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 . Many shooters these days adapt minimal RPG elements in order to provide a sense of character progression, but Borderlands takes the opposite approach, taking the classic dungeon-crawling, loot-gathering formula, and...
Conclusion: If you enjoyed Borderlands and still wanted more, then definitely download The Secret Armory of General Knoxx. The main story line is still a blast even if you go it alone and some of the side quests will challenge the most hardened team of Boarderlands veterans. This is by far the best of the three add-ons for the core game, and the most fun I had since I completed the main game last year.
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. It combines a substantial set of main plot and side-quests, and other RPG mainstays, like character growth and advancement, with full-blown FPS gameplay.
Excerpt: when I realized Gearbox Software really did manage to combine the first person shooter and RPG without quite nearly the compromise we've seen in other developers' efforts. With the spin and rattle of a revolver's chamber, with the satisfying clicks of dropping new shells into a shotgun, and with the bass-heavy explosion of a sniper rifle removing the head of an enemy downrange,