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Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:16

Borderlands 2 finally confirmed

Written by David Stellmack
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Should arrive at some point around April 2012
While most of us have known for some time that Gearbox would be bringing a sequel to Borderlands, we just didn’t know when it would finally be officially confirmed. We now know that not only is Borderlands 2 confirmed, it is a bit closer than we might have thought.

While we don’t know much about the specifics yet, we hear that the sequel will focus on exploring regions of Pandora that were not able to be accessed in the first game. Of course, there will be plenty of new skills, enemies, equipment, and of course, weapons.

Those wanting to know more and have a look will not have to wait much longer, as 2K will be showing Borderlands 2 at Gamescon and then in North America at PAX. The game is confirmed for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC platforms so far, but rumors suggest that other platforms such as the Wii U or Mac might be possible in the future; but it is up in the air right now while Gearbox focuses on the main three.


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-2 #1 thematrix606 2011-08-04 10:07
Oh yeah baby! One of the more fun arcade shooter/rpgs out there!

Borderlands > Fallout 3, sorry guys, but Fallout 3 is just too 'slow'!
 
 
+1 #2 Medallish 2011-08-04 12:21
Quoting thematrix606:
Oh yeah baby! One of the more fun arcade shooter/rpgs out there!

Borderlands > Fallout 3, sorry guys, but Fallout 3 is just too 'slow'!

Fallout is an entirely different game, and you're sort of touching on the key difference, Borderlands is suppose to be fun, it's cartoony in the art style as well, where Fallout is a more serious story. Personally I like Fallout more because of how open the world is and how your choices will shape it. Borderlands is fun with friends, but hardly as deep as Fallout.
 
 
+1 #3 thematrix606 2011-08-04 12:28
Quoting Medallish:
Fallout is an entirely different game


They are both set in the post apocalyptic world, and are action RPG games... I don't know how they are that much different?

Fallout 3 quests set me to sleep, and this 'open' world wasn't any more open than the Borderlands world. It's really small, and I, most of the time, felt as if I was constantly narrowed in by it's size (Oblivion had a similar feeling) and the quest path you have to take. It's NOT an open world if you have to constantly follow a quest to another quest, etc.

If you get my point xD

A better example of an open game? Look at how Eve is, or even better Mount & Blade!
 
 
+1 #4 Medallish 2011-08-04 12:44
Quoting thematrix606:
They are both set in the post apocalyptic world, and are action RPG games... I don't know how they are that much different?

I also wrote that you touched the key difference, which is the fact that Borderlands is supposed to be fun, it's basically a comedy game, Fallout's not.

Quoting thematrix606:
It's NOT an open world if you have to constantly follow a quest to another quest, etc.

So you can't go explore in Fallout? I doubt you've played it for long because one of the things I spent most time on in Fallout was exploring things unrelated to the main quest, Borderlands takes the MMO route on this.

You're last point, hah, no.
 
 
+2 #5 Medallish 2011-08-04 13:19
One last point, and don't get me wrong, I've had fun with both games, but, a mission in Borderlands is usually go kill 2-head or whatever, take his gun and something, deliver it back to questgiver, exactly like an MMO. In Fallout by comparison, someone will ask you to do something, you can simply do it, you can defy them by joining the other side, accept it with your mind set on backstabbing them, or just kill everybody.

In New Vegas I helped the "good" guys while behind the curtain I was working together with someone neither the good guys nor the "bad" guys considered relevant(Mr. House for people wondering)
this was my own choice, New Vegas is an example of just how open a world can be imo.
 
 
-1 #6 thematrix606 2011-08-04 14:07
Quoting Medallish:

I still have to try New Vegas...

But don't get me wrong, I own Fallout 3, and I like it as well. I just find some elements too stale for my taste.

Just saying Borderlands is a lot more fun for me (don't forget COOP, replayability, VERY VERY FUN DLCs, and the 'crazy' randomness of items)!
 
 
+2 #7 Cartman 2011-08-04 18:18
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG, this is the best news this year.
But April 2012 sounds so far :(, guess ill play Skyrim until :).
 
 
0 #8 Cartman 2011-08-04 18:25
@thematrix606 Me as BIG fan of all Fallout games and Borderlands i declare you as crazy.

You cant compare Fallout to Borderlands, i could give you 100 Gazillion reasons why, but i guess u havent play both games LONG enough to compare them, cuz seriously anyone that was playing both games is now LOLing at you.
 
 
0 #9 bardenck 2011-08-04 18:52
i will admit i didn't play borderlands very long, mainly because the scenery was the same and very drab in every mission i went on... does this change further into the game?
 
 
0 #10 Cartman 2011-08-05 06:19
@bardneck no this is the truth in all game: kill this kill that , collect this collect that, kinda like in free MMORPG . boring as hell and repetitive, BUT borderlands is all about GUNS...
I think that every weapon combination gives number of 18 millions combinations , but that was in version 1.0...
IMHO game is very funny and has some gr8 RPG ellements and its unbeatable FPS IMHO, cuz u can shoot all day and, trust me just try to play if u havent its well worth it...
 

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