If you guys are anything like me, then you like to wait for a game to come down in price or be chosen for a Steam sale before you buy it. There are some games, however, that have provided a record of quality that almost demands they be purchased immediately. Borderlands is one of those series that demands my attention. According to Steam records I have put in over 500 hours of game time in the first two Borderlands games. What can I say, those guys really know how to make an awesome game. That hours played number is probably skewed a little by me walking away from the computer with the game still running but that’s still a lot of time. This first impressions review is going to be extremely spoiler free. I like experiencing games for myself so I’m going to write like you guys do too.
To put it bluntly, Borderlands The Pre-Sequel lives up to it’s predecessors so far. This is going to be quick and dirty so get your boots on and strap in:
The classes are well built and less generic, though Wilhelm is a little dull in the beginning. There are some of the recurring characters but they’re only peppered in and not dominating the story lines. The lowered gravity on the moon allows for more movement oriented fighting styles, and they take advantage of it with Oz kits. The vehicles have interesting new weapon types. There are more guns than you could possibly use. And most importantly, CL4P-TP is as funny as ever. I’m playing through with Conrad and Bryce so I’m getting the co-op experience and I am LOVING IT!
I hope this was enough to get you guys interested. I say that for purely selfish reasons, I want 2K and Gearbox to keep making Borderlands games. ^_^