- Publisher: 2K Games
- Release Date: Oct 14, 2014
- Also On: PC, PlayStation 3
- 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
- Developer: 2K Australia
- Genre(s): Action, Shooter, First-Person, Sci-Fi, Arcade
- # of players: Up to 4
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - The Making of Episode 2
Positive: 10 out of 16
Mixed: 6 out of 16
Negative: 0 out of 16
Oct 23, 2014The 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.
Oct 20, 2014There 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.
Oct 13, 2014If 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.
Oct 24, 2014A 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.
Oct 13, 2014Repetition 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.
Oct 15, 2014Borderlands in Space. A gigantic DLC of the previous games with a couple of new features and some minor flaws.
Nov 17, 2014We 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.
Positive: 19 out of 42
Mixed: 17 out of 42
Negative: 6 out of 42
Oct 14, 2014More 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
Nov 3, 2014Apparently people on this website don't know what quality is. They also don't know they shouldn't bite the hand that feeds them. In what worldApparently people on this website don't know what quality is. They also don't know they shouldn't bite the hand that feeds them. In what world does this game deserve a 6.0 rating? I can understand an 8, or the critic score of 7.6. That's totally justifiable. However, a 6 is too low, not to mention the 3 and lower scores. The only two negative written reviews on here are either wrong or don't give valid reasons. Makes no sense.
Anyway, this game is just as good as BL2, although in different ways. I'll just list the pros and cons instead of a traditional review.
-The playable characters are actually part of the story this time. No longer do they remain silent throughout the entire game. They have genuine personalities, shown through cutscenes, banter, comments and by actually responding to NPCs. It adds a whole new depth to the story.
-Interesting story. Seeing Jack's transformation from the anti-hero to insane villain was great.
-Better gameplay. Tons of improvements have been made to the Borderlands formula. Front and foremost is the low gravity and oz kits, which adds a whole new dimension to combat. Other improvements include useful vending machines, the grinder, cryo and laser guns, fun boss fights (especially the last one), and fantastic characters and skill-trees. Nisha has been my favorite Vault Hunter from all three games.
-Music. Very well done, possibly the best in the series (besides Dragon Keep, of course).
-Well designed and fun environments.
-New characters are mostly uninteresting or forgettable. That being said, most important characters are returning from older games.
-Turning quests in is still a thing. Just give us the rewards when we complete the task. No wasting time running mindlessly around a huge map.
-Second Wind system still exists. No one has ever liked it. We need a new solution for self-reviving.
-That damn jet boss fight near the end is horribly designed and very frustrating.
-Pay-wall for Shift features. This is extremely stupid.
Despite the few flaws, this game is essentially a full game sized expansion. Which, contrary to beliefs of trolls on the internet, is still high quality and worth full price. There's so much new content here that I'll be playing this one for 300+ hours, just like I did with BL2.… Expand
Jan 19, 2015BEST BORDERLANDS GAME OUT!!!
Pros -Fun powers -New characters -Brings you an awesome story -awesome guns Cons -Boring sideBEST BORDERLANDS GAME OUT!!!
-Brings you an awesome story
-Boring side objectives at time
This game is definitely worth playing!… Expand
Oct 16, 2014Since 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:
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.… Expand
Dec 2, 2014Borderlands The Pre-Sequel has it's good points, more Handsome Jack and an expanded universe for those like love the series, and it's badBorderlands The Pre-Sequel has it's good points, more Handsome Jack and an expanded universe for those like love the series, and it's bad points, bugs and glitches galore, along with some questionable tweaks and patches from Gearbox. The game and it's story are fine, if a little short on game play and replay-ability, but Gearbox should really start listening to it's faithful community about what it wants out of the game, and stop making tweaks that don't fix real issues, and only serve to strip the fun out of the game.… Expand
Jan 2, 2015From a story line perspective, if you have played Borderlands, you know what to expect; story is definitely not their forte, but it isFrom a story line perspective, if you have played Borderlands, you know what to expect; story is definitely not their forte, but it is serviceable and always humorous (especially TVHM when Tina gets in on it). For me, I downgraded the rating a full notch for a very, very lazy fail....the story centers around your character....whichever of the 4 you decide to play; however, in the beginning, the end, and all the parts in the middle when the tale is being recounted, it is told by Athena as if you are playing her....ridiculously lazy fail.
Gunplay remains the strength; and they have added lasers to the mix; which is good as, IMO, they nerfed the Assault Rifle...literally didn't find a good one through 2+ playthroughs.
Skill trees are all new and there are some really great ones there...definitely added to the game.
As always, for me, the loot system is broken. I get that some people just love new loot, but as all new weapons scale to your level, you never keep a weapon more than 1/2 hour.....the Legendary you got at level 10 is worse than a White 5 levels later. Ridonkulous. Grinder is a worthless concept and even worse in practice.
My last gripe with this company is their Achievements; there are always 2 or 3 mp Achievements thrown in to what is a single player game; they take, literally 15 minutes, to pop all 3...so what's the point??? You have to form a Boosting party to get them as, just 3 months after launch there is no one on....sloppy thinking.....leave that junk for DLC devoted to it.
....and stop forcing us to play all characters for several hours or more simply to 100% the game!!!
Unlike AC, I am not looking forward to the next addition of BL....burnt-out at this point and they would need to something drastically different to rope me back in.… Expand
Apr 16, 2020Bon, je dis pas que le tout premier Bordel-lands était un joyeux bordel plutôt inédit dans le monde alors assez restreint des jeux pour ****Bon, je dis pas que le tout premier Bordel-lands était un joyeux bordel plutôt inédit dans le monde alors assez restreint des jeux pour **** fermiers en solo (des petites propriétés où on farmait tranquillou... avant les usines AssCreed d'Ubichiotte en Egypte et en Grèce bien entendu !).
Ses graphismes en forme de dessin animé débilos, tous ses flingues imbéciles, sa beauf' attitude, sa répétition, son humour mongolo, tout ça... non franchement, ça passait plus ou moins mais ça passait. Un jeu passablement divertissant ou moyennement relou, un jeu passable en somme auquel on a juste envie de dire : "t'es gentil le petit nouveau, mais les pieds-tendres dans ton genre, il faudrait pas qu'ils s'éternisent en ville... c'est mauvais pour les affaires."
Mais au lieu de se carapater gentiment et de plus y revenir, le Berdel-lands est revenu régulièrement avec ses copains et ses suites... et même la pré-suite d'avant ! qui se passe ici sur une lune à faible gravité (ololol saute, saute Forrest !) et surtout sans oxygène juste pour te casser les... pieds. La mobilité s'en trouve du coup très altérée et fort désagréable, de refuge en refuge et ainsi de suite...
Le ton général est encore plus débilos que d'habitude et le farmage à prevoir encore plus inquiétant... c'est aussi dans l'ensemble plus moche que de coutume, la faute à un manque de goût très constant. Bref, ce méchant Bordel nous les casse donc beaucoup trop pour qu'on ne s'en débarrasse pas illico presto d'un bon coup de pied au cul pour le satelliser en orbite basse... où, on s'en doute, il n'arrêtera pas de tourner...… Expand
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