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Borderlands 2 Review:
Welcome back to Pandora kiddos things are the same as last time a lot has changed and a strange man named handsome jack seemed to be behind it. Borderlands 2 starts off with you are claptrap yes he is back sadly trying to get to Sanctuary where claptrap tells you there is someone who can help you fight back against handsome jack, when you get there you find out there that there is another vault on Pandora and jack is trying to use the vault to kill all of you so not good. So your mission is to find and steal that vault key back from jack and get to the vault and stop what ever jack is trying to do, along the way you will meet old faces and new ones and try to stop jack and save Pandora.
* Tons and tons of weapons, there are so many different gun this time compared to the last game it is unbelievable almost everyone's play though will be different because you might find a super powerful gun right at the start then breeze thought the game very easy and then you might try it with another character and have a really hard time.
* Different classes, there are 4 different characters to pick between this time, (even more if you have the DLC) and most of them are amazing with amazing different skills to play around with that can change the fights for you to make them so much easier
* Comedy, this game is one of the funniest I have ever played almost every characters line has some comedy in it and you cannot help laughing at some character when they get them selves into stupid situations or ask you to do something you know is not going to end well for them.
* Quests, there are so many quests to do within the game it is unbelievable they are so much fun and some of the have great endings that will make you laugh and give you great weapons or shields.
* One class, there is one bad glass in the game in my opinion and that is zero he is ok when it comes to a character but it is his skill that is just terrible, you basically go invisible and have 5 seconds to run away or do anything else but the enemy can still attack you and hurt you.
In the end this is an amazing and enjoyable game all around and if you have played borderlands one you will love this game and if you did not like the first one then I would give this one a try because they have improved so much over the first one you might end up liking it.
I was looking forward to this release ever since I had finished Borderlands. It was a great game which I had replayed many times with nearly all of the characters given I did not play through with the Siren in the first instalment.
I had bought this game with the 'Premier Club' attached I did not buy as soon as it was released simply because I was busy and had games to play so I waited to buy another one. Wouldn't have minded paying the £39.99 for it though!
The game starts with a great intro to the world with Marcus narrating as per (he is someone you can go to in-game to get missions, you will also visit his vending machine to buy weapons) you are a vault hunter that Handsome Jack (the villain in this title) has blown up on your way to Pandora, with the intention to kill you. Miraculously you survive and you are found by claptrap (so far all these character types were introduced in the first game, sticking to familiar roots is a good call) the story carries on like that with many twists and turns along the way makes a change from the predictable stories that many games are now plagued with. None the less I enjoyed the story the whole way through. I spent around 14-18 hours on the story but I did do all missions I was handed so I'm guessing the main story would be around 10 hours.
The gameplay was completely unflawed in my experience, I had very few glitches playing through. The combat system again is familiar but the skill tree seems to make more sense now than it did before and every skill has a reason for buying such as the rockets on the Soldier's turret or the nuke etc. Same layout though. The game's claim to fame was the millions of weapons available and this is the same in the second instalment, endless arrays of weapons to find and barter with, none seemed to be overpowered at any point of the game which I found encouraging. I personally do not like games that are stupidly easy.
The co-op was great to I had no server difficulties while playing through the story with a friend, you have in game ways to switch between characters at the main menu (no tricky saves anymore) it will also inform you if your friend or you can be of use in the story they or you are playing. You can still play if not but you will die a lot if you are under levelled or breeze through if you are over levelled.
One thing I found a little greedy was all the DLC released. Some were characters like the Mechromancer who seemed to be based on a teenage girl and had the ability to summon a machine to fight alongside you, which I have to admit was a little overpowered but did glitch into the floor occasionally. There were also extra story type things released which raised the level cap so it brought new playability to the game. There was an incentive to replay the main campain anyway so much packed into the main game so it wasn't too bad the DLC and you could've got a season pass to get all this DLC at a discounted price.
All in all I loved the game and would buy for the current price in a flash if I hadn't had it. It was fun, it didn't get boring and had a great story that didn't dip halfway through like many. Great buy.