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post #1 of 92
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Can't believe there isn't a thread on this, so as excited as I am about the game coming out in 5 days, I thought I would go ahead and start us off!

 

I will be primarily playing on Steam, but I will be picking up the PS3 version as well.

 

Who's got their Ultimate Loot Chest Edition pre-ordered?

post #2 of 92

Initially I was also really hyped for BL2 because its predecessor was a blast - invested several hundreds of hours, bought 3 copies (1 hardcopy, 2 digital) and am still humming 'Ain´t no rest for the wicked'.

 

But after I saw the mess they created with the preorder. - I mean come on Gearbox you were one of those that gave us content worth the bucks we spend for dlc, but now this?

 

And then after distancing myself from Steam over the past monthes - I am a little disappointed that even the hardcopies are steambound.

 

 

So I decided to wait - at least until I see if the game is worth being hyped again. ^^

post #3 of 92
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Originally Posted by Asturaetus View Post

So I decided to wait - at least until I see if the game is worth being hyped again. ^^


I'm guessing you haven't really been keeping up with the game, or you wouldn't be asking that question. Also, what's the problem with the game requiring Steam? The lack of Steamworks support (online matchmaking, Valve Anti-Cheat) is what made the online experience a lackluster especially for the PC version; not to mention Big Picture Mode just launched in time for the game. And limited preorders will always be... limited.

 

post #4 of 92
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I'm guessing you haven't really been keeping up with the game, or you wouldn't be asking that question. Also, what's the problem with the game requiring Steam? The lack of Steamworks support (online matchmaking, Valve Anti-Cheat) is what made the online experience a lackluster especially for the PC version; not to mention Big Picture Mode just launched in time for the game. And limited preorders will always be... limited.

No, I haven't been keeping up with every trailer - don't have the time as my backlog of other games to play is rather ... long (what an understatement ^^) + gaming isn't my only hobby (any more).

 

 

As for being hypeworthy - the only really interesting thing out of these *new features* are the new weapon-effects (like the gun that turns into a grenade on reloading) - the unique and pearlescent weapons in BL1 certainly suffered from a lack of creativity. - The new terrain, as interesting as it is to stroll through a city, doesn't really feel all that different - maybe because of they used the same color-scheme. - The classes and skills also don't make me very excited. (it's essentially the same - the soldier/turret, the berserk, the sniper/now with liliths phazing and a new lilith with the shift more towards her elemental damage capabilities).

 

Regarding steam - after I have gone through my games trying to sell some of the older ones - I now officially hate steam! - If I even for hardcopies don't have the choice anymore than to register and launch every damn game through steam I rather don't buy them anymore - I mean why even bother buying hardcopies? This whole DRM-******** (Yes steam IS DRM!) makes me go insane - and don't try the "oh but it has an offline mode" on me - something that's so unreliable and needs me to log into online-mode every 30days isn't an offline mode.

 

 

And how exactly has the lack of steamworks negatively affected BL1?

 

It's not a competitive game. - Don't care if the other guy has a cheated weapon. The only thing was the bug with the inventory slots, but you could even prevent that from happening.

And if you have friends to play with the whole thing concerns you 0.

post #5 of 92
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Cheating for me ruins the game. What's the point in loot if you mitigate the hunt by modding weapons? I do play with friends, but I also play more than anyone else I know, and would like to be able to jump in without having to deal with modders. Plus the matchmaking system wasn't all that great in BL1, it was difficult to find both players your level and on or near the same mission.

 

Shared stash is a great new feature, as with Badass Rank which is infinite. They also added additional hooks to allow extra characters like the upcoming Mechromancer, and they have said if the Mechromancer is successful they may even make more classes. The season pass is also great, as they've stated the 4 upcoming DLC's between now and June next year will be made to the bar of General Knoxx. Also going back to the Mechromancer, the Best Friends Forever Skilltree is also an amazing plus for people who are interested in the game but might not be fantastic at shooters. Any excuse to get my wife to play with me.

 

Yes, Steam has DRM. But it's not nearly as bad as others. DRM can't really be helped and honestly, how much does it really affect your playing experience? Anyone who's going to play a game with online co-op is going to have an internet connection.

 

That's just the surface though. They literally improved every aspect of the game. Any fan of BL1 would be a fool not to get Borderlands 2.

post #6 of 92
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IGN's Review Up: 9.0 "Amazing"

 


Edited by Riku540 - 9/14/12 at 1:44pm
post #7 of 92

Since I received a Borderlands 2 key with my video card purchase for my new computer, I'll probably try it out. 

post #8 of 92
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Please do! I wish I could afford the new NVIDIA 660 Ti GPU, which I believe a purchase of most if not any of the 600 series GPU's come with a free copy of the game.

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Please do! I wish I could afford the new NVIDIA 660 Ti GPU, which I believe a purchase of most if not any of the 600 series GPU's come with a free copy of the game.

 

Yeah, my nearly six year old computer wasn't booting and I didn't have any old parts to trouble shoot what went wrong effectively so I built a new computer.  My 670gtx video card came with the Borderlands 2 that I preloaded through Steam over the weekend.  Likely won't have time to play much this week, but it seems interesting from what I've read.

post #10 of 92
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I actually took yesterday off to play Borderlands 2. Been too busy playing to really comment on the game or give a fair score since I'm far from completing it. However, I will say that my already-high-expectations of the game have been exceeded. You might not hear from me much the next couple days, but that's because I'll be on Pandora. :P

post #11 of 92

Having alot of fun playing Borderlands 2. A humongous world to explore while shooting and killing stuff. Being able to do melee hand to hand is a great option. Enemies are varied feeling alive with their combat moves and hilarious dialogue even when dying. Its a real thrill seeing how they seem to feel pain when on fire and actually stopping their acttack momentarily unlike other games where they seem to not even notice they're being burned alive. Weapons have plenty of individual character and am constantly checking the stats,visual looks etc of any new weapons i come across. All the ingame unlocks and badass reward points feels very satisfying adding tons of depth to character development.

 

Love the comic book look of Borderlands 2 which is much more sharper and improved from the first game. Quests are solid and never feel forced or linear in execution. I can always take off in any direction i want.  Music is immersive with a futuristic sci-fi western vibe and techno style. It was a blast entering Moxxi's and hearing the DJ Hell style techno house music in the background.

 

The user interface is very intuitive and i have yet to look into the manual or strategy guide to read up on what does what. Audio work is fabulous with massive explosive impact and crisp recognizable speech using headphones or speakers.

 

Definitely worth the money and gameplay time.

post #12 of 92
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Gah! One minor annoyance.

 

I thought the Steam version of the game has VAC (Valve Anti-Cheat) when actually, it does not. :(

 

This is in no way the game's or even Steam's fault, and entirely the cheating community's fault. I guess even if it did have VAC, people would still find a way.

 

Thankfully, I have an amazing wife who's played nearly all of playtime in the game with me so far, so there's really little to no need to play public games. And of the public games I have played so far, nobody has seemed to have been cheating (yet). I guess I'll just have to be careful who I play with, and continue to backup save data religiously.

post #13 of 92

Just found the Minecraft Easter Egg, man I love this game!

 

http://gamewise.co/games/5186/Borderlands-2/Cheats

post #14 of 92

I found the Skyrim easter egg yesterday. I also noticed one of the skins for the Gunzerker has a strangely Fallout 3 vault suit color scheme popcorn.gif

post #15 of 92
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Took a few pictures of my Ultimate Loot Chest on release day. I was too eager to play to take pictures of the rest.

 

 

 

 

 

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