So Borderlands 2? How have you guys and girls been going so far? Has it lived up to your expectations?
I actually had my first Borderlands 2 experience over the weekend, but it was in far from ideal circumstances. I took part in RawDLC’s Borderlands 2 marathon for charity and my shift was roughly half way through the event, meaning that I jumped into the game roughly 75% of the way through and I had no idea what was going on.
But still, I had fun. I had literally no understanding of the underlying RPG mechanics, or how the trading system worked all I did was follow the other players and shoot stuff. That is literally all I did. But yeah… I enjoyed it.
I think there seems to be something fundamentally interesting about the core of Borderlands 2. It’s clearly created by a team that understands how to make the simple act of firing a gun a rewarding thing to do. That’s key, obviously, and probably one of the main reasons why the game feels so compulsive.
The whole thing did feel a bit empty to me, which I totally put down to my complete lack of understanding. I’m actually now really looking forward to playing it properly, in my own time, and actually learning the intricacies of the game. But the fact I kind of enjoyed just shooting stuff is quite significant, because I haven’t enjoyed that in a game for a long, long time.
Alright, your turn!