Its pretty refreshing when something like Borderlands comes along. Its been ages since i got as much satisfaction from a game like i have done with this. If your thinking of buying, but cant really get your head around what to make of it, imagine the best of all the FPS and RPG games you love, mix them all together and you'd probably end up with something like Borderlands.
Its really easy to appreciate the immensly good thought that Gearbox and 2K have put into this, from the ground up it feels flawless, everything just... works! Its as if they've sat down, looked at what people loved about FPS and RPG games over the past 5 years, and used their ideas to create this.
For what it is, i would more than happily vote this game as game of the year, yes, its been a pretty dry year for gaming, but never the less, this is up there with the best.
Its not a joke about the guns either, theres a stupid amount, definitely something for everyone, from sniping to support gunning, no one will feel left out.
Enemies come in all different shapes and sizes, and have suprisingly very good AI, doing things like dropping their weapons and running if you scare them.
Gore isnt missed out either - there's plenty of it. The script is another plus, its fantastic, much more realistic and beleiveable.
On top of all these great things about borderlands, the thing that really gets me is the atmosphere. You wouldnt have really expected what im about to say, given the fast paced, adrenaline fueled fury of combat, but its true!
The whole time your playing, there is a feeling of lonliness, kind of similar to Fallout 3, that no-hope desolation feeling. This is credited by the music (fantastically arranged), the unique artwork that is the graphics (dont even worry about them if you are, they're superb), and the script/characters.
On the whole, i'd say 95% for this title, expect everthing from immensely fun gun battles at all ranges to travelling through settlements meeting people to some seriously intense fights with the games many boss characters!
Runs perfectly on the following system:
3.8ghz Quad Core
So to round off -
Graphics - 10/10
AI - 9/10
Storyline - 8/10
Characters - 7/10
Weapons - 10/10
Originality - 9/10
Overall - 9/10 MUST BUY MATERIAL!
Thanks for reading!