A couple of weeks ago, I got to play the prologue borderlands 2. It was one of the scariest games I have played in a long time and left me with more questions than when I started playing it. Here is my review of the game.
Borderlands 2 is an intense first-person shooter that randomly creates the weapons you see, varying clip sizes, damage values, accuracy, and how many shots they fire in a row. The story revolves around a war between two different armies, and you are either on the side of the humans, known as the human resistance or on the side of the reptilian enemy called the Hyperion Empire. You start playing as an agent who has quit her job after getting killed in the line of duty. After surviving a crash near the starting area, you learn that your friend, an assassin who specializes in covert operations against evil forces, has been missing since a mission gone bad.
After learning the ropes from a mysterious man called Roland, who wants to sell you his secrets, you head back to the old place where you met up with him before the crash. He thanks you for your help and shows you his newest invention, the Hyperion guns. These technologically advanced weapons fire massive amounts of bullets, so you need to hit a lot of targets to gain points. After using a variety of gadgets, you come across the body of a monster who wears armor similar to Hyperion’s. From here, you must fight your way through the different levels and continue through the game to complete the game as the credits roll on.
Despite being a first-person shooter, Borderlands 2 actually has a fair amount of content. When you first start out, you’ll see that most of the content you see involves defending or attacking some sort of location, which usually involves defending certain points or collecting items for the character of your choosing. The content is generally very lengthy, especially when you get to the later portions of the game. After winning a battle, you can then choose to have Pandora open up to further challenges and quests. For example, if you’re on the defense, you’ll find a few select weapons and items that will help you defend against enemy fire.
Although the majority of content in borderlands 2 involves shooting, there are also some objectives you can complete as well, such as finding the Hyperion code for Pandora, or finding and using the Gravity Gun. However, the real draw to the weapons in this game is the loot they return with. There are hundreds of different types of loot available at all times, and they not only provide ammunition for your character but often items needed to help complete missions or win battles.
Weapons in Borderlands 2 are divided into two categories; primary weapons and secondary weapons. A primary weapon in this game is any gun or weapon that you use on the field in combat, while a secondary weapon is any item that can be equipped on the character (such as a sword). It is possible to switch between primary and secondary weapons at any time by clicking on the applicable icon. However, the character you have chosen to play as can only use one at a time, meaning that it is important to learn how to properly use both at all times.
There are many unique features in Borderlands 2 that make it a fun game to play even if you are unfamiliar with the first game. For example, Pandora is more customizable than ever before, allowing players to create their own character and experience all the features of the story and gameplay however they see fit. For example, there is a special character available in the game known as The Beard. This character is unlocked once you complete all five of the secondary quests in the game, allowing you to use his special gear in combat. The character also comes with its own Hyperdrive energy shield that can regenerate whenever your health drops too low levels.
While you do not have to know much about the history of Pandora in the firstBorderlands2 game, you do now after finishing the second. The storyline revolves around an organization called The Hands of Fate that kidnaps many humans and uses them for experimental purposes. The sole purpose of these experiments is to turn these humans into new Pandora soldiers. Once you finish all five of the side quests, The Beard will appear in the center of the map and help you fight him off.