I adored the original Borderlands release, enough for me to rate it as one of my top 10 releases of the current gen. It bought an interesting blend of genres and presented them in a way rarely seen before on Console, with addicting gameplay and a world that was so rich with ramshackle character that even side characters were memorable. Obviously the news of a sequel bought smiles to the faces of loot hungry Vault Hunters across the world, myself included, but I couldn’t help but be concerned as to whether Borderlands 2 would be able to live up to its predecessors’ success and atmosphere while also being a significant enough move forwards to be worthy as a standalone title. Does the game manage to build on the incredible original release? The short answer is yes.