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    dkirschner's Borderlands 2 (PC)

    [February 19, 2017 09:50:47 AM]
    I'm giving up on Borderlands 2 after 14 hours and at level 16. It's getting tedious and frustrating. I die a lot. I spend a long time running from place to place looking for mission objectives. I've shot hundreds, perhaps thousands, of enemies. I've picked up hundreds of pieces of loot. I've backtracked countless times through areas full of respawns to complete a new side mission. I have come to the conclusion that Borderlands is just not my cup of tea. If I recall, I had many of the same issues, just earlier, with the original game. Yep, I just read my GameLog for it and I could pretty much copy and paste it here! So uh, just go read that, and note differences below.

    I've enjoyed NPC interactions in Borderlands 2. I like the writing and find the characters funny. Slightly annoying, but charmingly, cutesy, amusingly funny. The early game with Claptrap had me laughing out loud. Tiny Tina is bizarre. The redneck auto guy had me chuckling along with the stereotype. The large woman (forget her name), the auto guys cousin or whatever, was a cool character. I liked her confidence and the fact that the auto guy was jealous of me talking to her (incest joke, make fun of Southerners, ha-ha). I would like to see where the story goes and continue meeting new and interesting characters. Perhaps the Telltale Borderlands game is the one for me! More talking, less shooting.

    The character classes in this one seem more varied and differentiated than the ones in the original. I played as a psycho, one of the insane bandits who charges you. Each class has one unique special ability (the psycho goes badass and his melee attacks refill his life completely). Then each of the three talent trees is unique. I just had to choose the one I did because it sounded so weird. That character build is predicated upon you setting yourself on fire. Yes. You self-immolate. When you manage to self-immolate, you do more damage, are more likely to apply elemental status effects to enemies, get more ammo, and numerous other perks. But of course you take damage because you are burning. Very unique way to play.

    But in the end, I found the game way too punishing solo. The enemy respawns were over the top, as was the backtracking, and ultimately, I just died a whole lot, lost a % of my money, had to trek back to where I was, fighting respawns along the just stopped being much fun. I tried to go online, but I didn't enjoy playing with strangers any more than alone, and I still died a lot. Also, there is sooo much loot to pick up. I echo my previous GameLog in saying I spent a lot of time looking at the ground holding E to pick up ammo and money and guns. Then I had to sort through all the guns and sell them over and over and over.

    It's just repetitive, and it's pros don't make up for its cons enough to stick it out.

    This entry has been edited 1 time. It was last edited on Feb 19th, 2017 at 09:51:28.

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    dkirschner's Borderlands 2 (PC)

    Current Status: Stopped playing - Got Bored

    GameLog started on: Sunday 5 February, 2017

    GameLog closed on: Sunday 19 February, 2017

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Can't waittttt ------------------------ Too similar of an experience to BL1! Gets tedious, repetitive.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstar

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