The ILG Coint & Plick Awards

Coint & Plick 2009 #22: Borderlands

Posted in 2009 by trdn89 on February 15, 2010

47 points, 3 votes, 1 TOP GAME vote

Official Game Site

Metacritic

Jjjusten: Yeah so we all saw the annoying endless “EIGHT BAGAZILLION GUNS WAHEY LOLOMGWTF!!1!” ads and the driving sections are tacked on and sub halo warthog quality control wise, and storyline and characters need not apply. None of that matters though, because the game is one endless effort at FUN without bothering with all that wheedling “how do we make this a compelling tale of loss and redemption?” This is a game about how fun it is to shoot shit and loot corpses, no soul-searching about yer motivations, because let’s face it, yer a merc dick out to make a bunch of $$$ by plowing through any unfortunate schlubs that happen to be standing between you and some stuff you want, or carrying a cool gun that you like. There’s a palpable sense of humor about the carnage too, and amazingly the wacky claptrap robots are funny, not irritating (as you would expect). A lot of noise has been spent on the online co-op (which is kind of broken in a lot of ways), but this is a 100% rewarding, surprisingly difficult and hardcore single player as well. And those bagazillions of guns? Believe the hype; the weapon looting is endless and full of so much weird insane shit that it honestly never gets unexciting to examine some new weapons spec list. Seriously.

Developer Interview

Producer Interview

Mayor Jingleberries: Only thing really RPG about it is character classes, fetch quests, experience points, damage shown in numeric form and a progression tree for your skills.

Gamasutra

Antexit: I am having remorse about not including Borderlands on my ballot. 😦

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