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Submitted by mbmanhattan 901d ago | review

IGN: Borderlands 2 Video Review

When you’ve managed to create an unexpectedly great first entry for a franchise, it begs the question: What the hell do you do with the sequel? In the case of Borderlands 2 developer Gearbox has decided to largely stick with what worked the first time around, while implementing a host of tweaks that make it an overall superior game. A few relatively minor complaints aside, Borderlands 2 improves not only the narrative, but almost every major game system. If you’ve been itching for a reason to jump back into the world of Pandora, Borderlands 2 provides a more than ample supply. (Borderlands 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 9.0/10

Relientk77  +   901d ago
Awesome score, cant wait for this game. It looks better than the first
Nimblest-Assassin  +   901d ago
Soon... this game will be in our hands

Sucks that Im in uni... I have to wait, or my marks will drop down the drain
mewhy32  +   900d ago
I've already preordered this game for the 360 weeks ago. I'm very excited. Can't wait to go back to Pandora.
MuhammadJA  +   900d ago
Agreed. This will be a better purchase than RE6.

Steam version for me!
CommonSense  +   900d ago
Day 1 Steam
geth1gh  +   900d ago
I wonder when we will be able to pre-load it? I hope they give us ample time to actually have it downloaded by midnight launch.
Megaton  +   900d ago
Pre-load is live. Did mine this morning. You might have to restart Steam if it's not available to you.
antz1104  +   900d ago
4 DAYS!!!! WOOOOOOOt!!!
Frenza  +   900d ago
7 days in EU :/
Chuk5  +   901d ago
Just one weekend between us now, bl2.
NastyLeftHook0  +   901d ago
i like the games art style.
3-4-5  +   901d ago
Now that they added colors besides 9 shades of brown I also like the Art style.

This game is what the first one was supposed to be so it better be good. And sounds like it's living up to the hype.
hagla  +   901d ago
@ 3-4-5
The first one was what it was supposed to be, awesome. This one looks even better though.
capjacksparrow  +   901d ago
I loved Borderlands and I'm sure I'll love this one even more. One of the best co op games this generation in my opinion!
Lucretia  +   901d ago
hope it has more enemy and enviorment variety than part 1. i couldnt finish the first game let alone play more than 20 hours of it.

my friends gettin it so i will try it again :P
Nimblest-Assassin  +   901d ago
Here is a picture of all the enemies in BL2... enough variety for yah?

http://img1.uploadscreensho...

Oh and btw... there is a huge variety in the environment

Acid seas, metropolises, industrial areas, volcanoes, seas, etc
CrimsonessCross  +   901d ago
I found Zapdos! :3

But yeah I agree on the environment and enemies...
Better AI, more variety of everything makes the game that much more awesome :D

Oh, and one more thing. I wonder who the person is that is hiding between a couple of those golems... x) (between the yellow and purple, black hair with a part that has white hair O.o)
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FunAndGun  +   901d ago
Awesome pic! thanks for posting.
toxic-inferno  +   900d ago
@ CrimsonessCross

The guy with the dark hair and white stripe is Handsome Jack; the games antagonist.
Lucretia  +   900d ago
well i remember fighting 85% skags, 10% humans, 2% flying birds, then some of the other stuff.

i never beat the game u know....lol
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   900d ago
"well i remember fighting 85% skags, 10% humans, 2% flying birds, then some of the other stuff.

i never beat the game u know....lol"

Didn't beat the game? It sounds like you didn't get out of Fyrestone.
kostchtchie_  +   900d ago
plus all the expansions, cannot wait for bl2 brilliant game my favorite fps this gen
CrimsonessCross  +   901d ago
nicked for no vehicle missions...lol.

this means they played it through entirely?. In a way it makes me curious, but probably. I remember GearBox brought up that vehicles were mostly a way to get from point A to point B. It would have been fun or would be to have a mission with them though :D (driving and shooting people down or something? <.<)

It'd be awesome to make your own gunning machine since its all about guns in this game :P, oh well...just thoughts.

They brought up texture pop-in (I don't mind it as long as it fixes itself and i've seen it often other places), but the bugs I can see it getting nicked for and the texture pop-in for that though instead of the vehicle thing.

oh well still a great score :) and it isn't MY score, so I can't really argue.
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Burackus  +   900d ago
well said
MeatAbstract  +   901d ago
Came with my GFX card. All ready on Steam to be played. Currently playing through the first game and it is really good. Looking forward to this.
konnerbllb  +   900d ago
Ditto, it came with my 660ti
Bladesfist  +   900d ago
came with my 660 Ti as well :D
Tonester925  +   900d ago
Came with my 730al
AngelicIceDiamond  +   901d ago
The review is in and I'm impressed. Hell yeah can't wait day 1 for me.
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r21  +   901d ago
Cant wait to play borderlands 2 and play as Gaige.
CrimsonessCross  +   900d ago
^YES!
Agreed :)
Hopefully the other two skill trees she has makes her interesting for veteran players of Borderlands...or something :) -shrugs-
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r21  +   900d ago
I hope so too. Besides the skill trees, her character design just looks so radical!
GTRrocker666  +   899d ago
Think i might play as the assassin or gunzerker. Those seem like the most fun to my play style. I would like to do a combo of both somehow.
GTRrocker666  +   900d ago
It seems as though all of my major complaints have been addressed from the first game and the things I liked have been improved upon. I pre ordered this for the hell of it. I dont have anything new to play until hitman so i want something action packed and kind of silly.
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Captain Qwark 9  +   900d ago
same here, my only beef with the first was the stories that came along with the missions and the lack of visual cust.. the story was addressed and the visual cust, while not as extensive as id like to see, was at least addressed a bit. im in for a treat mon at midnight!
Der_Kommandant  +   900d ago
Already preordered

BTW I like the new IGN website design!
CanadianTurtle  +   900d ago
Loved the first game with a passion. Played through it twice on every single side and main mission with 3 of my best friends. Thats how dedicated we were to this game! Every mission done with a full lobby!

I live very far away from my best friends, so Borderlands is sort of like a friendship tradition for us where we get together and have a good time gaming together online.

We scheduled our playthrough this winter holiday because of our college and university schedule.
Emme  +   900d ago
Yeah, so maybe now that this fragfest is out of the way we can finally have Aliens:CM ?
kostchtchie_  +   900d ago
2013 for that :/
TheColbertinator  +   900d ago
Awesome.Do want
Detoxx  +   900d ago
Just watched the leaked first 10 minutes, I'm hyped even more now..
leemo19  +   900d ago
Little disappointed that the loot still going to be shared, cause it was pain in the arse and annoying when people would grab everything in the chest and you got nothing. Work can wait for two days, been waiting two years for bl2. I hope the mic function been fixed. I know on the ps3 version talking sometimes would cut in and out especially when the level was loading.
kcuthbertson  +   900d ago
Sounds like you need better friends...
leemo19  +   900d ago
Better friends? the mic problem would happened regardless who you played it.
CRASHBASHUK  +   900d ago
pre-ordered the download ver on eu/uk ps store for £39.99 not a bad price compared to retail ver and i am sure you can play it at 12.01AM on the day it come out
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CRASHBASHUK  +   900d ago
UPDATE!!!
WTH how can tehy change the price when it was at £39.99 the cheeke little B***** and its now £49.99
pbasson  +   900d ago
This may be the only IP i dnt give a shit about the story, I just want to kick ass.
taquito  +   900d ago
pc version ftw!!!

-as always, pc version looks much, much better and runs silky smooth.

can get it for $47 at greenmangaming!
http://www.greenmangaming.c...

and it still gives you the steam code!
CrimsonessCross  +   900d ago
Of course it looks better on PC because you can't really change things around extensively on a console as you can on a PC. Running silky smooth depends on how well geared you are for the requirements.
and they are adding actual menu options to the game for PC as well which is great.

36$ though at GMG :)
depends on when their discount code has stopped working that discounts it further.
1nsomniac  +   900d ago
Thought the first one was rubbish dont think i actually made it through a full 2 hours before getting too bored to carry on. This sequel just looks like a carbon copy.
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