Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Games to Follow: Borderlands

 PC - Xbox 360 - PS3
Developer: Gearbox
Publisher: 2K Games
Expected Release: Oct 20th, 2009

Though you may be following your bigger titles and sequels (Modern Warfare 2, Final Fantasy 13), it's always good to keep an eye out for a game that could be the next big series. Borderlands is an example of such a game.

The game is shaping up to be a more action oriented Fallout 3 with drop in, and drop out co-op. You pick a class, a skill tree for that class to follow, and gather hundreds of items to trick your character out. The great news is that any items/exp you gain when you drop in and out of co-op is carried over to your game. The enemies and drops are randomized, allowing for a different experience each play through.

My only concerns at this point is if there will be a matchmaking service for the co-op and if the combat will become difficult enough to warrant the creation of strategies and tactics. Although running into a group of a baddies and whipping their asses is always a pleasure, it can be a major concern that the game would become too simple, especially with 3 other human players.

Needless to say, keep a close eye on this title because it is looking very promising.

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