Conclusion: The fact that I spent so much time playing Borderlands and enjoying it came a bit of a surprise to me. I’m not the biggest fan of first person shooters, but I do like an RPG if I’ve got the time to spare. This ate up a lot of my time and the fact that they’re committed to supporting the game with downloadable content gives this tons of replay value.
Excerpt: I am standing over corpses: dead Skags, Mutant Midget Psychos and Badass Bruisers. Each one killed by a unique tool of destruction. I'm talking, of course, about guns. My guns - and my guns are different to yours. I killed the Skag - a dog-like beast with giant teeth and a gaping, Predator-esque mouth - with a BLR Static Repeater: a handgun with a scope and a chance to electrocute enemies.
Summary: Borderlands is almost here, and judging from the constant messages, insults, and death threats I've gotten in the last few weeks as I've been playing it on Steam, I would consider it eagerly anticipated. As I was driving to work the other day, I heard Adam Sessler on the radio talking about videogames. He was mostly talking about Uncharted 2 , but he mentioned that Borderlands was the "dark horse" of this gaming season.
Excerpt: When I first read about Borderlands a few months ago, I was somewhat interested. To be honest, several other games releasing around the projected time took forefront in my mind, so the newly introduced FPS franchise from Gearbox Software fit into my plans mainly as a stop-gap between these other, more compelling titles. All that changed when I fired up the PS3 and started the game for the first time. Almost immediately, I was hooked!
Excerpt: Fallout 3 may be plagued by game breaking bugs, but concealed behind it all is a wonderful game that mashes the FPS and RPG genres (perhaps because of their acronym titles, these two were always meant to be together) convincingly. Gearbox’s Borderlands attempts much the same thing, but with an additional focus on multiplayer.
Excerpt: There has never been a better time than now to make a downloadable game. Limbo, Flower and Braid are great examples of the unique experience they can bring and the latest title to follow in their footsteps is Shank. Shank is pretty straightforward; Level starts, kill umpteen enemies, finish level but it’s pulled off both remarkably and memorably.
Summary: I have had to shake my head at all of the people comparing this game unfavorably to other games. Borderlands might be a soup of many different pieces, but it is one Hell of a soup, indeed. Borderlands is a fun, exciting game that has enough style and atmosphere for half a dozen games.
Excerpt: The timeline for Borderlands is a storied one that features a new art design, juggling of genres and so much more. It wasn’t an easy process for Gearbox to throw away the original art design and start over with the cel-shaded look that they have implemented in the final package. For the team to decide, “It is time we started over and redesign the art style” a lot of thoughtful planning had to be done.
Excerpt: The RPS (Role-Playing Shooter) genre is gaining a lot of popularity right now. It might be a very new genre consisting of two games to note (Fallout 3 and Borderlands ) but RPSs have a no failure rate of pleasing most gamers. Fallout 3 had its exploring and its level up system and here's why Borderlands is better than Fallout 3 in some ways and in some ways not.