A new trailer from Borderlands 2 offers more of a look a the stylized cel-shaded graphics and well-armed gameplay from Gearbox Software's upcoming role-playing shooter sequel. The clip is called a launch trailer, which is actually premature, something we can now say with certainly, since it reveals the release dates for the game, saying it's due for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 in North America on September 18th, and internationally on September 21st.
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KTR wrote on Feb 22, 2012, 13:20: I found the first Borderlands to be subpar at best. Dunno what people saw in that game. The concept is gold, but the execution was terrible.
That was my impression exactly. It reminded me a bit of Hellgate, in it sounded like a great concept (first person diablo loot fest) but was horribly implemented.
I wouldn't say it was horribly implemented, but I didn't spend a second in single player. Had I then I likely would agree.
I recounted the flaws of the game here back when I was playing it. All I remember at this point is that there was no really solid indication of what kind of damage a gun actually did. I had a decent grasp, but my friends, some of whom played almost as much as I did, were constantly asking me "hey, is this gun better? Should I use this gun?" Elemental damage wasn't quantified well in the DPS display. Ultimately this made looting less fun then a game like Diablo.
Combine that with lame driving and lots of brown and you had an ok game at best, but one I think I would have grown tired of quickly. But put a friend next to you in split screen and you had a very entertaining experience.
It left them with a ton to build upon. Let's just hope they actually build.