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Compared to the dull, empty-eyed stoicism of so many triple-A games, it's still a welcome blast of idiot humour, too.
Borderlands 2 is unquestionably a better game than Borderlands. The new emphasis on elemental weapons and dismemberment make for better combat scenarios, and the constant character improvement is a great push forward for players looking for long-term rewards. But sticking around for those payoffs requires more patience than I'd hoped.
Stellar writing and a host of small improvements help Borderlands 2 stand tall on the shoulders of its predecessor.
Borderlands 2 gives you more Borderlands. No more, no less.
Pick three friends, span the character classes, and get to killing. You won't be disappointed.
If you are up for a good laugh while shooting things in the face, Borderlands 2 is a worthy game to add to your collection. Soon enough, you'll see numbers popping above people's heads in real life and will feel compelled to search every Porta Potty on the street for cash.
Borderlands 2 is one of the unmissable videogame experiences of the year.
Borderlands 2 is not perfect - but it is consistently excellent, and deserves praise both as a game and a great piece of progressive development.
Sequel keeps the appeal of the original while making improvements at the margins.
If you liked Borderlands, you’ll love Borderlands 2. If you missed out on the original, don’t make that same mistake twice.