Borderlands isn't perfect. Far from it. But its addictive gameplay and unique features makes it different from the pack. It isn't hard to get past Borderlands' negatives, because there are so many more positives to be found. One of its biggest problems happens to be relatively inconsistent, and isn't prominent throughout the whole game. Borderlands does something that every other game in this genre hasn't done, nail the Diablo-looting system and combine that with the great gameplay of first person shooting. Hopefully Gearbox Software has now convinced other developers to join this hybrid genre.