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First it's important to lay the groundwork for what Borderlands 2 actually is, which is mainly done by remarking how similar it is to the first game on all the broad levels.
Borderlands 2 manipulates you into thinking the game is more meaningful than it is
Money and the appearance of it within the game then are just part of the stylistic veneer to cover this vapidity
The story and the wit with which the world has been assembled is the real draw here though. It's pithy, it's self-knowing, it's riddled with more pop-culture references than an entire season of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. It's what makes the otherwise transparently meaningless gameplay feel worth playing, with friends or alone.
Originally Posted by Kiytanthe 4 pack is just 4 copies of the game, so you can buy it and split it between 4 people and it works out slightly cheaper.
Originally Posted by JezcentralI don't see the problem with the score. The game is shallow but fun. The same could be said of Diablo 3, COD X and Pong. None of this is mutually exclusive to an 85% score. Many other places seem to agree with this score. Looks like I'll be picking this up on Steam at Xmas, as XCOM is fast approaching.
Originally Posted by veatoAs I was reading this I kept thinking I might have made a mistake with the pre-order. The review read so negative for me I was kind of dreading seeing the score.
Oh. Er, wasn't expecting that.
Originally Posted by AdnoctumAlso: Vapid. (Adj) 1) Lacking liveliness, animation, or interest; dull. 2) Lacking taste, zest, or flavour. I'm not certain that Borderlands could be described as vapid. Shallow...arguably. Vapid, no.
Originally Posted by BlademarkLoved the first game (so much so that I'm still playing it on the 360, PC and PS3).
Originally Posted by PhalanxQuick, add me on Steam! I need people to blow the living hell out of Pandora with this weekend!
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