Thursday, September 18, 2014

[TRAILER] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: An Introduction by Sir Hammerlock AND TORGUE!

It's trailer time again!

This time it's more than just a teaser or advertisement, it's an informative look highlighting some of the new features in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

For those that haven't been following this one, it takes place between the events of Borderlands and Borderlands 2 on the moon Elpis orbiting the planet Pandora, the setting of the previous two games.

Clocking in at just under the ten minute mark, this video serves as an introduction to the environments, characters, weapons, and story of the up-coming combination prequel/sequel.

As a long time fan of platformers, and platformer/FPS hybrids, the low gravity of the moon combined with the oxygen kit tricks such as double jumping and gravity slamming has me eagerly looking forward to this one.

There's an implication that the narrative aspects of the game will be greatly expanded on this time, including a large amount of dialog from the playable characters. This could go either way. The way the story elements expanded from the first game to the second really let the world come alive, but if they push it too far they run the risk of falling into the problems of Metroid: The Other M.

Another worry for this release is that Gearbox, while still somewhat involved in making this, has handed off the reins to 2K Australia. The only other example of 2K doing something like this that I can think of is Bioshock 2, which while not a bad game is generally considered the weakest of the trilogy.

Still, I'm looking forward to spending way too much time playing this game at some point, and I'll be sure to review it here to let you know if it lived up to my expectations or not!

And for fun, here's a picture I snapped at PAX East this year...

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