BORDERLANDS!! THE!!! PRE-SEQUEL!!! LOW GRAVITY!!!! SHOOT 'N' LOOT!!!!!!! THE MOON!!! GUNS!!! SHOOTING!!!! LASERS!!!!!!!!! GEARBOX'S RETURN TO THEIR UNIQUE FPS-RPG FRANCHISE!!!!
Ahem, now that that's out of the way, last week saw the release of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and whilst many had their doubts that this game was going to act as filler; a not so full-length game that just fills the time between Borderlands 2 and Borderlands 3, fear not.
Handsome Jack hires a group of vault hunters to find a vault and along the way the player learns just how Jack turned into the psychotic, murderous and insanely charming antagonist that he is destined to become. All-in-all the basic plot doesn't deviate from previous installments; you control one of four vault hunters and your mission to find a vault and if you have something that works, why fix something that isn't broken?
The Borderlands series is also known for is it wide choice of guns and it's loot system and both are back here. The guns on choice here are plentiful, from shotguns to sniper rifles and elemental weapons - something is here for every play style. The Pre-Sequel's loot system follows the same path as in previous titles, the colour-coded rarity system is back and you earn the higher rarity loot from bosses. The chances of finding even better loot increases for every player you have in-game because the enemies get harder for every player and harder enemies equal better loot. Simple really.
The Pre-sequel is a ton of fun and I had a blast playing it - it's zany humour and it's cell-shade art style were like a breath of fresh air amongst the highly realistic splooge of current games. Plus I love the Borderlands universe and couldn't wait to return, the characters are colourful and diverse and plus Handsome Jack is one of my favourite villains ever, so any opportunity to learn more about that asshole (yes, he is a major asshole). If you're a fan, you'll love it and if you want to get into the Borderlands series, perhaps this isn't the best game to start with as it references a lot of previous games, so start with those. You'll get to The Pre-Sequel eventually.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is out now for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Not even close to being the good guys...
Have you got your hands on the Pre-Sequel yet? What are your views? Anyone feeling any different about it?
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