Excerpt: Walking into Borderlands, I was unsure what to expect from the game. From its onset, it had been plagued with comparisons to Fallout 3 or Diablo (including from yours truly), leading to the distinct possibility …
Excerpt: Borderlands was rather hastily compared to everything from Fallout 3 to Diablo 2 in the months before its release, but the recent slew of trailers featuring foul-mouthed robots and psychotic bandits, along with the colourful and controversial cover art, suggested a wicked sense of humour more akin to the Oddworld games or even Grand Theft Auto.
Pros: Fun and addictive, Very entertaining co-op, Fantastic weapons
Cons: AI almost non-existent, Lack of variety, Buggy
Conclusion: Borderlands is a fun game that is marred by a thin story, simple quest design, lack of customization options and no dedicated servers. But don't let such flaws stop you from checking it out. The game can be really boring after level 20 or so single player, but the fun comes from getting a few buddies together with decent gaming rigs and Internet connections to mill around Pandora looking for the legendary vault.
Conclusion: If you can get past all the problems that plague the PC version, you'll discover an extremely fun and addicting FPS that sprinkles in some RPG elements, and a "bazillion" guns, to create a unique experience unlike anything else.
Conclusion: While it may not have enough gimmicks to make it stand out from other FPS titles, Borderlands is still a fun experience for people wanting an RPG fix without committing 50 hours to grinding and watching cutscenes, or for gun-crazy maniacs who prefer working with a group rather than getting owned by pre-teen snobs with horrible lag.