We’re all friends here, so let me be honest: I felt cheated by Borderlands (the first one). It was all very pretty and I loved the environments and atmosphere… but to claim that it had billions of weapons is a bit like saying chips with vinegar is a completely different meal to chips with a bit more vinegar. That and the ending was such an anti-climax it made me wish I’d done something useful with my life like maybe writing a play, learning crochet, or being in a coma.
It’s alright though, Borderlands 2 is coming with enhanced prettiness and even more hyperbole about its gun-count, hurrah!
Hey, Gearbox: would a half-decent ending be too much to ask for second time round?
Tomorrow sees the US release of EA and Starbreeze’s FPS reboot of the isometric classic, and with it comes a spanking new launch trailer, which, much to my confused tiny mind looks rather compelling.
I’m optimistically (naively?) hoping that a decent pace of story will give some atmosphere and immersion to the single player campaign instead of what we saw in the disappointing co-op demo: a shallow, frantic race to the next area with at least one comrade going AWOL, consistently and repeatedly running ahead into the nearest shower of bullets. Hero.
As always, thoughts welcome below or via that there twit-thing: @TbWblog.
Battlefield 3 has a lot going for it, and on consoles, compares only really to the other games in its long series – my own experience is with Battlefield 1943 (still cracking value for money on Xbox Live Arcade) and Bad Company 2 plus its brilliant Vietnam DLC. I haven’t personally played the epic 64 man battles of the PC titles, and I’m aware that I’m missing out on much of what this series is all about. But, as far as consoles go, this is the best large scale, vehicle heavy, all out warfare available, and stands up against the other heavyweights of the multiplayer FPS scene proudly.
It stalked you in the night. Now today’s sale comes creeping up behind you and bites you in your… wallet.
This brilliant game gets the balance of FPS and RPG just right. Much like Deus Ex: Human Revolution, this mix really immerses you in it’s world. It has one of the most scary levels I have ever played in a game, thanks to this. Unfortunately the ending is clearly rushed, so it’s like Deus Ex: Human Revolution in more than just gameplay.
See below for the link that can literally save you hundreds of pennies, and find out how to play it at its best. Continue reading →
Haha! In your FACE Toby! You’re not the only one around here who can sniff out a bargain:
In addition to the DLC wot is released today, you can now pick up the full game (download only mind) for a smidge less than a tenner! If you’re one of the four people in the world who hasn’t played it yet, read our review to see why you should, you loon.
It’s been a whole week since the Battlefield 3 beta ended, and it’s proven to be a tricky one to write up. You see, the problem with previewing a beta is that it’s difficult to separate the bugs and unfinished parts from any flawed, but deliberate design decisions. This isn’t helped by the fact that I want to like BF3, I really, really do. I want to say that every problem I have with it is just unfinished and will be so polished by the final product that I’ll be able to see my smiling glee-filled face in it. So here’s the plan: I’ll observe the niggly bits, and we’ll all just pretend that it’ll all be alright in the end. What could go wrong?