Submitted by Lavalamp 1163d ago | review

'Borderlands 2' Review: Firing Range | The Verge

The Verge: "Despite some MMO design quirks and so-so mechanics, some great writing and coherent visual design set Borderlands 2 apart." (Borderlands 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 7.5/10

Detoxx  +   1163d ago
7.5? You gotta be kidding me
camel_toad  +   1163d ago
The first and probably last mediocre/bad review we'll see given the amount of extremely positive reviews. Maybe the reviewer is more into games like angry birds.
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Holeran  +   1163d ago
Don't justify the reviewer by clicking.
hulk_bash1987  +   1163d ago
Why? How would you know if it's a justifiable score if you don't read it?
Bathyj  +   1163d ago
CrimsonessCross  +   1163d ago
Buy your pitchforks and torches 'ere! :D :P
'er...rather, your personalized Borderlands weapon to bring justice!

From the article:
"The shooting still lags behind other first-person frontrunners, and combat too often feels like an afterthought in Borderlands 2's enormous world."

"Borderlands 2 is unquestionably a better game than Borderlands. The new emphasis on elemental weapons and dismemberment make for better combat scenarios, and the constant character improvement is a great push forward for players looking for long-term rewards.(--->) But sticking around for those payoffs requires more patience than I'd hoped.(<---)"

"There's a sense of a constant grind. The basic gunplay that underpins Borderlands 2 is adequate to get things done. But it's nowhere near the responsiveness and encounter design of more dedicated shooters. The left-trigger aiming mechanic is paired with very aggressive auto-aim, so hitting things isn't a problem — it's just not very exciting. This makes clearing areas devolve into a same-y sort of job, rather than something fun."
You can turn that off I believe, if not on consoles than I am sorry that something is THAT severe aaand a game is only a (boring) grind when the player doesn't enjoy the content in front of them.

Playing the game now, I seriously get a HUGE wave of nostalgia, but also a sense of everything works flawlessly :) and I'm seeing myself always going "oooh, what's that!?" :P
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r21  +   1163d ago
Is the verge trying to be like egde? just saying.
seanpitt23  +   1163d ago
Look have you ever thought that this game dosnt Apeal to everyone yeah a lot of people like it but just respect his review people
moodgamer  +   1163d ago
I dont even wanna read this review. I will not review this game, beacause i will be playing the s*** out out of him for a long time. I oved the first one, this will be just amazing.
overrated44  +   1163d ago
Honestly when I saw the score and the site that it was coming from my first thought was "this has got to be written by Arthur Gies". And I was correct, I've always disliked him as an author and a "journalist". It seems that he has a knack for finding one thing he dislikes and then using that as a driving point in an argument against most games, but he sure as hell loves the Call of Duty games. I still dislike him and his opinions really mean nothing to me. I would like to see Phil Kollar's opinion of the game, he writes for the same website and has always been a terrific journalist and not someone looking for an argument.

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