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Op Ed

Bitmob.com - Shooters only need eight guns.
At last count, Borderlands contains over 17.5 million color-coded, procedurally generated firearms. The gun population of planet Pandora outnumbers the individual populations of Cuba, Greece, Israel, and Switzerland. What the hell am I supposed to do with all that? I know we're talking about a loot drop game where the entire appeal lies in those loot drops, but outside of dollars, I don't need 17.5 million of anything. That's way, way, waaaaaaaay too much crap to ever constitute fun. Hell, even the comparatively modest arsenals of Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 quickly blur into one amorphous, nondescript mess.

Eight guns. That's all you really need. Maybe fewer. And imposing that kind of limitation will net you a better game to boot. Here's how.

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6. Re: Op Ed Jan 7, 2012, 19:24 panbient
 
Hmmm... I seem to recall having played through Borderlands more than a few times with more than a few characters. My gun options were always...

Revolver
Automatic Pistol
Shotgun
Sub-machine gun
Assault rifle
Sniper rifle
Rocket launcher
Alien weapon

Granted I -DID- find oodles of variations of those 8 archetypes, but there were very much only 8 types of guns in Borderlands. This Bitmob author needs to learn the difference between cake and frosting before whining about design decisions again.
 
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