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Old 09-12-2009, 02:33 PM   #1
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Borderlands

so who else thinks this game might have some potential?
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:03 PM   #3
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Re: Borderlands

[QUOTE=Gryphon;56307]Looks crazy

ya thats true it does but sometimes crazy can be good hears hopeing it has something to keep ya interested and doesn't play out in the first 5 hours :3
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:13 AM   #4
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Re: Borderlands

Nice... That looks like it could be some fun..
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Old 09-18-2009, 03:00 PM   #5
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Re: Borderlands

i think the best part will be the drop in drop out coop and you even keep the stuff you find thats gonna be nice
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:05 AM   #6
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Re: Borderlands

It's out today and I'm really itching to get it. It's about $33/person *if* 4 people go together and buy the 4-pack special which they have on Steam. I'd for sure be all over it if I could entice 3 others to do this.
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:52 AM   #7
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Re: Borderlands

Picked it up off Steam, because Steam is just so easy and convenient! *waits for check from Valve*

My four hour impressions of the game:

The Good
  • Diablo with guns
  • Lots of guns
  • The hand-drawn textures give it a very unique apperance
  • Lots of lots of guns
  • The looting is fairly intelligent, giving you the things you "need" the most. If you use SMGs, you'll see more SMG bullets. Opt for sniper rifles, you find a lot of that ammunition dropping.
  • If giggling while your enemies are set on fire and immolate into nothing is wrong, I don't want to be right.
  • Co-op mayhem as fun as advertised.
  • "Second Wind" system is kind of nice for those "OMGWTF" monster rushes. Basically if your health gets knocked down, you get a few seconds to kill an enemy. Do so and you hop up with a bit of health left.
  • While there's RPG-like aspects to the damage dealing, hitting important things produces much better damage than shooting knees.
  • Metric fuckton of guns

The Bad
  • Peer-to-peer multiplayer is spotty on getting connections even when you do the port forwarding they say to do. (ARE YOU LISTENING INFINITY WARD?)
  • Only one mission can be actively tracked at a time. If you have multiple objectives in the same area, you could easily run right past them because you're not tracking that mission.
  • A lot of stats on weapons, and hard to tell which is better for what. Fortunately in the early goings, you can just pick the ones that set people on fire and be pretty effective.
  • Muiltiplayer loot is "whoever grabs it, gets it"

The Indifferent
-Voice chat is built-in, but very Xbox Live-ish where it's just talk and it goes. Obviously, it's like that because of Xbox Live and it's not horrible, but it can be jarring for those used to Push-to-Talk...especially if you don't want your teammates hearing you tell your wife that you'll be to dinner in a few minutes.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:27 AM   #8
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Re: Borderlands

I'd say that mostly covers the points worth mentioning. Also, just in case it wasn't mentioned yet--there are a lot of guns in the game. The core game itself is very solid and coop should be some good fun. The single quest tracking could use changing as well as the free for all looting. Something more akin to WoW and rolling would be better if a couple people want something as right now fastest hands win the loot. You can drop any loot you get, though, and give it to someone else--even if you've used it. Also, need to bring up--there's lots of guns in the game... needs to be mentioned if it hasn't yet.

Any which way, I think it's accurate to call it Diablo with guns. If you like a real FPS (no dice rolling for damage / criticals - your FPS aiming skills mean something) and the aspects of Diablo where you're always looking for better loot (did I mention there are lots of guns you'll always be trading up?), this should be a good one.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:53 AM   #9
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Re: Borderlands

I think I'll hold out for something with more guns.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:31 AM   #10
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Re: Borderlands

I don't know Stoke..I mean, they could have added a pistol that shoots incontinent beagles at people but I'm not that far into the game. Maybe there is one...
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:24 PM   #11
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Re: Borderlands

There are a TONS of guns in Borderlands.. But no real good way to see what is better... But it is a fun game. At least on the Xbox..
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