Welcome to Pandora
There have only been a few games this year that I have been really excited about. Batman: Arkham Asylum of course Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but the game that really has me excited is Boarderlands. Think Mad Max meets Fallout 3. I only recently became interested in RPG’s upon begin exposed to Fallout 3 and Fable. I could never really get into World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, really anything turn-based, I hate having to wait I’m not very good with the whole patience thing. But Boarderlands will be far different. The main difference will be the fact that instead of being an RPG with FPS elements Boarderlands is a FPS with RPG elements meaning that when you aim at an enemy and pull the trigger you actually hit the target (providing the reticle is actually on your target) no more do you have to worry if the invisible die roll will be in you favor.
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The story of Boarderlands simply put is; Seven colonization ships traveled to the edge of the galaxy to a planet called Pandora in the distant future, in search of riches and a better life. Upon arriving on the planet they discover that all that remains are delapedated alien ruins. Those that were wealthy enough to leave did so, leaving everyone else to fend for themselves. Chaos and disorder follow as does the emergence of alien creatures that up until now were in hibernation, but there is hope. Across the planet are scattered radio transmissions speaking of a vault in the side of a mountain that is supposed too hold amazing alien technology.
There are 160 quests, 30 main quests and 130 side quests, 4 player drop in and out gameplay. Boarderlands features a Random Content Generator. This will affect the whole in game experience from the weapons you’ll be using to the enemies you fight and the landscape and outer-rim towns you come across on this desolate planet.
There will be four playable characters Brick, Lilith, Roland, and Mordecai and they all have their own backstories that will be discovered during gameplay. Gearbox is also claiming that once the game is booted up there will be no load screens.
In closing, go get this game I have a strong feeling that Boarderlands will be a strong contender for Game of the Year.