Angry Reviews - Borderlands 2

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  • whatisthisidonteven  - Great idea
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    I really like the idea of randomized customisation drops for Borderlands, and the option to choose from several different main skills on one character, rather than just one main skill (such as Gunzerking).
  • amw2663  - JOE STAHP!
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    Great Joe, now I can't listen to that lion king song without getting your image in my head AHHHH! Can't unsee XD. Great review Joe. I might pick up both 1 and 2 when I get some time off :)
  • Airlonnie  - I hated this game so much.
    Its probably just me but I didn't enjoy the game at all. The quests seemed really shallow and boring. The plot didn't make me want to force my way through the game either.

    Game play was repetitive, slow, and empty. Speaking of empty, this world seems mostly devoid of life. I really wanted to like this game, but playing to get better gear just doesn't motivate me anymore. I hate this game for the same reasons I hated diablo 3.

    Hell, maybe I'm just getting old. Anyways, the review was entertaining. Keep up the good work.

    X-com in less than 24 hours!!!
  • nowhere
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    It's not just you... though it may well be that we're the only two people in the world who don't like the game. I've actually just walked away from the game and will probably never finish it. Funny thing is, I did like the original Borderlands and was really looking forward to this game. Yeah, the ending of the original was kind of bleah, but I find the end of most games to be anticlimactic. The other thing people complained about with the original was the inventory system so I was surprised that they managed to make the new one much, much worse.

    Good thing Black Mesa Source released about the same time!
  • geralt of rivia
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    none of my friends play games so i guess this game isn't for me. does it have a good solo experience?
  • Nolan
    The single player is definitely worse than multi-player, but that's also basically like saying pie is worse without ice cream. (If you like that stuff, that is.)
  • Someguy90
    I'm glad Joe likes this game! Long live Borderlands 2! Until they make Borderlands 3!
  • Trencher
    Good to see you are still fighting the good fight, great review.
  • Kaiju-Z
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    "Now I have a psychotic robot after me!"

    Why am I picturing Linkara going "Join the club." atm?
  • Malidictus
    Sadly, "loot" and "humour" have failed to sell me on a game for the better half of the last 10 years, and the more loot-driven games I try, the more I remember why. Also, no offence, but all of the humour you showed just made me groan, and CR4P-TR4P was just grating.
  • Chaos15
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    I agree with you that he din't show the real funny parts.
    But the game is hilarious. The script is pretty much a parody of everything. A character get confuse about how they know when you collect an item or giving unrealistic/nonsesical objectives you because that's how the game rolls. Ok it probably doesn't sound funny on text but the delivery in the game is hilarious! XD
  • SilverFoxR  - Speaking of Tiny Tina...
    Hey, Joe! Just wanted to let you know something I (apparently) discovered.

    Tiny Tina's voice actor is Anthony Birch (Burch?)'s sister and co-star of "Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?" Ashley Birch. She also does voices for the "Bane" series of guns... the "cursed" weapons =P

    Also, I've had a text dialogue or two get overlapped by another set of text myself... fortunately, it seems that if you just switch back onto that quest, it'll repeat what they were saying (most of the time).
  • Calbeck
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    Hah! Not only was it a fun review, I LOVED the whole greenscreen/Claptrap thing. Thanks for the animation link at the end, too, I might just have some fun messing around with that!
  • thorondragon
    no need to worry joe. unless it is gettign a hyperion signal, claptraps stand no chance agaisnt a badass vault hunter.
  • Overlookers
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    i could have gone my whole adult life without seeing Joe's cum face.
  • thorondragon
    the character have similar mechanics, but sitll feel different from the originals i would say. zero's aiblity is like maya,instead of siren magic type stuff you use a decoy to draw ai fire and has so many uses, from getting to the best position, assassinating, or a tactical retreat.

    axton...... i have not tried out yet unfortunately. gotta change that.

    of couse our psychotic texican gunzerker has that ability to duel wield any fucking thing, but has the advantage that the mdoe regenerates your ammo as well. though the berserk increased endurance and it is bad fucking ass to beat the FUCK out of enemies that are giving you trouble.

    maya is actually entirely different from our luciuos lilith, in fact has the msot unique abilities seen so far. her phaselock has enormous advantage againts all enemy types. if it does nto restrain a foe, it still does massive damage as it twists enemies and vehicles.

    so while certain things are rather similar, the playable characters still feel very different. the stoic yet weird haiku spewing zero, the arrogant axton, maya is rather similar to lilith in her lvoe of her powers but you feel a bit more to her character, and our little gunzerker, who unlike the brutal brick, he just loves it and is fueled more by his craziness than his hate and rage.

    you also get a bigger sense of history with some of them. zero has been an assassin for who knows how long, and who knows who has fallen to his blade. and maya is my favorite, having been raised as an object of fear to control an entire planet before turning on her caretakers. she seems to have a little more morality than most characters, pretty much freeing the planet at the same time as herself.

    if there is anything gearbox should add it is personalized, long going side quests. basically the idea of the past catching up to your character and you play out their unique storyline. like the abbey seaking to reclaim the rogue maya, or a bounty being put on salvador's head. or perhaps zero being forced to duel a rival assassin in badass style.
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  • ghazzterThaOG
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    Sorry joe, I just couldn't get into the last one-- the game play was way to irritating for me!!! Shoot 20 rounds into the dudes head and he still wont go down; I've seen my friends play the new game and its just like the last one, AHAHHA!
  • Chaos15
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    Enemies have shield/force fields. You have to take those down before you can headshot them. Or shoot them on the knee, watch him fall down and then shoot him with a shot gun. Some of the enemies actually get stronger if you head shot them.
  • Jo_Tunn
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    JOE, Get your face out of my gun porn!
  • HankMan
    I think Angry Joe has what is technically referred to as a "hair trigger"
  • DBoy
    I know BL2 has been tempting since so many people have been raving about it(including Joe) but it's still mainly a co-op game and I got no one to play it with it. Is it even worth playing solo?
    Besides, I'm more interested in XCOM at the moment and I have that waiting on unlock for me ATM...
  • thorondragon
    more than playable solo to be honest. you get the most out of it from coop, but you can still play solo experiences well enough.
  • FallenXGod
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    Its does seem to have a lot more improvements to the previous game which does attract me more to it. The first one I had so many ideas for what it was going to be and it came up stale...this one at least fills in the gaps that the first left behind. Though from what I understand the PC UI is terrible, the 2 hour tutorial in the beginning is pretty dull and its overall not that amazing of a shooter. IDK just quoting Total Biscuit atm. Still wish to pick it up just wondering how many other problems there are you might of not mentioned. As much as I love ya Joe that Crap Trap bit was very...well just hope you come up with something less corny.
  • loveu  - i loved the game with some exeptions..
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    This game is awesome and i love how they expanded the B1 experience. I love to play this russian roulette style as when i want to change a gun i sell the old one before i fire the new! Test it! But i did have a sour encounter with the game, if an enemy dies on somewhat a small tilted tile on a flat surface the item dropped is teleported into oblivion. For me it happend to a boss and i had to replay the entire dungeon and that is fcken bullshit, and dont get me started on flying enemys merging with walls. In my opinion this is a 8/10 as it is, i feel you were really kind as mine is a low 8
  • Evil King
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    Really good review. I haven't picked the game up yet. I am going to...just not yet. Though...I was disturbed by the gun porn scenes. Creepy...especially that last one. Where he fell down.
  • Mz Doom
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    I still love looting so this game is awesome for me. I play co-op sometimes but it's usually solo. When I do play co-op my bf is always charging in and ignoring the loot and I go and swipe up the stuff. It's good you share ammo pick-up though so it's helping really.

    I loved the green screen stuff with CRAP-TP that was awesome! Great video, I really enjoyed it. ^^
  • DigitalEternal
    Got my copy when I bought my 660ti, thoroughly enjoying it, been quite a while since a game has captured my interest for so long.
  • lonewolf23k
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    I think it's interesting that CR4P-TP's "complaints" mirror every one of Yahtzee's criticisms of Borderlands 2 on "No Punctuation". Sometimes, More of the Same isn't bad, when it was enjoyable to begin with.
  • dennett316
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    Zero Punctuation.
  • JonnyStarwind  - Just Shared
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    Hey AJ,

    Awesome review as always.
    I just shared it on the Gearbox Software forum for BL2. Gave a little endorsement for both you and CR4P-TP as well for it as a possible addition to it.

    http:// forums.gearboxsoftware.co m/showthread.php? p=2919574#post2919574
  • PlasticFrogCG
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    Personally I love it! I went out and preordered it the day I found out they were making a sequel to the first one.

    But Joe you left out the most AWESOME part: Split-screen multiplayer that is compatible with online play! Yes, you can invite a friend over to play split-screen and still play with another friend who might be in a completely different state!

    I have been enjoying playing the siren in single player, but what I've experienced so far definitely makes me want to join a random online game. I'm one of those nice guys who wouldn't steal weapon drops, but would still have fun sharing the online experience.

    Oh, and is the soundtrack available somewhere? Because the guy who does your titles is right, the soundtrack is badass!
  • thorondragon
    too bad his sister as the physic of oogey boogey.

    .....to be god honest, i HATE scooter. he kept on threatening my character, and i was like...... seriously dude? you think you stand a chance against a highly combat trained siren? one that can tear buzzards out of the sky and twist your little vehicles into a knot? seriously? my character, who snuffed out a randomly appearing badass caustic skag at level eight?

    the only thing that would peresonally keep me from breaking his back is that i like his crazy mother, and surprisignly not in the usual way there, and that she is obviously a real threat. hell, tiny tina could kick that skag's sack ass. then again i think she could be dangerous to my character to begin with. she fought along side Brick. that is Awesome.

    i saw some bonuses that has gaige, the new character, talking into her echo. it is fucking hilarious. acting and talking like your general teen, tomboy girl with some tech nerd. talking so casually and saying crap about a bratty girl at school she hates, all the while creating a deadly psycho death machine. and the audio thing, it was beautifully made. i could almsot see her in her little work shed, screwing in nuts and bolts while gossiping to her, rapidly decreasing, watchers.
    damn, even their silly little promotional thigns are fucking Awesome!!

    don't worry about crap trap anymore. jsut get gaige to sick death trap after him.
  • PaladinDemo
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    The Mechromancer was just released.
  • Sideromelane
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    I LOVE this game.

    Sure, it's not quite as immersive as say, Fallout 3 was but it DOES have way more in the way of total badassery.

    Example: I was driving around outside Ellies, shooting Buzzards. Blam, got a crit with a rocket on one, then I saw a ramp. Hey-ho, slap the F key and rally off it. As I left the ramp something came in from the left of the screen... the damaged buzzard!

    I slammed straight into it. It asploded. Yeah, I Die Hard 4'd that sumvabiotch.
    My car starts falling. AS IT FALLS I send another rocket into a second buzzard. Boom, critical hit, it spins offscreen and my car lands in a bandit camp and ROCKETROCKETROCKETS!!!

    The new damaged buzzard flies back over, pilot roaring Valkyries and explosions and all is good in the world of awesome.

    Great review Joe, keep it badass!
  • samthepsycicclam  - Gun porn?
    I bought the original borderlands about a week or so ago, being a student I don't have the game budget I would like right now so I settled for the borderlands game of the year edition which was half the price of BL2, I'm playing single player in my free time and on top of that a couple of my friends own it and we have been doing a coop play through on our gaming night. While I appreciate what your saying about the quantity and quality of the guns I have to say I'm more enjoying the crazy characters and the insane challenges that the game offers. Taking on Stagzilla being a personal highlight for me as I practically stuck a rocket launcher down his throat to finish him. Also while the story is a little sparse it is still very enjoyable so I think that you calling it gun porn is a massive over simplification.
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