In a Q&A on Kotaku, Randy Pitchford says that he knows of Borderlands 'killers’. He isn’t bothered by it, either.
His game isnt even original in the first place.
What other FPS-RPG is there thats worth a dam?
Tell me now, what games that are made today are "original"? And don't bother mentioning an obscure looking Indie POS that fits into a generic category for trying to hard to be original. I don't see any other open FPS Lootfest (with plenty of rpg elements) that can be played co-op. Fact is, why would you be worried? They own the genre they are in (FPS lootfest or whatever) and any new competition would have to be better than borderlands 2 AND manage to beat borderlands strong fanbase.
Borderlands is unique. The gunplay is smooth and plays like a natural FPS, while there is a giant emphasis on RPG elements, and there is a loot system better than diablo3! You've got a satirical comedy along with a great art style.... Borderlands does so much, and it does all of it so well, that's why it's a unique game. Anybody whose trying to copy that formula is trying too hard... I bet it's a studio owned by EA.
^^^ might not be original. But it is innovative. Borderlands in the biggest original FPS IP this generation.
At least he is being humble about his game. The Borderlands franchise has now been set in stone. Currently, there are no other loot-fest RPG/FPS games on the market. Yes, others may come in the future, but it is likely that Borderlands will have the genre on lockdown.
Usually when people come out with a "something killer", the killer app has to be pretty big. Borderlands is a good game, and the sequel is excellent so far, but the games would have to hit 7, 8 or 9 million to be in the category that even warrants a "killer" in my opinion.
All it really needs to prove itself in this regard is to make a decent profit. I'm pretty sure BL 1 and 2 have made incredible returns. While high numbers are obviously important, the actual cost to profit margin is far more relevant in a business perspective.
I'm enjoying the second one more than the first, I see that they are enjoyable games, but they aren't really something that I'd consider to be a must have game. We are all entitled to our opinions though, and I can see why a lot of people love the series.
Chunky, I feel the same about cod and halo. I love borderlands 2. To each his own.
i am a borderlands & now borderlands 2 addict, but i have thought on more than one ocasion that I wish we had 3rd person as an option at least!
Not my kind of thing mate 3rd person view, but your right it's a simple addition they could have added.
There was overstrike, which was being made by the ratchet and clank devs, but the tone of the game has been shifted from humorous spy flick parody to be more serious, gritty shooter. Still, If you want a 4 player 3rd person shooter with at least some basic BL similarities, you should keep your eyes on it, by its new name of Fuse(I believe that is what it's called now.)
There's a 3rd person mode on PC. Poor console gamers miss out big time. It's also pretty slick, too.
I'm going to wait for a GotY version with all the DLC before I buy it; why?! Because I still have 5-6 unopened games from last year I still have yet to crack open.
You need to get busy, but I know what you mean. I only just played Borderlands last week. All week.
So you'll start playing it when PS4 hits the shelves? Lol. Give it a go now bud, you won't be disappointed.
Nah man, I have a backlog of great games too, no reason to buy it now. Ima wait to get it cheaper.
Nah he's right. I'm still back cataloged, too. I'll get it when the DLC/mods surface. I want to see how big the game gets before throwing money at it right now. I made the mistake of doing that with the first game, getting it when it came out and then ended up having to get the GOTY Edition to get the complete experience.
and who said it will win goty in the first place ?
You don't need to win GOTY to release a GOTY edition. GOTY usually includes all dlc/expansion packs with the game.
For there to be a GoTY edition of a game doesn't require a GoTY award. I know. But that's how it is... @[email protected];;
They can try, but they'll never topple the awesomeness of the Borderlands franchise. Just like no regular FPS can topple Call of Duty <---(Sad, but true.)
Randy Pitchford is amazing
They can try to kill it, but they won't have the charm you get in Borderlands. Borderlands is 100% one of a kind, and anyone would be hard pressed to find a game like it. And no, I don't just mean a first person RPG. @Allsystemgamer & Mac is OK: Both of those games are horribly bland and are nothing at all like Borderlands. @RustedMan: Skyrim? Really?
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