Wednesday, 01 August 2012 16:35

Opening Pandora's Gearbox

No balance is good balance for Borderlands

Before I even start, let me say three words, just three words that will guarantee at least a curiosity in this article. You ready for this?

Rocket. Shooting. Shotgun.

No, you didn't read that wrong. This is only one of the many, many reasons that I absolutely and utterly love 'Borderlands.'

Why's that? Well for starters, just to describe it, you have to group in a whole bunch of awesome concepts from other games. 'Call of Duty' precision controls? Check. 'World of Warcraft'-esque flexible talent tree leveling system? Also check. Randomized loot that seems to pour out of chests, lockers and various enemies? Superbly executed check. And to top it all off, the vehicle driving scheme is modeled off of the greatest in the world: that of the Warthog from 'Halo.' Now throw this mixture of absolute awesome on a 'Mad Max'/'Fallout' wasteland planet, and you have 'Borderlands.'

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