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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Vigil on Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:01 pm

And the Wall Street Journal shows they have no idea how to review video games. Look at this intentionally hilarious review of the game.

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/09/18/game-theory-borderlands-2-fails-to-cross-ove/

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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Lord Pheonix on Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:06 pm

he sequel to the highly acclaimed 2009 Borderlands game goes on shelves Tuesday in Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions for around $60. At that price point, the first-person shooter, published by 2K Games, inevitably invites comparisons with the Halos and Call of Duty games already out and due to come in the next few weeks and months.

Borderlands 2 falls short because it’s missing several key elements you need to have in a 2012 first-person shooter game – most notably, a rich multiplayer online mode. There’s an extremely limited four-player cooperative mode

OMG LOL

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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Vigil on Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:38 pm

My favourite quotes from the article.

I had to go back to Wikipedia descriptions of the original game to remember all the intricate twists and turns of the Borderlands backstory, which involved a couple of mega-corporations, called Dahl Corp. and Atlas Corp.

Borderlands 2’s single-player campaign mode isn’t as good as what you’ll find in games like COD: Black Ops or the Medal of Honor series. There’s too much “feast-or-famine” hunting for tasks, supplies and a good battle for this to be a fun game all the way through.

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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by KristallNacht on Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:04 pm

cod fag
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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Lord Pheonix on Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:10 pm

The bloody fuck is the wallstreet journal doing reviewing games anyway.

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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Gauz on Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:18 pm

The publishers probably payed them to.
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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by TNine on Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:35 pm

Menacing characters like Handsome Jack, who tries to knock you off in the opening sequence via a double-crossing explosion, are not at all fearsome
Menacing? What characters are supposed to feel like anything but a hilariously over-the-top caricature?

Claptrap acts as your guide, and is a fairly detestable character, who left me cold. When his camera eye got plucked out by an alien on the first mission, I didn’t care. Still, I had no choice but to go out and put my Zero character at risk to restore the loathsome droid’s sight.
There are legitimate complaints about just how annoying Claptrap is, but he seemed to have completely missed the point.

Controls are very similar to COD, which makes the game very familiar and easy to play right out of the box.
So at this point can we pretty much conclude that this guy has pretty much never played an FPS before?
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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Lord Pheonix on Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:48 pm

Whats funny is in one paragraph he complains about the cursing and how it's unneeded and over the top, then a paragraph or two later he's talking about how he's playing with his 14 year old kid lol.

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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by KristallNacht on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:19 pm

guys, I may get this game if we all promise to play together!
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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by CivBase on Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:38 pm

The more I play this game, the more I like it. It has improved in almost every way from its predecessor. If you're not getting it now because it's $60, at least gnab it if you find a sale below $40.

Also, I'm pretty sure I lost brain cells from reading that article. Conan O'Brian gives better reviews than that.

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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Divine Virus on Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:01 pm

This game...omg...crimson flame...this game...omg crimson flame...this game...

...sooooooooo gooooooooooood...
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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Nocbl2 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:33 pm

I jizzed my pants when
Spoiler:
the city took off.


Not that I wasn't predicting it, but damn. It sucks that my BL 1 disc is scratched so now I can't finish the game Sad
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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Rotaretilbo on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:52 pm

Claptrap acts as your guide, and is a fairly detestable character, who left me cold. When his camera eye got plucked out by an alien on the first mission, I didn’t care. Still, I had no choice but to go out and put my Zero character at risk to restore the loathsome droid’s sight.

I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to care when Knuckle Dragger plucks out Claptrap's eye. If you feel anything other than malicious pleasure, there's probably something wrong with you. You are very clearly supposed to hate Claptrap. Every single line of dialog involving Claptrap is centered around how much you're supposed to hate Claptrap. You endanger yourself to restore his sight because Angel told you that you needed him to get to Sanctuary. You had to go through Liar's Berg anyway, after all, and it was Claptrap who shows you where to get a ship in order to get off the Southern Shelf.

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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Divine Virus on Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:11 am

If your wondering why I sound so pleased about this, this is my programings default tone of voice! I'm actually quite depressed!

@Rot: But I went to his birthday. And he gave me pizza.
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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by CivBase on Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:49 am

I somewhat like Master Claptrap. He throws great birthday parties.

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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Nocbl2 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:32 pm

Claptrap is hilarious.
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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Vigil on Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:16 pm

Played through the first few hours of the game. Enjoying it so far. Dying a lot more than I did during the original as the AI will punish you if you get careless, and haven't found a gun a really like yet.

I like what they've done with Roland.

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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Rotaretilbo on Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:02 pm

I definitely have a few beefs with the game.

The user interface is shit. I have trouble equipping guns and the like, as that menu often bugs up, and the trade menu is just awful to work with. To date, I've not played with a person who didn't have a lot of trouble working with the trade menu the first few times they used it.

The game is also buggy at times. It seems that, rather than scripting universal pathing for the AI, which would make sense since you encounter just about every type of common enemy in just about every type of area, enemies are pathed individually. For example, while trying to level up a Goliath so that we could get the achievement, we kited a Goliath from a back area of The Dust onto the flats where the Bandit Technicals spawn. The Goliath jumped down at us, but suddenly it couldn't path and began glitching into the floor, sliding back up the wall we'd jumped off of, and doing various other things. I've also noticed at times that I can pick off Bullymogs with ease because if you stand in certain areas (and I mean out in the open, not like glitchy areas), you'll be at the edge of their pathing, and they will ignore you even as you shoot them.

We also ran into a bug where, during the fourth wave of the fifth round of the arena, a single enemy glitched while exiting a door, and subsequently could neither be seen nor shot. Unable to leave because the quest was technically still ongoing, but unable to complete the quest because the game has no contingency script of any kind, such as one stating that if no enemies are present in the arena for one minute, to just proceed, we all had to kill ourselves to intentionally fail the quest just to get out.

However, I feel that the dialog and writing more than make up for these flaws. I wouldn't call Borderlands 2 my favorite game by any stretch, but it's definitely a game I intend to play through a few times.

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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by CivBase on Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:39 pm

Nah, it's not perfect but it's a great improvement and probably going to be one of my favorite games this year. ...right next to FTL and Planetside 2.

Halo 4 is yet to be decided. I have a feeling it will be good, but not a favorite. Lets ignore what I just said though and talk more about Borderlands.


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haven't found a gun a really like yet.
You wont. However, I recommend giving the slot machines in town a few spins since there really isn't a whole lot more to do with money. They out the same customization after a while and iridium quickly becomes useless, but I've gotten some pretty awesome guns from those slot machines. You can always sell the ones you don't want.... and then use the proceeds to go play more slots.

No, seriously guys. I can quit whenever I want.




One more comment: Handsome Jack is now one of my favorite villain of all time.

Spoiler:
RIP Bloodwing

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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by dragoon9105 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:50 am

I liked the Clap traps...
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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Vigil on Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:18 am

All I really want is a decent corrosive shotgun, similar to the one I rocked in the first game, because if most of Hyperion's forces are Robots, It would be really helpful.

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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Rotaretilbo on Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:39 pm

At lvl20, the guns in the slot machines seem to be all rubbish. Even getting triple Moxxi or triple Marcus doesn't seem to do beat the greens I already have. Have yet to get triple Vault symbols yet.

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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by KristallNacht on Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:46 pm

.....well....you need to have the minecraft pig head skin to be good at the game
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Re: Borderlands 2

Post by Vigil on Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:39 pm

Ugh... Buzzard Academy is kinda shitty. Not cool that they just keep spawning buzzards infinitely.

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Post by Rotaretilbo on Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:10 pm

Buzzard Academy was really tough. My friends and I were kiting around a goliath (we do that a lot) to try and get him to become a Lord Pheonix-liath, and these fucking buzzards just kept spawning.

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