There's a lot about Borderlands 2 that feels just a little too familiar. The combat model and vehicle handling are basically the same as they were before, and the story remains a wafer-thin excuse to get you out on Pandora and scooping up loot. That said, the peripheral content has been improved to an extent that makes this clearly the superior of the two games. Stylistically speaking, the game is gorgeous, and while the Gunzerker class falls flat the rest of the class shakeups are welcome improvements. So yes, Borderlands 2 is a much better game than its predecessor. It just doesn't always feel like a different game.