For those on the fence...LIVE stream of Borderlands

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I honestly don't know what to think of the game.

I love the idea of it, from the skill progression to the randomized weapons. Unfortunately in the videos I've seen it seems that in 4 player the monsters have tons of health and you just sit there pinging at them for a long time before they die, or the other extreme when I was watching this livestream earlier and they were on the last mission and they killed everything super fast when they were actually paying attention to the screen and shooting enemies. They almost died a lot since they just ran in blindly into every room and were commenting about how "hard" it was when the difficulty was really their own fault. Slaughtering enemies with terrible AI in bland environments can only be fun for so long.

We'll see...
 

Harkamus

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I honestly don't know what to think of the game.

I love the idea of it, from the skill progression to the randomized weapons. Unfortunately in the videos I've seen it seems that in 4 player the monsters have tons of health and you just sit there pinging at them for a long time before they die, or the other extreme when I was watching this livestream earlier and they were on the last mission and they killed everything super fast when they were actually paying attention to the screen and shooting enemies. They almost died a lot since they just ran in blindly into every room and were commenting about how "hard" it was when the difficulty was really their own fault. Slaughtering enemies with terrible AI in bland environments can only be fun for so long.

We'll see...

Could have been game+ mode. After you beat it the first time, you unlock a harder version. I think there are at least 3 difficulties. At the highest setting, all mobs are level 50.
 
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Could have been game+ mode. After you beat it the first time, you unlock a harder version. I think there are at least 3 difficulties. At the highest setting, all mobs are level 50.

He was playing game+ this afternoon, but I watched him beat the game for the first time earlier still.
 

Jr. Woodchuck

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Really? It's not like the hounds are similar, or the vending machines, or the lockers that have loot in them. It's pretty obvious who got his inspirations from whom. However, imitation is the highest form of flattery. In the end neither Fallout 3 nor Borderlands deliver in keeping the player interested long enough to actually finish the game. There's far to much repetition in either game.
Beat fallout 3 once, then when it got trophy support (on ps3) I went back and played it all the way thru getting my first platinum. Also I loved every second of it. Perhaps you just don't like RPG's. I found Fallout 3 incredibly immersive and enjoyable. Hearing the comparison to Fallout 3 makes me more interested in Borderlands then before.
 

Bigbacon

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is thins kinda like FO3 in terms of FPS RPGish??

And this is NOT an MMO correct?
 

dr.stevil

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is thins kinda like FO3 in terms of FPS RPGish??

And this is NOT an MMO correct?

x2 I would like to know this as well. From the small amount of video I saw, it looked ok, but nothing ground breaking. I didn't see any NPCs or other non-enemies to interact with (which is strange for an RPG)
 

arr4ws

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more i read about the game... more i want to play it NOW. I bought it with 3 other people on this forum , for 35$ its cheap as fuck!

I like grinding ... but in single player games. I really like to always want more... trying to defeat ennemies to get better weapon. Being able to do all this with friends is a plus IMO.

This game wasnt even on my radar last week(but knew about it). But yesterday , with all the reviews, and the live feed , im sold!

cant wait for it to unlock on steam!
 

erf

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is thins kinda like FO3 in terms of FPS RPGish??

And this is NOT an MMO correct?
it's like FO3 in the sense that it mixes FPS and RPG elements but BL's is a taaaad bit more action oriented.....take the RPG elements of FO3 and throw in the twitch gameplay of UT3 and you can imagine what BL's will be like......FO3 is more story driven though.......BL's is more of a storyless grindfest/lootfest like Diablo 2.
 
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