New 7(ish) minutes of gameplay footage.

#1 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

Guys, there won't be dub-step in the game. PREORDER CANCELLED

But here's what it shows off in case you don't watch the video for whatever reason.

  • Plenty of enemy types. Robots, Cloaking Winged Beasts, Tunneling Snake Worm things.
  • Guns (derp)
  • The guy who gives the commentary says that they're making fetch quests that keep updating as you complete steps. Instead of just returning to the bounty board once you've found (X) of (Y), which sounds interesting to me. So basically making more side quests more interesting, but that's subjective so...
  • Shows off Dwarfzerker and the new Siren's Active Skills.
  • You can get skills that make your elements even more effective when combined. The example he says is that PhaseLock+Slag(New element that boosts other elements)+Lightning would become a devastating combo. Of course Slag by it's nature is only useful when combined, so take that as you will.
  • By looking at a gun's design you'll be able to tell it's manufacturer, element, and type.
  • He talks about effective use in combining Skills with guns and Active Skills.
  • No matter your level difference, you will be able to do quests in Coop, no more "Incompatible Quests"
  • Drop In Drop Out SplitScreen. Not sure if it's for PC, however.

I'm already sold, but man, this just all looks great. The best part for me was that they're improving the side quests, they got a little too tedious for me in Borderlands 1, but whatever.

#2 Posted by DrLove (357 posts) -

thanks for posting this

#3 Edited by yoshimitz707 (2450 posts) -

Why did they have to change my Siren skill?! I hope the new one is as good as phase walking was.

#4 Edited by Tearhead (2154 posts) -

"There's actually not dubstep in the game."

Well, this game is now dead to me.

#5 Edited by SomeDeliCook (2224 posts) -

Don't care about dropin-dropout split screen, I want online/system link with split screen

Also "Borderlands isn't slapstick. Its very much dark humour..." Yeah Dubstep is totally serious and dark.

#6 Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1530 posts) -

@Tearhead said:

"There' actually not dubstep in the game."

Well, this game is now dead to me.

I'm glad I know there is somewhere I don't have to hear it.

Excited for this game, but I want to see the assassin already. Seems like he'll be cool, love the katana.

#7 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

I hope they up the RPG story elements a little bit. It would be cool if there were more people, items, and armor pieces like a Fallout game.

#8 Posted by BeachThunder (11697 posts) -

ok, I think I've decided; I'll get this when it comes out, Far Cry 3 can wait.

Online
#9 Posted by xyzygy (9893 posts) -

Seriously cannot fucking wait for this. :) 

#10 Posted by MentalDisruption (1618 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

Don't care about dropin-dropout split screen, I want online/system link with split screen

Online split-screen is in. Last we heard they were having technical issues with connecting two online splitscreening systems together, but you'll be able to connect to regular solo online players when you split screen online for sure.

#11 Posted by natetodamax (19170 posts) -

Gonna try to check this out at PAX. Unfortunately, the lines are gonna be super crazy long...

#12 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

@MentalDisruption said:

@SomeDeliCook said:

Don't care about dropin-dropout split screen, I want online/system link with split screen

Online split-screen is in. Last we heard they were having technical issues with connecting two online splitscreening systems together, but you'll be able to connect to regular solo online players when you split screen online for sure.

On Gearbox's site they have stated the 2 online players cannot both have guests(Although I though that was a final thing, are they working on putting it in?). In any game there can be only one player with a split screen buddy, which sucks, but having drop in/drop out in an online co-op game is great for dudes who constantly have friends over at their place for just 30 minutes or so, like me.

#13 Posted by JeanLuc (3572 posts) -

@Voxel said:

Gonna try to check this out at PAX. Unfortunately, the lines are gonna be super crazy long...

If I can wait over 3 hours for Darkness 2 last year then I can wait for this.

#14 Posted by MentalDisruption (1618 posts) -

@Arker101: You're right, it's likely a final thing. I just didn't mention it as being set in stone because they haven't said anything about it in awhile.

#15 Posted by Three0neFive (2288 posts) -

As long as they improve the framerate (seriously, the PS3 version's framerate would drop into the single digits any time there was smoke) and make splitscreen not complete ass, I'm down for more borderlands.

#16 Posted by owack6 (213 posts) -

Did they remove iron sights from the game or did i just blink too much?

#17 Posted by Aquablak (187 posts) -

Looks pretty hot. Thanks for sharing!

#18 Posted by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

I literally can't wait for that. DOWANTNOW.

#19 Posted by Solh0und (1756 posts) -

I'm actually going to buy GOTY edition today just to get anticipated for this. With that said, I still feel that split-screen in Borderlands is atrocious.

#20 Posted by MentalDisruption (1618 posts) -

@owack6 said:

Did they remove iron sights from the game or did i just blink too much?

There have been some iron sights shown previously if I remember right. There was one launcher shown that did for sure. They likely just didn't show because they'd rather show the majority of what's happening on screen instead of focusing on one enemy and having the gun cover the bottom of the screen.

#21 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

@Solh0und: I agree that the splitscreen for 1 was an abomination, but I hope 2 is going to be a lot better, but we haven't seen it with a hud yet, but it doesn't seem like Gearbox would mess it up with all of the promotions so far mentioning it.

@MentalDisruption: I gotcha, but it would be nice if two people could have two guests, I don't know why they can't do that, though.

@DrLove: @Aquablak: Sure thing,

#22 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I hope the world feels a little less lifeless this time around, that really bothered me about the first.

#23 Posted by Jaytow (693 posts) -

I'd love borderlands if it didn't have claptrap, that is the least funny thing, EVER.

#24 Posted by Morrow (1828 posts) -

Oh man. Looks really cool, but I'm not even finished with the first Borderlands... progress is slooooow ._.

#25 Posted by NegativeCero (2976 posts) -

Cool. Going for another siren and maybe I'll try out some co-op this time around.

#26 Posted by MentalDisruption (1618 posts) -

Just a heads up for anyone interested, there will be livestreams at PAX April 7 1-4 pm EST, and April 8 12-1 pm EST on twitch tv.

#27 Posted by Mr_JPeps (164 posts) -

The lack of Dub Step sort of kills it for me!

#28 Posted by Funkydupe (3311 posts) -

Too bad there's no character creation.

#29 Posted by drGiggless (222 posts) -

@McGhee said:

I hope they up the RPG story elements a little bit. It would be cool if there were more people, items, and armor pieces like a Fallout game.

please don't take any ideas from the fallout series. borderlands is like the fun version of fallout with actual good combat.

#30 Posted by fivegreenaliens (26 posts) -

this looks awesome...this is my Diablo III right here

#31 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

@drGiggless said:

@McGhee said:

I hope they up the RPG story elements a little bit. It would be cool if there were more people, items, and armor pieces like a Fallout game.

please don't take any ideas from the fallout series. borderlands is like the fun version of fallout with actual good combat.

You like Borderlands more than Fallout.

Congratulations.

Here's a cookie and a lovely plaque to commemorate the event.

#32 Posted by drGiggless (222 posts) -

@McGhee said:

@drGiggless said:

@McGhee said:

I hope they up the RPG story elements a little bit. It would be cool if there were more people, items, and armor pieces like a Fallout game.

please don't take any ideas from the fallout series. borderlands is like the fun version of fallout with actual good combat.

You like Borderlands more than Fallout.

Congratulations.

Here's a cookie and a lovely plaque to commemorate the event.

oh you shouldn't have. youre too kind.

#33 Posted by JasonR86 (9608 posts) -

The graphics and camera movement look much better then the first game.

#34 Posted by The_Nubster (2047 posts) -

@Jaytow said:

I'd love borderlands if it didn't have claptrap, that is the least funny thing, EVER.

I'm dancing, I'm dancing!

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