Describes how Guild Wars 2 pushes cooperative gaming and RPG questing forward, while Borderlands 2 stubbornly sticks to its old fashioned roots.
What a lame comparison. One is an MMORPG, the other is a FPSRPG with co-op if you want it. I guess, thosegeeks DON'T know.
I suppose, but BL2 certainly does adopt the MMO style of questing and looting pretty much verbatim, and certainly makes use of the "holy trinity" party dynamic (Tank, Healer, DPS), so there's plenty to compare in these core design paradigms. Obviously, some things can't be compared, like World vs. World and World Events. But don't be surprised if the next Borderlands, among myriad other multiplayer games (MMO, F2P, Co-op etc.), start adopting a few of the rather good ideas presented in GW2. Unique loot drops is definitely something that I wish BL2 had.
Questing and looting is part of the RPG genre, not MMO. Skyrim has questing and looting, Fable has questing and looting. MMO literally just means massively multiplayer online, meaning a HUGE amount of people playing online. It would be better to compare BL2 to something like planetside or some other FPSMMO, even then it is not a good comparison.
They may be different genres, but they still have features that are relevant to each other. The lines between genres are constantly blurred.
I'm getting pretty sick of very small-minded people constanting spouting the inane idea that 2 games can't be compared simply because they aren't in the exact same genre.
Yeah, I guess you're right. Maybe thosegeeksyouknow should compare Assassin's Creed III to Soundshapes. That sounds like a great idea/s
So you can seriously compare Uncharted 2 to Forza 4 without laughing?
How can you compare apple to oranges? who in their right mind does something like that? Riding a bike is the same as driving a car? Watching a movie is the same as flipping thru a picture book? And you have the nerve to call someone small-minded. How do you compare super mario bros to bf3? please compare the two for me with one of those bubbles, hell anyone who agrees with you explain that to me...
yeah, when you name extreme differences, you either know you're being extreme for the sake of making an idiotic point, or you are, in fact, an idiot. those games aren't completley dissimilar. they have similarities. social aspects, rpg elements, gear, increasing difficulty, etc.. and even if two games are VERY Different, you can still draw comparisons. replay value, multiplayer, fun-factor. so get of your high horses. you're just being closed-minded.
@Kaos_VII "How can you compare apple to oranges?" They're both fruits, weigh roughly the same weight, are spherical, and they both come from trees. "Riding a bike is the same as driving a car?" Both are used on the road, are a mode of transportation, have wheels, and for the most part need someone to operate them. Not technically the "same" but this is comparing, not making an exact congruent. "Watching a movie is the same as flipping thru a picture book?" Movies and books are used as a form of entertainment, both utilize the eyes. Once again, not the same, but we're only comparing here. How do you compare super mario bros to bf3? Both are video games, you can jump, kill enemies, there are seperate maps as you progress/regress throughout the game. Oh yeah they're both multiplayer as well! Who are you calling small-minded? :O Almost anything can be compared in some form or another, as well as contrasted. It seems like this is a matter of convergent/divergent thinking... oh how the educational system failed you, n4g... :(
yea that really is a dumb comparison
different genre. but i have to admit GW2 really make my copy of Broderlands 2 in Dust.
Ive taken a break from GW2 and been playing Borderlands 2. Both are just awesome games.
This article is ridiculous, if you actually read the article it is poorly written and tries to make comparisons between two different genres just because the writer doesn't like something.
Ice cream makes turkey sandwiches look old fashioned. Discuss.
love your avatar. Gets me lol'ing everytime
Whatever borderlands 2 does, it does it well
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.