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There ain't no rest for the wicked

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by , 4 Feb 2010 at 8:58 pm (1182 Views)
Well, as of late, I've been playing Borderlands, which I will admit is a very well put together game. The story remains prevalent throughout the game, but doesn't throw itself in your face every five minutes, opting instead to jump in every now and again just to let you know its still there, kind of like that Third Aunt that visits every so often.

The Characters have no back story of their own, yet their designs, attitudes, and overall actions leave much more depth than would be normally expected. You have 4 to choose from. First you have Mordecai the Hunter, who's proficient with Sniper Rifles and Repeaters. He also uses his Pet Bloodwing to swoop in and tear his enemy apart. Then there's Lilith the Siren, who's good with Revolvers and SMG's; her ability to Phasewalk allows her to vanish completely and move twice as fast.

Next we have Roland the Solider who is decent with all weapons, but prefers Combat Rifles and Shotguns. He can deploy a shield turret that allows him a safe spot to recover while laying the fire down on the enemy at the same time. Finally, we have Brick the Berserker, A giant of a man who likes to use Rocket Launchers and Shotguns. He really lays down the pain when he slips on his custom made brass knuckles and slips into a blind rage, beating everything in his path to a bloody pulp.

Now that we have the characters, lets talk about the story itself. It starts off with you arriving on the desert planet Pandora, which resembles a post apocalyptic wild west, and the purpose of your recreational visit is to find a the legendary "Vault", a place that contains wealth and treasure beyond that of human comprehension, you know, the typical treasure hunters story. The only constants you have on your journey are Dr. Zed, the medical man without a PhD, Marcus Kincaid, the weapons dealer with an accent as thick as the lead he sells, the ever whimsical Claptrap Robots, who serve basically to lead you to treasure after repairing them, and the enigmatic Guardian Angel, who appears to you at random intervals with invaluable information.

All in all, this game is fairly fun and the multiplayer option just adds to the overall experience, if I had to give it a rating, I'd say a solid 8 out of 10!
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  1. 's Avatar
    Sadly, I couldn't play this game for more than 1-2 hours; for me, it was a game that combined the worst aspects of mmorpgs (fetch/grind/kill 5 of these) with bad FPS controls, that's my opinion, anyways.
  2. t0k0l0v3r's Avatar
    look on gamefaqs and you'll find me having assissted on writing a walkthrough. i liked the game lot. but i've beaten it several times over already so im looking for something else.
  3. RDKnightZac's Avatar
    To Selo: Well, I'm not going to bite your head off for having an opinion, even if I disagree personally, perhaps its because your used to FPS games with more fluid controls?

    To t0k0l0v3r: Wow, seven times over? That's quite a bit, but have you played the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned or Mad Moxxi's Underdome yet?
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