You want to know an awkward feeling? Playing a sequel to a game you didn’t play instead of thousands and thousands of others who did. The whole time you’re wondering to yourself, “Man, this is pretty fun, but I wonder what my fit of ecstasy would be like if I had played it as much as almost every other gamer in the world?” Yet another reason I subscribed to GameFly.
Anyway, disregarding the small pangs of guilt that I DID NOT LISTEN TO, I had fun with Borderlands 2, though I couldn’t tell you about any “improvements” it made over the previous game because, as we’ve discussed, I played the first Borderlands for a solid fifteen minutes before going back to something more pressing at the time; say, a large pitcher of margaritas, or what have you.
I did have a great time playing with a gentleman from Press Play named Nick Hawryluk, who spent probably 45% percent of the demo reviving me. Nick, if you’re reading this, I owe you a beer.
Shoot, loot, read on!
Title: “PAX East 2012: Borderlands 2″
Outlet: Gamer’s Guide to Life
Publish Date: 4/16/12
The original Borderlands was a huge surprise back when it released back in 2009, expertly combining twitchy, satisfying FPS action with stick-and-carrot loot collection à la Diablo and Torchlight.
Here in 2012, 2K Games knows that it has a hit on its hands, and gave Borderlands 2 one of the largest booths at this year’s PAX East. With so many gamers frothing at the mouths for a one-way ticket back to Pandora, will Borderlands 2 be enough to satiate diehard fans of the first entry whilst still gaining new ones? I went hands-on with the game in an attempt to find out.