SPOnG: "It only feels like yesterday that the comic-book styled, RPG-FPS hybrid Borderlands was released to the world. It was, in fact, two and a half years ago. How time flies, eh? But Gearbox has been working to ensure that your time in Borderlands 2 is not wasted - far from it.
The last several years have been spent tightening gameplay mechanics and streamlining the story so that you’re not running from post to post in order to check in missions anymore. Gearbox spends time, so you don’t have to."