Average User Score: 8.2Jun 21, 2013Having played the original Borderlands to death and loving every moment, I was ecstatic when this one came out. All round bigger, brighter,Having played the original Borderlands to death and loving every moment, I was ecstatic when this one came out. All round bigger, brighter, and... well, bigger... It's a great game, and I've clocked up about 200 hours on it... but it just doesn't live up to the first one. The humor, which gave the original a great deal of its appeal, has been amped up and expanded to include modern internet culture rubbish.
Graphically its a step up. It is definitely a lot brighter and varied than the Pandora we first knew. To be honest I preferred my old, dusty, wild-west meets mad-max Pandora, but hey that's not for everyone I guess and 'more variety' was needed.
Gameplay wise, it's taken a step back. I know it was developed with the co-op mode being the main focus, but you sometimes get the feeling that certain areas in single player are completely unbalanced, needing the whole team to be there to tackle it without 50 respawns and running out of ammo constantly. Some boss battles were ridiculously hard, where others were 'blink and you'll miss it'.
I didn't have any problems with the interface and to be honest, I'm not entirely sure why so many do.
They also tried to add extra longevity sans DLC with the huge number of challenges. Kinda works, although some of them particularly the Vault Symbols hunts are incredibly frustrating.
On the whole, I did really enjoy the game and still play it. I give it an 8, as even though it isn't as good as the first game, I still think it's more enjoyable than the current 'Call of Honor: Black Ops Battlefield' games.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Jun 21, 2013An excellent game. The level design is very clean and polished. The graphics are about as basic as you can get, but don't suffer for it. TheAn excellent game. The level design is very clean and polished. The graphics are about as basic as you can get, but don't suffer for it. The humor is brilliant, with plenty of references to other things (the Portal one had me laughing). The music is fantastic, if you can get the game with the added soundtrack download, do so.
The only downsides to the game are the difficulty is pretty low. Not once did I get stuck and have to rethink things in order to continue. Also, it's is quite short. DLC would benefit this hugely, but I don't think it's something that will happen unfortunately. DLC adding harder puzzles and new abilities would make this replayable. As it stands, once you're done... there is little to bring you back.
I think those who review this badly are missing the point of the game. If you want good graphics and an in depth plot, go play Alan Wake or something. This is a puzzle platformer Indie game, and I think it was awesome.… Expand