Though not nearly as enticing as some of its downloadable predecessors, Claptrap's New Robot Revolution still provides hours of enjoyable mercenary mayhem.
28 September 2010
Summary: Since its release almost a year ago, Borderlands has rolled out three robust downloadable content packs to tempt players back into the addictive cycle of shooting, looting, and leveling up. The fourth such pack has now arrived, starring one of the most eccentric and memorable characters on Pandora.
Pros: Amusing pro-Claptrap propaganda, Solid amount of new quests and areas, Same great gunplay and loot mechanics
Cons: One-note humor eventually fizzles, Many enemies and environments feel too familiar, Few rewards for maxed-out mercenaries
Excerpt: Ten years is a long time. Wait, I think I've started a review this way already. Anyways, Namco Bandai's Tales series has now been in North America for ten years, and with this auspicious landmark, the popular franchise has made its way to the new generation of consoles with Tales of Vesperia .
Excerpt: Before the advent of the N64, Namco's Team Wolf squeezed out Tales of Phantasia for the Super Famicom in 1995. Since then, the Tales series has evolved to become a relatively noticeable Namco series, particularly after the success of Tales of Symphonia for the GameCube.
Excerpt: Buying and playing a Tales game is similar to inviting an old friend to dinner: you know exactly how the night will go down. Some may criticize the series for this, while others no doubt find this fact comforting.
Excerpt: Released back in 2009, Borderlands was the first original title from Gearbox Software, but has now spawned a sizable franchise that shows no sign of stopping. Certain elements have apparently been improved and tweaked in more recent installments, but the original game is no slouch in terms of...
Excerpt: Last year, Fallout 3 was the buzz of the RPG world, and it quickly gained the affectionate title, Oblivion with Guns . If that's true, then the same comparison can be made of Blizzard's Diablo series and Gearbox's recent shooter/RPG hybrid Borderlands .
This lengthy add-on is filled with so much humor, action, and looting satisfaction that it could very well be the highlight of all your Pandoran adventures.
25 February 2010
Summary: The first two downloadable content packs for Borderlands have their own unique appeal. The journey to the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned was humorous and exotic. Shooting it up in Mad Moxxie's Underdome Riot was challenging and rewarding for those who thought Pandora had nothing left to give.
Pros: Expanded new level cap lets everyone enjoy the rewards of leveling up, Steady stream of quirky humor, Tough new enemies, New vehicle seats four, A lot of content for not a lot of money
Conclusion: No complaint can be leveled against the presentation of the game, however. From the awesome Green Day themed backgrounds to the band members' virtual representations, this is the best looking Rock Band to date.
Conclusion: Borderlands is a mix of great ideas and inadequate implementation. Fortunately, Gearbox’s great ideas far outweigh any of the game’s faults. The story and multiplayer implementations could definitely use some improvement, but these are minor concerns compared to the immensely satisfying combat, the...
Excerpt: Borderlands is a unique first-person shooter (FPS) and role-playing game (RPG) hybrid from Gearbox Software. While other games combine a first-person perspective with a role playing game, or the other way around, Borderlands is unique among these.