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Old 04-08-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Borderlands 2 Preview


GamesRadar has posted a hands-on preview of Gearbox Software's upcoming role-playing shooter, Borderlands 2.

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How does it play? Better as both a shooter and as a role-player. Gunplay in the original could occasionally grow tedious, as enemies soaked up a lot of ammunition before dying, but Borderlands 2's imaginative assortment of weapons are too much of a blast to cycle through to notice as much. Play as the Gunzerker and that cycle is even a superpower - activate Gunzerker mode and hold on to the trigger tight, as your character can unleash every bullet in every one of his weapons without a moment's pause for reloading. Every few minutes, the screen is just a flurry of deadly hands (there's dual-wielding now) and discarded guns tossed left and right.

Alternatively, the Siren's special ability will slow the action down, suspending monsters in a floating blue bubble and giving you time to strategize, escape, or ask your co-op buddy playing as the Gunzerker to go to town on the helpless target. Other RPG-like elements that keep the action interesting: leader enemies increasing the strength and stamina of lesser follower enemies around them, choosing the right ammunition for a monster's weakness (advice: don't use acid on acid), and customizing your character with unusual upgrades, like the option to shoot your teammate for more health.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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This is looking to be pretty awesome. Shame this is coming out two weeks after Far Cry 3, prolly going to have to put Far Cry 3 on my wait list.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:39 PM   #3
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:57 PM   #4
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It looks awesome. Dunno if I'll bite though.The first one was quite fun, loved the humor and universe... the gameplay just bored me though. Especially without friends!
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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It's an entirely different experience in co-op. Especially since the enemies and loot are powered up. Much more rewarding.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:54 PM   #6
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Shotgun on the Siren.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:05 PM   #7
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Day 1 purchase. I. Can. Not. Wait.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:20 PM   #8
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The only thing stopping me from buying this is Claptrap. I hate that character. And there's probably going to be a lot more of him in this one since I'm the only one that seems to dislike him.
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How can you dislike Claptrap?

*looks at user-name*

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Old 04-08-2012, 08:59 PM   #10
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Wait, I thought we were SUPPOSED to dislike Claptrap. I mean, isn't he intentionally designed to be the most annoying robot character possible? I liked that. I mean, I still hated Cloptrap, but I enjoyed hating Carptarp. I'd assumed that this was some sort of genius move by the developers.

Anyway, totally looking forward to this game, and also hoping Cliptart is suped-up to be even more annoying so I can enjoy hating him all over again
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:34 PM   #11
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Wait, I thought we were SUPPOSED to dislike Claptrap. I mean, isn't he intentionally designed to be the most annoying robot character possible? I liked that. I mean, I still hated Cloptrap, but I enjoyed hating Carptarp. I'd assumed that this was some sort of genius move by the developers.

Anyway, totally looking forward to this game, and also hoping Cliptart is suped-up to be even more annoying so I can enjoy hating him all over again
Yep. It was the whole point of the last DLC. Kill ALL Claptraps!
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:50 PM   #12
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Spent so many hours on the first, only complaint was the story (especially the ending). I'm assuming that'll be addressed and i cannot wait to get my hands on this
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:11 AM   #13
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There was a story in the first game?

Hehe, I picked this up with a friend of mine just to check it out. In the end spending hours upon hours in it with him. I even got all the dlc,

So yeah, prolly a day 1 purchase for me.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:33 AM   #14
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Amazing game.
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