Matt Randisi writes, "Gearbox did a fantastic job of reinvigorating the concept of grinding by incorporating a satisfying necessity for teamwork and coordination with combat. Borderlands featured four different characters with expertise in very distinct and differentiating disciplines. Players who lean more toward the side of balance and support can play as Roland the soldier, who can replenish the team’s health, offer offensive and defensive boosts, and offer temporary cover in a wide open area; whereas the more innate death dealers can play as Lilith the Siren who can be built for maximum DPS or massive spike damage. The real beauty of the game comes out when you combine efforts with three good friends and discover all the ways you can act in cohesion with one another to bring down enemy mobs of all levels. Each character’s skill tree can be re-speced for a price as well, so one team can explore a multitude of tactics throughout the journey."