Originally Posted by Riku540
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.