E3 Hands on: Borderlands 2 is Shaping Up to be a GOTY Contender
I finally got a chance to play Borderlands 2 at E3, and I was blown away by it. We played a co-op mission early on in the game, and I got to use the assassin Zero as my character. The demo was running on a PC, and it looked so crisp I almost converted to a PC gamer the instant I began playing Borderlands 2. The game world looks so much more vibrant than it did in the original. I played on a level that looked like some sort of futuristic city, which was a joy to look at compared to the bland desert setting in the first game.
For the most part the gameplay of B2 feels just like the original, and as expected I came across all kinds of loot and awesome guns while trying to complete the demo’s objectives. While playing I found the controls to be perfectly suited to the FPS genre, which enabled me to get right into the thick of things the instant the demo started. From that moment on I pretty much stood there and was in gaming heaven for nearly 15 minutes.
Borderlands 2 is going to be a Game of the Year contender for 2012, and I can make that bold proclamation due to my time with it at E3 today. The improved visuals and varied color palettes have definitely taken the Borderlands franchise to the next level. It’s perfect gameplay controls will make any fan comfortable on their quest to score as much loot and gnarly guns as possible. September can’t come soon enough! You’ve been needing to play Borderlands 2…
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