I am sure you can guess that I have a low opinion of the game. After playing games like System Shock, System Shock 2 and Bio Shock I feel like this was a cheap imitation [especially considering that 2k is the publisher]. In the "Shock" series at least the AI and combat was exciting and fit the dark and stressful environment. In Borderlands the cartoonish environment did not fit the setting the game was trying to portray. Also the comic relief of the one wheeled robot "Clap Trap" made the game something of a joke.
The Cooperative play mode is an excellent idea but was put on a game that offers very little in terms of playability and continued enjoyment. I doubt I will be returning to it except for GPU testing, even then it is of questionable use as it only supports Anti-Aliasing from nVidia cards.Was it worth it?
In a word, No not for $50. Borderlands [or as I have been calling it Bored-erlands] is not a fast paced game. It is boring, long winded, had terrible AI and a poor combat system. It claims originality yet takes a lot from previous games. At the end of playing it for 30 minutes [of which about 10 -15 was actual game play] I felt ripped off and wished I could return it. We will be taking a deeper look and following up with this title, but I can tell you that as of right now I am not looking forward to it. I can only hope that it gets better very quick or I might not be able to make it through the next play session at all.
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