By Hizang 28 Comments
Borderlands 2 was a week or two away from being released, I was all ready to jump straight in and play some of that action. I had played about an hour of Borderlands before but just never wanted to go back and play more. I felt bad because I heard that game was amazing, but hey I was about to play the sequel that was better in every way. But i thought to myself, If I went straight into Borderlands 2, I would most likely never come back and play Borderlands, so I did the ridiculous thing and went out and did some game hunting.
Finding Borderlands was easy, but I thought if I'm going to get it I may as well get the Game of the Year edition. You know, for all that DLC I will probably never touch! So I went round and round multiple shops until I tracked one down, I paid about £20 for it which really was a good deal considering it comes with all DLC. I take it home, input the code, it's already been used. So I say fuck it and go and download all of the DLC anyway, setting me back an extra bunch of money. But hey I now had everything I wanted to play the game, so in I went.
I decided to go with the Siren, when I played it before I went with the Hunter, despite his cool bird I didn't find myself using Snipers too much. I soon found myself enjoying the Sirens ability, I found it very useful for both running away when things got to much and when I wanted to get up close to a dude. It was also handy for when you have long stretches of land to cover on foot. I played through most of the game with Pistols, SMG's and Shotguns, with my overall favourite being the Shotgun. I rarely use Shotguns in First Person Shooters, I hate how sucky there range is and generally how inaccurate they are. But for some reason they work really well in Borderlands, I ended up settling on a golden shotgun that had a decent damage but had a great chance of causing explosions. There is so much fucking loot in this game, god damn there is just so much. I ended up towards the end just not picking anything up unless its money or ammo and purple weapons. I had found a bunch of those claptraps so my inventory was nice and big, but it filled up very quickly.
The alien weapons are something weird though, there never explained really in the story and suddenly alien enemy types appear and I'm like where the fuck did you guys spring from!? Those armoured lance guys were pretty annoying. Luckily I had this sweet SMG that was slow firing but caused fire damage and could take guys out fast. All other enemies were generally quite easy, minus that flying moth thing that I wanted to run up and stab. The car action in this game is just weird, I don't particularly like the way you control it, fighting in them is not my style either so when it was a car combat sequence I would get out and just shoot the car. The last boss was quite difficult, until I realised I could stand in a spot where he could not hit me! I managed to beat the game at level 36, I'm guessing about 30+ Hours and thats with doing all of the side quests in the game.
I'm very happy I played this game, I would have hated to have never played it. I feel like I'm ready to jump into Borderlands 2, but I know I will get 4 hours in and not want to play anymore. So looks like I'll be playing it around the time Borderlands 3 comes out. Borderlands is easily one of the best games I have played this year, fuck new releases!