2012-11-10 Borderlands

Today I’ve bought Borderlands. I don’t know why, exactly. I switched on the Xbox, fully expecting to be playing some The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Then I saw the ad for some Borderlands 2 stuff, and I thought that I hadn’t played a good shooter in a long time. The old game was available for download and cheap ($19), and I had been thinking of Jet Set Radio for a while. The cell shading mesmerized me. Now that I’ve played it for a bit, I’m sensing boredom around the corner because of the repeated “get quest, move there, fight, move back…” (I must admit that I have the flu, so that might explain it all.)

I really enjoyed playing Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 1 & 2. What would you recommend? The review I read about Future Soldier basically said that the best part was mutliplayer online gameplay – something I’m not planning to engage in.

Back in the days I also liked Medal of Honor: Frontline. There was a mission on a train, however, that proved to be too much for me. I was frustrated and never finished it.

I guess I’m spoiled!

  1. I want more realism and tactics like in G.R.A.W.
  2. I want more radical differences in missions like in Medal of Honor
  3. I want more meaningful plot elements like in Sykrim

I’m just happy that Borderlands doesn’t keep spewing forth enemies like the Call of Duty games. I hate it when the game forces me to advance instead of letting me pick off enemies from a distance before moving in.

One thing I really like right now is the soundtrack.



I’m on my second play through of Borderlands 2 currently. Somehow it doesn’t get boring for me. Unlike Skyrim which overwhelmed me with the amount of quests and the time they needed!

Get well soon.

Andreas Gohr 2012-11-11 09:32 UTC

The overwhelming number of Skyrim quests is in fact a bit of a problem for me, I agree.

AlexSchroeder 2012-11-11 12:41 UTC

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