Monday, November 01, 2010
This is what Borderlands is all about. Guns, guns, guns! Before I began playing Borderlands, I'd heard that it was a loot-based RPG running along the same vein as Diablo, so I expected a certain amount of loot-hunting and scrambling for dropped weaponry and booty...
...But this game is completely BEYOND being just "loot-based." It's ALL about the guns, baybeee! I find myself feverishly blowing enemies away, eyes roving hurriedly around the fallen corpses for those precious blues and purples and oranges and yellows! Did that guy drop a shotgun that's better than mine? WHO CARES? Grab it anyway and sell it if it's a POS!
There are so many different gun types and extra effects and special weapons that I'm seriously beginning to wonder if the programmers for this game simply wrote a random weapon-spawn program that generates these weapons (as opposed to simply creating a library of weapons which may or may not be eventually presented to the gamer, depending on game conditions). Seriously. There are THAT many different weapons.
Aside from that, the story pretty much only exists to give you a stream of enemies and bosses to blast away at as time progresses. But that's OK. In a loot game like this, a great story isn't really needed. The drive is to get the best gear, not to find out what happens to the characters. As a side note, I will say that those little robot dudes are pretty hilarious if you spend some time watching and interacting with them.
All in all, Borderlands is extremely addictive, and I've been wasting faaaar too much time playing this video game... but I suppose that's the point of having a fun game, eh?
Happy belated Halloween, everyone!