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  • 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Oct 23, 2014
    84
    The Pre-Sequel does feel more like a massive expansion pack than an entirely fresh experience, but the new playable characters are worth exploring and the tweaks to the formula have an impact across the entire breadth of the game. You won’t know what you ever did without huge double-jumps and butt-stomps.
  2. Oct 20, 2014
    80
    There is nothing terribly new here, it's got the same old weaknesses and almost no new strengths. But it builds something incredibly solid and lively on its tried and tested foundation.
  3. Oct 13, 2014
    80
    If you're hankering for more Borderlands, then The Pre-Sequel will most definitely scratch that itch. It doesn't really offer anything wildly new or innovative, and plays things safe for the most part, but there's no mistaking the sheer volume of fun on offer.
  4. Oct 24, 2014
    80
    A worthy successor to the main Borderlands series, if a bit rough around the edges. Enemies and boss fights are bland, but this is more than made up for by excellent level design, hilarious dialogue, loveable characters, and an expertly realised, brilliantly Australian world.
  5. Oct 13, 2014
    70
    Repetition and a lackluster story are its biggest shortcomings, but Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is different enough to separate itself from the shadows of its older siblings.
  6. Oct 15, 2014
    70
    Borderlands in Space. A gigantic DLC of the previous games with a couple of new features and some minor flaws.
  7. Nov 17, 2014
    60
    We expect good gunplay and loot from a Borderlands game, and we still got that with The Pre-Sequel. But by expecting a little more, we seem to have set ourselves up for disappointment. Strewth.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Oct 17, 2014
    10
    Must play storyline. Explains everything, and will mess up your moral compass. Were the Vault Hunters the good guys? Fun shooter with a lotMust play storyline. Explains everything, and will mess up your moral compass. Were the Vault Hunters the good guys? Fun shooter with a lot more Humor than the previous games, and some people call it a "dlc", though i, after doing all of the side quests on the first play through, logged 42 hours in. And i play to log hundreds more. IF YOU LOVED BORDERLANDS 2 YOU'LL LOVE THIS. EXPLOSIONSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Expand
  2. Oct 15, 2014
    10
    Great game! More borderlands at a good price. Glad it's on the 360 as I haven't upgraded yet. Still loads of 360 games to complete. BeenGreat game! More borderlands at a good price. Glad it's on the 360 as I haven't upgraded yet. Still loads of 360 games to complete. Been playing Sherlock Holmes, risen 3 and fallout 3 again (for the 3rd time it's that good!) love everything about borderlands universe. Think reviews have been harsher cos there's not a 3 after it. Expand
  3. Oct 14, 2014
    10
    More Borderlands for those who want it. It's that simple. It won't be changing anyone's mind on the franchise, but it delivers what itMore Borderlands for those who want it. It's that simple. It won't be changing anyone's mind on the franchise, but it delivers what it promises to pre-existing fans. I had it pre-ordered, and I am happy with my purchase. Also, the scaling is a major improvement over Borderlands 2, so that's good. Expand
  4. Oct 19, 2014
    8
    I'm giving the game an 8. It deserves a 7, but for fans of the series this is a fresh update on the combat. I think it's more worth 40 dollarsI'm giving the game an 8. It deserves a 7, but for fans of the series this is a fresh update on the combat. I think it's more worth 40 dollars than 60, but its still a good ride. Chest time players should check out the Borderlands 2 dlc bundle first. Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2014
    7
    Since this is the third installment of the series, naturally one has to review this game by comparing it to the last two. What has changed,Since this is the third installment of the series, naturally one has to review this game by comparing it to the last two. What has changed, what is new, what hasn't changed, what should have changed. So If you haven't played, hopefully this will help you decide:

    What's changed:

    Guns - A lot more guns. Lasers have been added which are a nice change. I like that they made Hyperion sniper rifles less difficult to control. The amount of loot to gain is absolutely insane. Thing is, for me, this point is bleh. I don't care about loot as much as I care about skill development, but if you're a loot junkie, this game delivers BIG time. And since that's one of the game's major draws, you should, most likely, be happy with this part. Caveat: A lot of the weapons are the same, snipers, pistols, shotguns etc. So you will be getting a lot of the same too.

    Skills Customization: Better in my opinion. In BL2 I played quite a bit as Zero before having to turn over to other characters because he was a lot more work and time than I had to put into the game. This time I went with Athena cause I like swords and she's a lot better than Zero, and from I've experienced online, even Claptrap's power adds something to the game. Over all I think they did a solid job here. If skill customization was your thing, they made a definite improvement here.

    Gameplay: They added the space jump, which makes the game a little more dynamic, HOWEVER, because they didn't change how you interact with the environment, you may get frustrated with it. Depends on your game play. I do a lot of guerrilla style tactics, and your character still doesn't slide around obstacles easily, so it's EXTREMELY annoying when I'm trying to outmaneuver my enemy and I get stuck by a slight change in elevation and have to jump (and keep in mind you have to moon jump now and butt slam if you want to hurry to the ground and keep from being a floating bullseye). They idn't change a single thing in missions. That can be okay or bad (definitely isn't good as some of the missions make you literal traverse the entire span of a convoluted map to get one thing only to have that thing not be the thing you need and so you have to traverse all that terrain again to finally get what you need) They DID change the speed of your down scope movement, and it's really, really slooooowwww. So if you play the game looking through your weapon sites like me, you'll find yourself heaving your controller up and down and all around to get it to move fast. Most frustrating thing I've ever experienced in a game. Anyone know how to speed it up?

    Story: Like Pirates of the Caribean you shouldn't expect a deep logical storyline. You expect funny dialogue and interaction. Your characters do speak, but their dialogue is poorly done and add to the story in some instance and subtract in others. Each player will decide.

    Combat: For some reasons, it seems like the number of enemies and the rate at which they spawn makes coop almost a necessity if you don't want to feel like you're being punished for daring to be a Lone Wolf. Areas that you killed long ago will suddenly spas enemies while you're fighting a new wave and you'll get killed. So watch your back.

    Score. This game got the score I gave it because a lot of the fixes should have been no brainers, but they chose not to fix them and instead expected gamers to "get over it." Good thing for them my score means JACK SQUAT!!! But at least I get to air my opinion.
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  6. Nov 5, 2014
    7
    Borderlands: The Pre- Sequel! to idealna gra, dla graczy uwielbiających tryb kooperacyjny oraz nietuzinkowy humor. Nie sposób odnieśćBorderlands: The Pre- Sequel! to idealna gra, dla graczy uwielbiających tryb kooperacyjny oraz nietuzinkowy humor. Nie sposób odnieść wrażenia, że najnowsza odsłona serii skierowana jest głównie do fanów cyklu, którzy przy poprzednich częściach spędziła dziesiątki godzin. Nie oznacza to jednak, iż nowi gracze, którzy do tej pory nie zagrali w żadną część Borderlands nie będą się dobrze bawić przy tej produkcji, choć na pewno owe doznania nie będą tak bardzo pozytywne jak w przypadku graczy zaznajomionych z poprzednimi odsłonami.

    Zapraszamy do przeczytania pełnej recenzji na nasze stronie Serwis Projekt Konsola.
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  7. Oct 19, 2014
    3
    Everyone on the moon is literally gay, the dialogue is so poorly written I cringed through half of it, the enemies seem much less imaginativeEveryone on the moon is literally gay, the dialogue is so poorly written I cringed through half of it, the enemies seem much less imaginative than Borderlands 2's, and there are a tremendous amount of bugs and glitches that take away what little enjoyment that I had from playing this game. I got my money back. Expand

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