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Borderlands 2 Review
Balphazar 0 Comments · Likes · Like · 1st Oct 2012

Long have we waited to get back into the shoes (well boots really) of the vault hunters and take up retro looking arms and shoot our way through mines and mines of crazies and wierdos. Wait no more for the borderlands 2 is here.

Let's start with the classes. There are 4 classes to choose from. The Commando, The Gunzerker, The Siren or the Assassin. Even though all classes can pick up and use every weapon in the game each character has his/her own uniqueness that gives them a certain edge over others. Take the Commando class for example can spawn a turret to fight along side him for added support. The gunzerker goes into a rage frenzy where his damage and resistance goes up a bazillion percent plus he gets to dual-wield. Just watch the below video for the in-depth details.

The story of borderlands 2 takes place on the planet of Pandora (hmm what could possibly go wrong.) And this time the big bad boss is none other than Handsome Jack. The overall story is very straight forward. As in Borderlands 1 we found out that the vault is really a living creature in Borderlands 2 you will come to find that Jack is after the vault so he may control the beast within and in doing so control the world. Unlike the first installment of the Borderlands, this one actually manages to keep you interested in the story line. there are a few plot twists that i must say I did not see coming at all. But enough of the story. I doubt the story was your key selling point of buying this game. No you are more interested in its awesomeness.

Now there are many things that are the same in borderlands 2 like having different elemental weapons and a bazillion guns to choose from but lets see what they did differently. Borderlands 2 deals heavily in character customizations. For example as you might have seen in the video above there is this new thing called BADASS RANK. In a nutshell it pretty much shows how much of a BAMF you really are. By completing different challenges you gain points that can be put towards anything from how fast your gun can fire to how much shield you want to have or how fast they recharge. Of course the 3 main options of customizations are there which allow you to gain and unlock skills for your character but the BADASS points allow you to hone in and allow you to play more how you want to play. For instance you may find a sniper rifle that takes forever to reload. Well by investing in reload speed you can take up the same weapon and be able to reload it in a fraction of a second, granted you have enough points to invest .

For those that have watched my livestreams or have gamed with me in the past will know that I love grenades. and and all games that I play I master the art of grenades and explosions and as such came to fall in love with this game. There are many different grenade mods to choose from. each with its on specialty and purpose. Each grenade mode caters to a different play style and so different people will have different grenades. There are homing grenades that when thrown search out and destroy targets. There are sticky grenades (my halo fans will enjoy this). There are grenades that create singularities, bouncing betties, longshots (these bad boys instant transmission to wherever you point) and of course there are just grenades as well for the boring lot. Now here is the juicy bit. you dont have to choose one type over the other. you will come across many that are combined packages. Like my favorite grenade is a homing, sticky, singularity that does corrode damage.

This game has been immensely addictive and almost impossible to put down this hole time. what makes this game even more awesome is taking up a party of friends and playing it. There are so many different types of enemies to fight that it doesnt matter how high leveled you are or how awesome your arsenal is in the end you will die. Unless you can perfect the usage of you and your team mates. The game is very challenging and thats what makes it fun. Combine the intuitive AI with the plethora of arsenal and the unique skillsets of each character together and you have yourself a recipe for a great gaming experience.

Now lets talk giveaway. For those of you keeping track of our tweets we have been talking about doing a Borderlands 2 Season pass giveaway. If you would like to participate in this give away click here. There are many ways to earn points. 1. leave a comment below stating your favorite character and your favorite skill for that character. 2. Tweeting about the site and the giveaway. 3. Following us on twitter @GAMERzDYNASTY

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