"I can't really explain why I'm still quite hooked on Borderlands. The plot is forgettable, the side-quests generally uninspiring and the constant grind quickly gets old. But if you persevere past the first few slow hours you'll quickly start to appreciate the loot, the huge scale of things (once you unlock quick travel), the gargantuan boss battles and the co-op shenanigans. It's by no means a perfect game but if it does grab you by the balls, then be warned, for it has a vice-like grip. And to refer back to my opening gambit about expectations, once I'd got over the fact that Borderlands wasn't the next step up from Fallout 3 that I'd been hoping for, then and only then could I enjoy it for what it was: a riotous co-op experience with more loot than Captain Jack."