Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
-Familiar features of the game are still there
-New features have been added to keep familiar mechanics/play styles fresh and interesting
-Huge re-playability value
-Like the other games in the series, no gun is ever the same
-Low gravity mechanic
-Adds to an already interesting story and gives us different perspectives of events
-Graphical settings are highly configurable
-To some, the game feels like a "Borderlands 2.5" due to the similarities between the Pre-sequel and Borderlands 2
-Multi-player is limited to four people
This game is going to be released on: Octomber 15, 2014
“Launch into the Borderlands universe and shoot ‘n’ loot your way through a brand new adventure that rockets you onto Pandora’s moon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a new role-playing shooter in the critically acclaimed Borderlands series. Play as four all-new character classes while carving a path of destructive mayhem across Pandora’s never-before-seen low-gravity moonscapes with all new moves, weapons, and vehicles! Get high with low gravity and jump right in to fight alongside future megalomaniacal tyrant, Handsome Jack, while preventing the destruction of Pandora and its moon. Contribute to the rise of the corrupt Hyperion Corporation and watch Handsome Jack’s transformation from a man trying to do good into a ruthless tyrant, constantly seeking fortune, power, and infamy.”
One of the most exciting releases this fall, Borderlands:The Pre-Sequel, follows the story of what happened between the Borderlands and Borderlands 2, showing us the back-story of the characters in Borderlands 2 while also showing us what happened to the characters from Borderlands.
From what has been revealed so far the four new playable classes will be:
– Claptrap The Fragtrap
– Wilhelm The Enforcer
– Nisha The Lawbringer
– Athena The Gladiator
All these characters have been in the first or second game, playing through them allows for the player to live through the character and find out what happened to the character by the time the story of Borderlands 2 started. The abilities in the game also relate to how the characters evolve, for example, Wilhelm will look more like a machine as you level up his abilities, leading him to start resembling the Wilhelm seen in Borderlands 2.
The game looks very similar in style to Borderlands 2, this is not a bad thing, Borderlands 2 certainly looks great and stylized, it would be a mistake to try and change something that is already so iconic to the series.
The game-play mechanics are also very similar to Borderlands 2, there are item rarities, rare chests, critical spots, a branched ability-levelling system and an iconic ability for each character. However, all the mechanics are refreshed by the addition of a new weapon element, Cryo, which freezes enemies, allowing for a damage multiplier and giving you a break to think what to do against an enemy. The setting of the game also allows for a fresher feel to the game as it is set on the moon of Pandora, the world of the past two games, allowing for a huge range of space inspired enemies. The moon also allows for a very important game mechanic, oxygen which will have to be kept up in order to stay alive, it can also be used up as a jet-pack to propel you through the low-gravity environment (low-gravity being a very important new feature to the game), the way the player uses oxygen will be his choice and can drastically change the game if there are not many refills around.
There are also lasers, those are cool.
Like all the other Borderlands games, there will be four player co-op which allows you to explore the story with your friends and experience it with them. The different classes and the machines that allow you to ‘respec’ your skill points also mean that the game is very re-playable, not to mention the “new game plus” features that allow you to make the game more and more challenging in order to make your character the strongest there is.
Borderlands 2 is also known to have a lot of DLC being released constantly to keep the game fresh, this is probably going to be the case with the Pre-Sequel.
The game can also be expected to be hilarious as the franchise is known for it’s constant over-the-top humour and references to popular culture.
The ratings above therefore are predictions of what the game will be like considering what the past games were like.