sale with all the dlc (that will come) at a better price of ... $5 dollars, that's what this game is worth anyways.… Expand