I gotta say they really pulled out all the stops with there guns this time around, they made the guns in the first game seem like uninteresting garbage. I have a bit of a addiction with collecting guns in real life so its really no wonder that the series appeals to me, but man did they ever out do themselves. In all the footage iv seen very little repeated or sameish looking guns, yes im sure we will see a lot of the same style of things over time but just the sheer variety of unique designs is insane.
I like the outlandish designs but what really caught me off guard is how some of the guns draw lots of comparison to real world weapon design. In one of the videos iv watched i saw a charging handle that was basically the same exact thing as in a ar-15 or m16. Plus theirs AR and AK style mags in tons of the designs. I realize if i want my realistic fix i can go play some counter strike (or just go to the range) but its nice to see them go nuts with some of the most successful designs in history.
My favorite part though is the colors they used, the weapons of borderlands got boring quick for me because they all had the same couple colors. Thankfully that seems to be fixed here and im just bursting at the seams to see what else is in the game. I think this might be a strong contender for GOTY if they nail the loot hunt and have a good story to back it up. Lets all keep our fingers crossed, 2 weeks from release!