I wasn't all that excited about Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel until this video, honestly. It seemed like a filler game between last gen and current gen, for the most part. But Mr. Torgue is the cure for what ails you. Not just Torgue, but the info in this video makes me far more excited than I was. The news that this is coming to Linux in addition to all the other common platforms is certainly another point in its favor. But rather than just a cash-grab while working on their current-gen titles, this seems to add quite a bit to the Borderlands formula. What do you think?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/19/2014 at 03:58am

I might be wrong, but to me, it kind of looks like a cash grab with some heart. If you love Borderlands, this looks like some "sweet juice" to keep you interested. That said, there isn't much in the way wrong with delivering more awesome to people using the same core engine and gameplay everyone loves. In fact, it's a great idea. With that, it seems like a kind of cash grab... like I say, with heart.

All that said, this does look like a pretty solid game and I am interested to hear what people think of it. Are you picking this up at launch Travis? I won't be, I already need to complete Borderlands 2.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/19/2014 at 01:17pm

I'll most likely pick it up at launch, yeah. The only way that I can still see it as a cash-grab is that it's using the same engine as BL2 and being farmed out to a different dev studio. But that dev studio obviously loves the series and seems to be doing it right. Totally different kinds of weapons, totally retooled skills (in the case of Claptrap), doing some really inventive things with each vault hunter's core abilities, new mechanics introduced due to low oxygen and gravity. It seems like that core Borderlands formula without just being a rehash.

The one thing I worry about-- Slag weapons were introduced in BL2 and became essential in the endgame. I worry that freezing weapons will become essential in the endgame for the Pre-Sequel and corner you into one play style.

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