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Borderlands 2: Will it be the same?

The first time I played Borderlands, I didn't like it. Now I love it. My file is(literally) ultimate. I have unlimited money, unlimited shield, and I have no limit to what I can afford so if there is an ammo station nereby, unlimited ammo. It's actually more fun than you think it would be. I never have to complain about dying, I never have to worry about not getting a good gun, and anything I do WILL get completed and I'll get back without a scratch. How did I acheive all this?

2 Rose Patriots. I sold one, and I'm using the other. Someone came into my game room and dropped 3. I forget about the other one and what I did with it. I have access to all of the DLC packs, and I have it all on the PS3. So why would I give all of that up just so I can play Borderlands 2?

Me getting those Rose Patriots was quite possibly a once-in-a-lifetime thing. If I'm going to get Borderlands 2 I at least think that our items from the original game should be able to transfer to our new file on the sequel. Not only that, but I am comfortable with the scene in Borderlands. I became attached to Fyrestone and it's environment. I was comfortable with the charactor selection. But what will Borderlands 2 offer me?

In most of the games I play, I become comfortable with a certain town. In Pokemon Ruby version, I became comfortable with Mauville City. In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, I liked the town of Anvil. In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I liked Whiterun. We all do that sometimes right? But will there be a Mauville City? Will there be an Anvil town? Will there be a Whiterun? Will there be a Fyrestone? Will there be a town I become attached to?

Another important factor is the charactors. Will there be a charactor I become comfortable with? In Borderlands I liked Mordecai. In The Elder Scrolls I liked the Argonian species. But will there be a Mordecai or an Argonian. The first charactor I looked at was the fat guy. But still, will I be able to bond with Borderlands 2 like I did with the first?

Now I know I've used alot of metaphors and most of this Blog can't be taken literally. But sometimes the sequel sucks. Sometimes it's awesome. Either way, the only way I can find out is by playing Borderlands 2. This blog may be confusing, it may jump from subject to subject, but all-in-all, I am hesitant to buy and play Borderlands 2. Thank you, and goodbye.

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jeb692067d ago

I don't know...should game titles be italicized? "This blog may be confusing," -- well maybe it shouldn't jump around?

"Me getting those Rose Patriots" -- does that read right?

I like the personality of the article but not sure if it's ready for print.

A7XfangoDeathbat2067d ago

Idk. It published so I think people liked it. I don't know if I should Disagree or Agree... Ima disagree. And I didn't italicize anything. Ur making me get confused @[email protected]

deep_fried_bum_cake2066d ago

Not a huge gripe but you don't know how to spell character, you should probably fix that. And to answer the question of whether you will bond with 2 as you did 1, the answer is yes, undoubtedly.

BiggCMan2062d ago

If you have unlimited shield and can't die, the items you are referring to have been hacked by the person who dropped them. Great way to play!

Christopher2066d ago

***So why would I give all of that up just so I can play Borderlands 2? ***

Why do we play any game after our first? You do it because it's a new experience. Yeah, it'll feel a lot like the same, but it's a new experience with new characters, new locations, new story, new yadda yadda yadda.

***Will there be a Fyrestone? Will there be a town I become attached to?***

Impossible for me to tell you if you will like the game or not. The main city hub is called Sanctuary. It's not alive like Whiterun, but it does offer you a chance to interact with a variety of NPCs, shop, gamble at the slot machine, and is a part of the overall story.

***The first charactor I looked at was the fat guy. But still, will I be able to bond with Borderlands 2 like I did with the first?***

First of all, Salvador is broad and muscular, not fat.

Second, again, who knows. I don't want to give any spoilers here, but there's a good chance you will run into a few of the characters from the first game. A very good chance.

As far as liking the new class options? There isn't a Mordicai (aka Mordie), meaning no class that focuses on having a pet that attacks and improving your sniping/pistol/revolver skills. There is going to be the mechromancer class released next month as DLC (free if you pre-ordered) that might involve summoning a pet. There is Zer0 the assassin who can become the master of long-range combat (read: sniping).

Look at the character skill trees to get a better idea of what they can each do:

Axton, who summons a sentry turret

Zer0, who is a ranged or melee assassin

Salvador, who can dual wield

Maya, who can use her siren phaselock ability to hurt or defend

Norrison2065d ago

Borderlands 2 is a lot better than the first one, you can't hate it just because you can't transfer your items. It would be too easy, where's the fun in that?

maelstromb2062d ago (Edited 2062d ago )

I just started Borderlands 2 yesterday after finally beating Dark Souls after 110 hours (and it was glorious!), but I've gotta say, I'm feeling the same way as I did when I played the first game. It's something I just cannot quite put my finger on, but B2 still feels like just as much of a shallow game as its predecessor did for me - (and feel free to disagree, as I'm stating my impressions thus far). Sure, it has immeasurable amounts of character, content, and customization, but the mechanics just feel... well, tired? I don't even know if that's the right word to describe it either.

Granted, I'm only playing single player (as almost none of my friends own capable PCs to run *a* game, let alone *this* game), and that may be perhaps where the problem lies.. which leaves me wishing Gearbox would have implemented a multiplayer system that allowed cross platform play, such as PC to console and vice versa. Nonetheless, I'll continue to play the game to see if my feelings change over time, but so far, I'm not all that impressed. Anyone else getting the same vibe? Just curious.

I would appreciate hearing people's (civil) feedback on this.