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Borderland 2 OMG SPOOGE

Justin: Me and Shaun for the past month or so have been playing borderlands 2 with friends and we have loved every moment of it

Story
Set 5 years after the original borderlands the over confident Handsome Jack has taken over Hyperion and has erected a totalitarian like rule over the people of Pandora its obvious that this guy has to be the bad guys and your right he is, jack as he is one of the main protagonists he has lots of dialog which weirdly enough got some chuckles out of me “Hey how – Oh these pretzels suck- so how’s your day been buddy? We haven’t talked since I left you in for dead. Hey, you think you’ll freeze to death out there? Nah, probably not. The bandits’ll get you first my day? It’s been pretty good. I just bought a pony made of diamonds, yeah, because I’m rich. So, you know, that’s cool Kay bye!” The previously playable characters from the original borderland return as NPCs and are there to see this story through.

Along with the returning cast of old NPCs Scooter, CL4P-TP, and Angel there are a huge variety of hey NPCs which will grow on you as the game progresses

Presentation
The art style from the last borderlands has returned and along with the return of the art style there are new locations and SNOW yes snow its no longer just desert and ice the new found locations of Pandora has familiar touches to it like loot… and more loot …and more loot oh yea bad guys to, this all culminates to a great looking game also the new Phys X graphics make the world feel even more inhabitable other then the animals that will want to kill you and the bandits and the evil robots yea I think that’s all of the enemies that want to kill you.

Gameplay
If you are new to Borderlands think RPG crossed with FPS in the best possible way. The games is based mostly on loot with a randomly generated gun system this mean lots of guns, and by a lot I mean 87 gajillion guns yea you think that u got lots of guns in your last game with this huge selection of guns it means that you will find something that you like but will throw it away like last weeks milk, the game is easy to get absorbed in jumping in your car with your buddy’s and blowing up trains, bad guys,pipe lines and so many barrels often you get the most fun out of finding exploits in your enemy’s such as what elemental weakness they have.

The first game was repetitive quests and wasn’t very imaginative but I still had fun and spent countless hours with my friends and family playing.
There are 4 new heroes to play from Axton the commando Maya the siren, Salvador the gunzerker and Zer0 as a ‘Number’ all of these heroes have a back story which comes in the form of ECHOEs which builds some necessary back story for these heroes, there are also ECHOEs for some of the NPCs

Multiplayer
The typical thing reaction to the words multiplayer is that of leveling up and unlocking guns for killing your buddy’s but here the game is based on CO-OP which is one of the best parts of the game its not only designed as a primary function but also allows for better loot despite the increase in difficulty when friends join but also more fun can be had when playing with friends, the four playable characters are all designed for CO-OP gameplay for example my siren friend can Phaselock an enemy and I as the Commando can throw down my saber turret, this is great if you have friends to play with sadly we all have run in to ‘assholes’ who steal all the loot and one shot every thing with their level 50 Zer0 but this is solved with private matches the online is a smooth one on release day the game ran as smoothly and has not needed any work.

Overall
The weird and crazy world that Gearbox has created has really created a place I want to stay and with 4 new DLC coming out it will be a stay which will be along one the gameplay defies the genre and isn’t just some modern day shooter its good to have a game that when played even with randoms brings everyone together

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