Borderlands 2 was released September 18, 2012 by 2K Games. The game was developed by Gearbox. Borderlands 2 is a first person shooter with RPG elements.
Borderlands 2 continues with the quests and side missions found in the original Borderlands.
This game compares to Rage with the looting aspect. Chests are marked where they can be opened to add more resources to the player’s inventory.
The game has been largely upgraded for more modern machines. The graphics engine has been updated so its helpful to have a modern DirectX 11 card.
At the start of the game, players select one of four new characters, each with a unique special skill and proficiencies with certain weapons.
With game play the player accumulates experience. The player can also accumulate items.
As they gain levels from experience growth, players can then put skill points into a skill tree that features three distinct specializations of the base character.
Borderlands 2 is very procedural so the game will not be the same for each run. The level of randomization is excellent and well balanced.
Borderlands 2 follows the story of four new Vault Hunters as they fight to free Pandora from the clutches of Handsome Jack, the brilliant, charismatic, and utterly despicable CEO of the Hyperion Corporation.
Players will fight across the whole of Pandora to stop Jack from awakening an ancient alien evil known only as “the Warrior.” Their quest will bring them into contact with some familiar faces from the old game; most notably, the original four Vault Hunters: Roland, Lilith, Brick and Mordecai. They, along with some brand new characters, will help players defeat Jack, destroy the Warrior, and save Pandora.
Featuring a new cast of characters, a larger world, more unique quests, a greater variety of objectives, more vehicles, and more Claptrap, Borderlands 2 is set to be one of the most enjoyable games of the year. The humors back and better than ever, and Gearbox has listened to fan feedback to help make Borderlands 2 the ultimate loot-sweeping, role-playing, first-person shooter.
At the start of the campaign, there is a one wheeled bot to guide the player through the game world as a trainer. There are lots of searching to get ammo and eventually more weapons. The objectives only are on the minimap when the player is comparatively close to them.