The one benefit to playing Borderlands 2 on the PS3 is split-screen multi-player with friends. Tonight one of my friends came over and we played a few hours together. He went Gunzerker and I went Commando. It was a good pairing but it took me a bit to get the hang of Axton. Was used to run and gunning with Salvador so it took me a bit to get used to dropping a turret and staying behind it. Axton's skill tree isn't my cup of tea, but I found one path that was interesting.

As we were playing it went like this: See a group of bad guys, I drop the turret and he pops into Zerk mode and runs in. Clean up. It broke down a few times when we were not working together but overall it was really fun.

This time around I started with the DLC Gearbox weapons and that REALLY helped the beginning difficulty. Fighting that Bullymong boss with a sub-machine gun really helped out. Knowing where to go a second time helped a bunch as well.

He really digs the Gunzerker and I am warming up to Axton. He isn't bad by any stretch, but I hope in later levels he is a bit more fun. Its not bad playing a support character, but it is different and something I am getting used to.

Split-screen multi-player on the PS3 went beautifully. No lag and the game looked as good as in the normal full screen mode. The difficulty was fair but not terribly over-powered. I noticed a few more bad guys but generally speaking they were just more difficult.

Really looking forward to playing more Bl2 multi-player and have played with random folks online already. Borderlands is one of those rare games, like Diablo 3 where the co-op is so good I don't mind playing it with total strangers.

Looking forward to more split-screen friend sessions and online play. A bit jealous of my PC compatriots, but Ill pick up BL2 on PC during a Steam Sale. Of that I am certain :)

Jacob_Richardson wrote on 09/22/2012 at 10:49am

You've mentioned a few times about difficulty. I don't know if you've yet to have a run in with a Badass Pyro Threser but, those are by far the most overpowered enemies up to where I'm at. They can take out your shields AND all your hp in almost a single hit with their pyro shockwave. Getting up on something tall is the trick.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/22/2012 at 10:42pm

I haven't, thanks for letting me know. Incendiary damage so far hasn't been too fun. I don't remember taking elemental damage in the original Borderlands. Interesting they added it for regular players to take in 2.

Missile_Drop_Kick wrote on 09/22/2012 at 11:57pm

Hello from Chicago (currently at least)! I played a few hours like you suggested. It got much better in the 2nd and 3rd hour. I actually figured out the weapon. I ended up putting in another 2 hours and getting a bunch of video. I need to get home to edit it and figure out how to comment on it. However, it was much better. I finally got to use Zero's disappearing powers. Awesome.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/23/2012 at 07:14am

I agree, the game opens up a bunch after your main power unlock. Also when you start getting awesome drops.

BR   Supporter wrote on 09/25/2012 at 06:49pm

I'll definitely say that once you get some cool guns the game becomes a lot better cause it is fun to just blow your enemies to pieces.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/26/2012 at 07:00pm

I still haven't had too much time in the game, but I've played a little co-op with my wife and now I've done a little solo playing as well. The game is (at least at this point) more difficult than the original Borderlands, but in a good way. The baddies feel challenging without making me feel like the computer is cheating. One thing I noticed right away was that navigating the menu during co-op was better but still not great. It was better once we swapped our split screen to divide vertically rather than horizontally though.

I'm still pretty early in the game on both my characters so I haven't found any especially awesome guns yet. I have to say that starting with the Gearbox gunpack was nice. The SMG and Sniper Rifle were especially useful in the first couple missions.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/27/2012 at 01:46am

The guns open up more as the game progresses. If memory serves the original Borderlands didn't have awesome guns right away, but then again I did get a shotgun early on that I kept until the end, it was that awesome.

So far nothing that awesome yet, but some good stuff for sure.

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