Randy Pitchford thinks that Borderlands has zero competition, occupying a unique place in the market, saying he’s suprised nobody has tried to copy it yet.
Well that's not necessarily a bad thing :) Looking forward to the sequel!
They practically ripped the setting and artstyle from Rage
Whether intentional or not - I think it's very hard to come up with something truly unique nowadays. You could say "Wow! I got this great idea! I've never seen anyone do that!" - and then you have a million fans saying: "Such a rip off from that game in 1989". + I think there is a clear distinction between "ripping off" and "taking inspiration" from other games. It's done all the time - that's why game designers play so many games - and its good to play bad games as well - because as a game designer it will give you an idea (a personal view) on what works and what doesn't. So I wouldn't really agree that they ripped the setting and art style of Rage - its a concept we've seen many times before: End of the World, Apocalypse, Wasteland...
If you compare the two though, Borderlands is a much better game. It's got that addictive Fallout-like quality, but Rage is also good, just a lot more targeted than Borderlands.
Very unlikely that they actually copied the setting and artstyle from Rage. Rage was first shown in June of 2007, Borderlands in September 2007 (according to Wikipedia). Only two months between the first reveals of the games indicates it was just a coincidence. Similarities are a rule nowadays, not an exception and even if two games have multiple similarities, it doesn't mean either one specifically copied the other one.
So let me get this straight, a game from 2009 copied a game that was released last year? Ha!
The setting is nothing new, the artstyle looks very little like Rage, and Borderlands came out first. If this was a site other than N4G, no one would have agreed with you.
No wonder you're only on a single bubble. That has got to be the most silliest thing I've seen anybody say on an article like this.
Dude Borderlands 1 was out long before Rage.
What you all are forgetting is that Borderlands' had a last minute art style change, making Rage the "original." http://www.gamespot.com/new... DEVELOPMENT on Rage STARTED in 2004. http://www.hookedgamers.com...
B2 is the Sh!t.
I couldn't get into borderlands, maybe i need to try it out again.
I felt the same way but you need to give it time. I played it for like an hour and said fuck this shit and graphics and voice acting did not help but one day when I had no other game to play I said f#$k it and forced my self to play it and after I started leveling up it became clear to me that the hook to this game was to level up and collect as much guns as possible. The one thing I do hope they fix is the boss battles, each boss has a way where you can cheat to beat them, all you need is to run away from them and keep a safe distance and blast away. Also I am not sure if this was a glitch or a perk in the game but midway in the game after collecting all the boos for the old man I got infinty amo and I just used the rocket launcher to beat the game. Also the last stage where your running to the vault all you need to do is keep running till you reach the end -_-
It was a good game but hope they get rid of the cell shading. I was really hyped when I saw the original trailer and thought the graphics were top notch. I know that because of current console RAM they had to gimp the game and make it cell shaded but I would have rather sacrifice the 10000m guns and leave the graphics. Here hoping the make a superior WiiU version.
Already exists, it's called Fallout 3. Go play it.
I never played it, I know some people who really liked it, and I know some who said it got rather boring.
The people who said it got boring were playing it alone. Borderlands is a game that NEEDS to be played with a friend, whether online, or splitscreen.
I always played alone since I have slow internet connection in my PS3, but I'm going to buy the PC version Since they took their effort into it.
I think it's fair to say the main game is actually a bit boring. Too much text based mission stations. But by the time the DLC came around, they got a better feel for what people liked and the DLC was much better than the main game. I thought the Armory was outstanding. (Mad Moxxi's was pretty much a waste though, except for the bank) That's not to say the game wasn't fun. It really was. Loot chests all over the place. And again with the DLC, they improved upon it as they'd hide them in tricky places that really rewarded exploration.
That's subjective, I did my first playthrough solo and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Its really a matter of opinion. I loved it because it felt different to all the other shooters. Most shooters follow a singular path and a set story. Borderlands is a game where you can take your time with that, you can choose the missions you want to play optionally and major DLC that beats pretty much most DLC.
It is pretty much Fallout meets Diablo 2. I love the art style on Borderlands personally, and the game is a blast if you play it co-op which I think is the best way to play it. Going solo is not near as much fun as co-op. I get 3 of my friends together once a week and do co-op missions. Nothing like sitting there with close friends drink and cracking up over some borderlands. I can't wait for the next one.
Maybe if Borderlands was as spectacular as GB thinks it would have been copied by now. /awaits the hate
Why do people think an opposite opinion = hate? Wait... I know the answer... it's because they're full of themselves.
Wow... "/awaits the hate" Who would be dumb enough to literally go looking for trouble?
While the game doesn't have competition in it's genre it does face the competition of limited money and this holiday season I can only buy a certain amount of games so which ones do I choose. Since this game is basically the start of the gaming season along with Darksiders 2 it shouldn't be hard to sell.
Dead Island?? I'm playing it now and I think comparatively it's pretty much in the same vein. If you disagree plz because Sidebar- I haven't played Rage so I can't comment on that. B2 FTW!!
Dead Island isn't a bad comparison. Except it was rushed and a bit buggy, and more melee focused than shooter. Didn't have the depth and length that Borderlands does.
Dead Island is HUGELY influenced by the Borderlands design. sure it focuses more on melee at first and it is set on a zombie infested vacation island but it's pretty damned similar in most of the mechanics, skill tress, loot, mission structure, characters with their "thing" that they do, modifiable action skills, etc.
I remember when Borderlands came out, and they didn't ship a lot of extra copies, because the level of sales wasn't expected. I had my copy reserved, picked it up, played about 20 minutes, then called 3 of my friends and MADE them go buy it. It took some scouring of the city, but we got copies. Unforgettable 4 player co-op. One of my favorite games ever. Can't wait for 2!
Well duh, around that time the only thing they have to worry about is DOA 5. But a lot of people don't play fighters like that. So there all good unless there worried about Resident Evil 5
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