There's plenty to laugh at in Borderlands 2, especially if geek humor is your second language. Handosome Jack, [antagonist] although quite a douche bag, keeps players giggling as they shoot through each level. Many of the old characters from the first Borderlands are revisited too. Scooter, [my personal favorite] always shows up to make you giggle, kind of like you catch a cold, if you know what I mean. Incessantly. Every time you die, the Hyperion corporation comes up with an infinite array of jokes. It's safe to say, that if you haven't picked this one up yet, time to run to the store. Let's highlight all the cool things that the creators of Borderlands did right.
1. Graphics, although cartooney, are out of this world awesome and raw. Concept art for this was great and the realization was flawless.
Multiple locations and unique enemies also work on all cylinders to keep gameplay fresh.
The presentation is sharp in most cases but the console versions suffer from slowdown during chaotic events and some unsightly pop-in.
The variety keeps you on your toes even though adversaries in some areas don’t level up with you.
Axton, the smarmy commando, has a turret just like his forefather Roland but it provides smarter, more potential offensive abilities to the team.
Maya’s phaselocking ability comes in stark contrasts to Lillith’s siren powers and works wonders against most trickier enemies.
Salvador the gunzerker is for all the bros out there who love wanton mayhem. He can dual wield any gun in the game: sparing the pomp and circumstance of the other classes in the process.
Zero the assassin, provides a mixture of stealth and offensive power unlike anyone seen in the last game.
Each hunter has an attitude befitting of their look and mostly hit the right dials. Zero’s “enigmatic” tone gets a bit corny but you figure someone had to counter-balance the rest of the crew’s brazen dispositions.
The story packs about 20 hours of content. So it's going to take you a while to finish. Especially if you are ambitious and die a lot like me.
The old characters help guide you through the story line. It gets really exciting when you see everyone else in the game too.
he game’s also pretty difficult as it’s best to go at least one or two levels above the suggested rank for most missions. You’ll die a ton otherwise as the game’s quick to humble you from the outset. Borderlands 2 isn’t the kind of experience you normally blitz through on a weekend.
The game essentially took everything the original did and dramatically improved upon its base.
Oh, and the weapons are even crazier. You’ll be ready for war between guns that “fire as fast as you can pull the trigger,” “disposable” pieces which explode when you throw them at enemies, grenades doubling as fire turrets and rocket launchers actually worth a damn.
Comedic relief with Zed, and some extra missions keep you on your toes.
See! What did I tell you about the graphics!? They're pretty good right!?