Another great installment in the Borderlands franchise, the Pre Sequel takes things to the next level with a fantastic story, great characters and new innovative gameplay, which will make you jump for joy...Quite literally.
In many aspects, this game feels like an extended piece of DLC for Borderlands 2 - but lacking in a lot of its charm and character, it mostly acts as a way to flesh out background characters and Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2, but after that game has already told its story, so it fails on that front - it's far too little - too late to make its existence as a game necessary. However, in a vacuum this game is just as good, if not better, than Borderlands 2 when it comes to the diversity of its mechanics and balance of its gameplay, which is impressive as my former opinion was that Borderlands 2 had a near perfect gameplay loop until you hit the OP levels, but as part of a franchise - it certainly did not stand out and was a low-point for quite some time until Borderlands 3's release reinvigorated the franchise. If you're into Borderlands you've probably already played this, but if you're coming off Borderlands 2 - this will forever live in its shadow.
The game is unbelievable boring. Well honestly every BL game and every loot shooter is boring, but pre-sequel is definitly worst one.
Slow motion, low gravity, oxigen leaking, pointless characters what screaming "Hey gamer loot at me, i'm big talking sht".
Devs just put every annoying thing in this game and said "It's funny game!". Hell no.
The game itself is okay, the characters dialog is often funny, but the game play is tedious and very frustrating. Many of the quests that are timed or in difficult areas will require you to make numerous attempts to accomplish, while replaying the entire voice acting over again. What was sometimes funny becomes annoying after hearing it repeatedly. This, added with an an annoyingly slow movement of your character, makes playing become a marathon of patience versus reward, where the reward is usually another quest to test your patience.
The setting is low gravity, but the method to play in it is not enjoyable. This is a simulation of playing a jump puzzle while wearing shoes that are slathered in oil.
I forgot to mention that I have been dealing with numerous bugs and issues as well. I have been required to reset my game numerous times, because quests break and will not progress. For instance, race the kid, where the timer will not begin, but upon resetting the game, it works. Another example, drilling for ice, for the nurse, where the third ice to loot does not appear, until I reset and load in, to find it there on the ice. Another example, where the items dropping from creatures are not visible, until I reload, and can then loot the items. This has happened with nearly a dozen quests, and has become very frustrating.
I also should mention that I am someone who does every quest. While the main story quests do appear to be fine, more than half of the side quests have been buggy and completely lacking any enjoyment. You can also tell that one person is voice acting many of these side quests, making me wonder if they were an after thought. It would explain the numerous problems.
I cannot recommend this game, as it has numerous bugs that require constant resetting the game for quest items to be looted, mobs to appear, and other issues. I also cannot recommend this game due to the poor mechanics in playing the game, where player control is very poor, while requiring precision in tasks. This is a shame, because it does have a good main story, and character dialog, but it is wasted on this game.
SummaryLearn 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.