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Submitted by edsmith1990 1240d ago | review

IBTimes review of Borderlands 2

IBTimes UK looks at Borderlands 2, and how it's not very good at all (Borderlands 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 6/10

PockyKing  +   1240d ago
Too much grinding? Dialogue isn't funny? And stupid? The reviewer obviously didn't pay attention to the dialogue in the first 30 min with ClapTrap and he didn't even mention Handsome Jack, which is the funniest character I've heard in years. I literally lol while playing and hearing the things the characters say. The point of the game is the "grind". It's supposed to take time to get the biggest and baddest weaponry. It wouldn't be fun if you played the game for half a day and unlocked everything.

It's like the reviewer missed the whole point of the game and then acts like the Wall Street Journal was spot on? Following a review comparing the entire game to Call of Duty etc?

This is a horrible review.
onyoursistersback  +   1240d ago
people that play COD have a VERY short attention spam.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1240d ago
Sigh.. this is going to jump to the top of N4G isn't it :(
teething  +   1239d ago
This review coming from a website that has "we recommend: Kate Middleton topless photos" as a link at the bottom.

And they called BL2 crude?

Love the irony of this pretty lame review.
strauser360  +   1240d ago
Humor is pretty subjective, and when it comes to humor in videogames, its usually hit or miss.
roadkillers  +   1239d ago
"Now that we've made it we should celebrate. We need two things. The first being ladies, obviously. The second, dudes. Big ugly Morbidly obese men."

-Claptrap

Now read my comment and tell me that's not funny.
Neckbear  +   1239d ago
Unless your idea of humor consists of constant, heavily forced pop culture references and slapstick, then yes, the dialogue in the game isn't funny in the least. In fact, it tries way too hard.

But if you're the kind to get his kicks off things like memes, then yeah, I suppose the game would be funny to you.
Blacklash93  +   1239d ago
Most of the humor is not pop-culture references and if you've gone anywhere past the introduction you'd know the vast majority of it is delivered through dialogue, not slapstick. I'm wondering if you've even played the game.

But who am I to question your clearly superior tastes in comedy?
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codename13  +   1239d ago
This reviewer used to be a vault hunter like us, until he took a bullet to the knee xD
Mutant-Spud  +   1239d ago
It had to be said I suppose.
Mutant-Spud  +   1239d ago
What's the line the bandits say something like "You're gonna be my new fleshy bicycle", oh and "My little pink pretzel", "I'll let you call me daddy"...it's only slightly disturbing.
GhostHero333  +   1240d ago
Just another gaming review by a non gamer.
Der_Kommandant  +   1240d ago
What'???
BeAGamer  +   1239d ago
que pasa?
MxRBrobaFett  +   1240d ago
What a sad and unfortunate person this man must be
Bathyj  +   1240d ago
6? Thats borderline (no pun intended) unplayable.

Waaaaay off the mark.
GamerEuphoria  +   1239d ago
To be fair the score of unplayable is subjective, anything around 4 and below is what i class as unplayable
-DanielBryan-  +   1240d ago
*Smacks Reviewer down the head with a steel chair*
NO! NO! NO!
Burackus  +   1240d ago
Do it again and again again! !!!!!!!!
MrAnderson  +   1239d ago
I'M the Tag Tean Champions!
Ragnaarock  +   1240d ago
Someones salty.
Criticizing a game for having too many guns........when that's one of it's selling points.
Imma review this reviewer:
Good: Can write in complete sentences.
Bad: No sense of humor, Criticizes things for having style.
6/10: this reviewer is BAD
Resistance_lord  +   1239d ago
6 out of 10!?, Some men just wanna watch the world burn :(
pandehz  +   1239d ago
Just started playing it and am getting Borderlands 1 sickness

Well basically any game that makes me lose motive to continue is now Borderlands like. Bought the goty edition and never finished it

In some sense I agree with the reviewer. I never finished Bord 1
and this looks reskinned and stuff but still gets me sleepy a lil bit.

The guns are still floaty like in the first one and crosshairs besides scopes are kinda pointless with out of control recoil.

They need to play a bit more Battlefield to sort out their gun issues. I understand they want to be fresh but come on there are certain tried and tested systems when using first person camera.

Will see how it goes later in the game.

Also anyone knows how to increase inventory right from the start.

Whats the point of a loot hoarding game when Im full in few min.
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kingdavid  +   1239d ago
You can buy backpack upgrades in the first city sanctuary.
Holeran  +   1239d ago
Play more Battlefield to sort out thier gun issues? Are you daft? Battlefield 3 for PS3 infuriated me because thier gun control sucks beyond belief. When I am playing Borderlands 2 I can pull off head shots with a sniper rifle within 1/4 of a second almost every time. You and I are on different planets.
GTRrocker666  +   1239d ago
Upgrade your character. Problems solved. After all that is the point of rpgs now isnt it?
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pandehz  +   1239d ago
So on the road to getting my gun work right I need to suffer bad gunfights?

Wish I had more bubbles to reply.

Like Holeran up there did not read I mentioned anything without scopes is bullcrap and he mentions sniper rifle. Lol

Also I cant comment on console versions coz I dont play slow.

Also he said ps3 so Im assuming auto aim. Im on pc
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GTRrocker666  +   1239d ago
You have to sift through the crappy guns to find the good ones. Thats how borderlands works. Once you get to a higher level and find good gu s you will be fine.
Revolver_X_  +   1239d ago
Sorry pandehz, but your stupidity gets a down bubble. You sound like you actually expected BL2 to be a typical FPS. Its an RPG, every gun even has an accuracy %, or did you not see that? If your using a rifle with 46% accuracy, do you actually believe ADS would negate that? You clearly should stick to Battlefield. To criticise BL2 over recoil then cite Battlefield is blatantly trollish. Consoles play slow? WTF does that even mean? Your trying too hard. Your epic fail is stinking up this whole topic. Do us a favor and forget your user password.
Mutant-Spud  +   1239d ago
You need to put Badass points into accuracy and recoil stabilising, the system is a bit different to the first game, this isn't like Battlefield it's Diablo with guns, after the first run through it's just all about the loot.
Is it just me or is Borderlands 2 a fair bit harder than the first one?
I was playing 4p co-op tonight and we were all level 13 and we were getting stomped, even in SP it seems the game throws everything at you right away, it's a constant steam of enemies, you hardly get a second to draw breath.
BaconBits  +   1239d ago
To me it seams they were going for the humor of games like Portal 2 but kind of fell short in my opinion. Does not matter to me though, I think the game is great even though I could not get into the first one. My only gripe is 4 (or 3) player co-op on same console because both my kids want to play with me and it causes arguments. I understand why though.
Tornadobounce  +   1239d ago
I dunno man I wasn't a big fan of the first but I'm getting old so maybe it's an age thing.
Holeran  +   1239d ago
I'm 41 and this is one of the only games that actually makes me laugh out loud.
GTRrocker666  +   1239d ago
This guy comes off as really arrogant in his review. Almost too negative.
Insane087  +   1239d ago
think i've been playing a different game clap trap singing a dubstep song is pretty funny and scooter talking about earl eating a car with a fork... reviewer needs a lobotomy
breakdancefight  +   1239d ago
This person is obviously an attention starved troglodyte.The writing is amazing in this game, just read Mikey Nuemann's, "The Returners" and Watch Anthony Burch's "Hey Ash, watcha' playin", freakin' genius both of them.
Revolver_X_  +   1239d ago
Exactly, Anthony Burch did a great job writing BL2's story. To classify BL2 humor as slapstick, like someone above did, is way off. Ashley Burch is very clever as Tiny Tina. But hey, I get it, someone has to be a troglodyte...what?
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1239d ago
I figured this review was stupid. 6/10, I really didn't see that coming.
Holeran  +   1239d ago
I think the reviewer is who Handsome Jack would reply to as Butt Stallion.
ame22  +   1239d ago
Because a 9 out 10 is too mainstream. So, let's give them a 6 cause I'm cool like that.
MasterD919  +   1237d ago
And I'm sure MW3 got a perfect score, right?

C'mon...Borderlands 2 is one of the greatest sequels to improve upon an original game in quite some time. 6/10? What is this Operation Raccoon City?

Get a clue. Fix your review.

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