The year is 2009 and Gearbox and 2K didn’t know the impact this game was going to have in the gaming industries ten years later we are finally getting Borderlands 3. But let’s go back to the beginning and see where it all started.
In October 2009 2K released Borderlands on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and what a game it was it introduced a cartoon shooter that you could play with your friends (Well before Fortnite) and had a story mode for you and your friends to play and conquer as well as levelling up and upgrading your character and guns! and yes there are lots of guns.
So what is the Plot?
Borderlands is set in the distant future, at a time when various mega-corporations seek control of various planets to colonise and mine for their mineral wealth. Prior to the events of the game, the Atlas Corporation, one of the major mega-corporations, uncovered an ancient alien vault filled with advanced weapons technology, allowing them to rapidly overtake their competitors. Finding similar ruins of the same alien architecture on the planet Pandora. (Source Wikipedia)
Four Vault Hunters (Brick, Lilith, Mordecai and Roland) arrive in search of the fabled Vault. After discovering the town of Fyrestone the Vault Hunters begin to receive instructions from an image of a mysterious woman known as the “Guardian Angel” and that fun-loving robot we call Claptrap! and we also meet Dr Zed who helps us establish a reputation by killing several bandit leaders.
So in Borderlands, there are 4 Characters for you to choose from and they are:
- Brick – a large, powerful man, who operates as a Berserker
- Lilith – a woman with powerful mystic abilities, operating as a Siren
- Mordecai – a skilled marksman with an avian companion named Bloodwing, operating as a Hunter
- Roland – a former member of the Crimson Lance, operating as Soldier.
I always chose Mordecai as he is a hunter and that’s what I always played on World of Warcraft (Yeah I know it’s geekish)
According to Gearbox Software, there are over 17,750,000 different variations of weapons in Borderlands, as of its release. Borderlands uses a procedural process to generate its various guns in certain classes, such as handguns, shotguns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, and more, but with many variations of firing speed, reload speed, damage type and more. (Source Fandom)
Which in this case is pretty amazing as you should never get the same gun twice or you think you wouldn’t anyway but I like the idea of how it would generate a weapon so you could get a basic or legendary in a blink of an eye.
The gameplay for the game was pretty good as well the movement was smooth, the controls weren’t bulky or clunky and the inventory style wasn’t too hard to grasp either which made the game more enjoyable. Thinking back the number of hours I and a friend put in this and Borderlands 2 was unreal I think this and Dead Island are my most hours played in Co-op games however Fallout 76 is creeping up to it if not already pasted it.
But the gameplay for this game was great.
Out of Five?
This game had everything when it came out and still to this day is fun to play especially now they’ve remastered on current-gen consoles for the younger generation to see this game as well as us oldies to reminisce on the good times.
I’m giving this game 4/5 Stars!
What did you think of Borderlands? Was it your kind of thing? Let me know in the comments!