Borderlands lacks the charm of Fallout 3, Mass Effect, or Half-Life 2, but it does offer a crap-ton of 'roided-out bandits, effed-up dog things, giant spider demons, and screeching pterodactyl beasts to shoot with a crap-ton of guns. And that's really what it's about – finding weapons and shooting things with them. You have to assign a skill point now and then, and there's kind of a story, but those things don't matter much. You can skip the text description of every quest in the game, because they will always consist of the following steps:
A. Go somewhere.
B. Kill some shit.
C. Flip a switch or something.
D. Kill some more shit.
It's a bit like an MMO in that respect. Quest-giving characters yammer like schizophrenic cassette players, barking out the same few lines every time you enter or exit their domicile, and vacantly assign you quests which you will not read the descriptions of. The bulk of the game is a combat grind, and everything else just exists to offer a modicum of structure. And if this all sounds horribly negative, keep reading – Borderlands is not a bad game, and for some, the heavy focus on combat and loot collecting will be a plus (it's not as if it hasn't been done before…talking to you, Diablo).
Hmm, seems like all around this game will get at least between a B ranged score all the way to an A- range. Personally I still think it's awesome and I'm glad that it comes out tomorrow, can't wait to pick it up.
Though now that I see the story I wonder if it will be another passing thing or if I will actually pay attention to it.
but why bother with a good game when you have excellent games like demon's souls, uncharted 2 and r&c: acit this month.
It could've been a lot better, but it seems the co-op is pretty good. Worth buying just for co-op. Not a good time to release it though, with UC2 and Forza 3 this month.
I agree with Gamesradar lately
Halo 3 OSTD 7/10 Huuuge flop
Uncharted 2 10/10 Simply perfection
Borderlans 8/10 Decent game,superior on the Playstation 3 and PC of course