Wether should I call it a first-person shooter or a role played game I really don’t know, but that Borderlands is awesome, you betcha!
From Gearbox Software, comes the latest way of cooperative entertainment that will fix your face on the screen for hours.
- THE PLOT
The plotline isn’t THAT overwhelming but it has a fun backstory, apart from the useless amount of text while. Your main objective is to find a secret vault which contains good stuff. There ain’t much to talk about this… By the end you might not even understand what you been doing in the game, except from killing bizarres creatures and collecting as many weapons as possible.
- THE GAMEPLAY
Borderlands is a first-person shooter, focused on searching territories for loot and making quests, emphasized with role-played elements. You can even cooperate with your teammates over the internet and defeat hordes of monsters and psychopaths with sledgehammers and rocket launchers. Oh yeah baby, one thing that attracts a lot of gamers to Borderlands is because its way for entertainning than an usual first person and due to its… outrageous weapon database. There are over 3.000.000 weapons in the game, and I’m not exagerating! From shotguns to sniper rifles, there’s a huge list to collect and you’ll notice difference in each one of them. From gun power to the gun’s special ability like electrifying or flamming the enemies.
There are four classes to choose: Berserker, skilled in melee attacks; the Soldier, an handy class capable to operate in solo situations with the help of his turret; the Siren unexperienced in gunning but capable of becoming invisible and move faster than any other opponent, letting her close enough to deal high damage with melee attacks; and last but not least, the Hunter, specialized in hunting rifles, perfect for camping and covering your partners from a distance.
Questing might require a couple hours and you can finish the game in 12 hours if you’re fast paced as me, until there’s nothing else to do. There won’t be any more quests to do, nor zones to visit. By the end you reach this point, you’ll be approximately level 35, but you can restart the game and do New Game Plus where everything’s 35 to 50 on the second play-through.
- THE GRAPHICS
According to Pitchford, Borderlands is not cel-shaded. But in my opinion, I don’t know what else to categorize this game except from its humorous visual style, comic look-a-like with darky themes. The graphics ain’t a big deal in this game but, this is what makes Borderlands so entertaining. In fact, I like this kind of style. Its simple and yet beautiful. perfect for a RPG in my opinion.
One thing they should add is character customization, but that would turn it more RPG than actually a FPS wouldn’t it? It would be nice just to show off your big gun while holding it. The only problem is that, showing off your weapons is only permitted by dropping it, which I don’t recommend!
- THE END
Borderlands was developed and published by Gearbox Software for Xbox 360, PC/Windows and Playstation 3 on October 20, 2009 (NA) and October 23, 2009 (EU) for the consoles and October 26, 2009 (NA) and October 29, 2009 (EU) for Windows.