Borderlands 2 isn't that difficult.

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#1 Edited by ristactionjakso (5510 posts) -

When Borderlands 2 released, a lot of people complained about it's difficulty saying it's hard for solo play in gamespot forums.

Well, I'm playing as Zero and am having zero problems with difficulty. I mean I have died a few times, but the game isn't overwhelming by any means. I don't use slag weapons either. It's slightly more difficult than the first Borderlands.

So to those of you who think it's a hard game, what exactly is hard about it?

#2 Posted by Tokeism (2157 posts) -

1st play through is easy solo (except raid bosses), 2nd and 3rd are much more challenging to solo and the raid bosses are virtually impossible to solo

#3 Edited by buccomatic (1941 posts) -

@ristactionjakso said:

When Borderlands 2 released, a lot of people complained about it's difficulty saying it's hard for solo play in gamespot forums.

Well, I'm playing as Zero and am having zero problems with difficulty. I mean I have died a few times, but the game isn't overwhelming by any means. I don't use slag weapons either. It's slightly more difficult than the first Borderlands.

So to those of you who think it's a hard game, what exactly is hard about it?

i was dying so much that i hated it. then i got a bunch of shift codes off ign and it was easy peasy. what a shame they only give you awesome loot/guns if you use a shift code. silly for a game that is supposed to be about awesome loot.

ps - i bought singularity and you were right! that game is BADASS!

#4 Posted by ristactionjakso (5510 posts) -

@ristactionjakso said:

When Borderlands 2 released, a lot of people complained about it's difficulty saying it's hard for solo play in gamespot forums.

Well, I'm playing as Zero and am having zero problems with difficulty. I mean I have died a few times, but the game isn't overwhelming by any means. I don't use slag weapons either. It's slightly more difficult than the first Borderlands.

So to those of you who think it's a hard game, what exactly is hard about it?

i was dying so much that i hated it. then i got a bunch of shift codes off ign and it was easy peasy. what a shame they only give you awesome loot/guns if you use a shift code. silly for a game that is supposed to be about awesome loot.

ps - i bought singularity and you were right! that game is BADASS!

I dont have any shift codes, and have awesome guns, grenade mods, shields ect. Tho I wish I could find a better shotgun. I find that money is an abundance and I can buy anything at any time.

Singularity is one of the most underrated/under appreciated games of this gen. I could easily give it a 8/10. Would be a 10/10 if it didn't get easier towards the end. The atmosphere alone draws you into the game.

But you should check out Binary Domain too if you haven't already.

#5 Edited by IndianaPwns39 (5025 posts) -

I don't remember people saying it was difficult by yourself. I remember people saying it was boring, but not difficult.

Not saying it didn't happen, I just don't remember it.

#6 Posted by The_Last_Ride (65895 posts) -

i haven't had any real problems with the game

#7 Posted by marcheegsr (2179 posts) -

I actually just bought Borderlands 2 yesterday for 15 bucks! Was going to make a thread about it but now that were on topic... How good is it? The thing that made me buy it is the rpg elements/looting and shooting. I hope im not put off by the art style.

#8 Posted by ristactionjakso (5510 posts) -

I actually just bought Borderlands 2 yesterday for 15 bucks! Was going to make a thread about it but now that were on topic... How good is it? The thing that made me buy it is the rpg elements/looting and shooting. I hope im not put off by the art style.

I bought the game of the year edition and am loving it. The art style isnt that bad. Your'e gonna like this claptrop, hes so annoying that its funny lol.

It is what it sets out to be. It's a open world shooter with rpg elements and with a lot of looting. If you like all of those then this game is for you.

#9 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (4482 posts) -

Hmmmm. Thats dissapointing !

#10 Posted by firefox59 (4219 posts) -

I never understood the seeming consensus that BL 2 was harder than the first one. For me, it's not even close. I was barely able to beat sooo many parts solo in the first game. Even Crawmerax could be solo without cheating using the Siren. In BL 2, it took me until the Dust to die for the 2nd time. Yeah the Raid bosses are impossible to solo but other than that the rest of the game is easier.

And to OP, you probably won't find a good shotgun. They nerfed most of the shotguns compared to the first game. The only ones worth using are the Torgue and Hyperion ones if you can get good ones.

#11 Posted by marcheegsr (2179 posts) -

Im about to play through it on solo. I hope I don't run into any difficulty.

#12 Edited by ShepardCommandr (1502 posts) -

No,it's just boring.

Some bosses are impossible to solo though.

#13 Posted by b4il (91 posts) -

first playthough (campaign and dlc until i hit lvl 50) was pretty "normal" difficulty, but after the upgrade to lvl up to 61 i quit the game... i couldn't find any weapon to be strong enough, even with all the secret keys i found on the internet. there's a whole conspiracy going on in forums wether the developers have taken out the legendary etc. weapons so people buy the premium edition.

well i don't know about that but since i didn't find ANY good weapon since lvl 51+ i lost interest. i'll be back when borderlands 3 comes out

#14 Edited by ristactionjakso (5510 posts) -

I never understood the seeming consensus that BL 2 was harder than the first one. For me, it's not even close. I was barely able to beat sooo many parts solo in the first game. Even Crawmerax could be solo without cheating using the Siren. In BL 2, it took me until the Dust to die for the 2nd time. Yeah the Raid bosses are impossible to solo but other than that the rest of the game is easier.

And to OP, you probably won't find a good shotgun. They nerfed most of the shotguns compared to the first game. The only ones worth using are the Torgue and Hyperion ones if you can get good ones.

Dude, the shotguns suck balls in this game. I'm on level 17. The best shotgun I have found does 35x7 damage with 15 ammo clip. Sure there was a lot that I found that did more damage, but they only had like 2 or 3 shots until the clip was empty, then i'd have a very slow reload. And what is up with all this "fires 2 shots per shot" crap? I hate that so much. Especially with the electric pistols that have 7 ammo clip, its stupid.

I've found a lot of explosive damage shotguns, but the projectiles are so slow that you dont hit anything, terrible combo for a shotgun.

Shotguns straight up blow nuts in this game.

#15 Posted by drekula2 (1653 posts) -

I hate when people level-grind more than they need to and then complain that a game's too easy. Yeah, because you're a level 35 and the enemies are 30. I always stay underleveled because I'm a hipster and a tough guy.

#16 Posted by coasterguy65 (5424 posts) -

I remember the Bloodshot Ramparts being a pain in the butt playing solo as Zero. Especially the W4R-D3N fight. Have you been through there yet?

#17 Posted by Metamania (11851 posts) -

Borderlands 2 was NEVER difficult to begin with. Sure, I've died a couple of times on solo and plenty of times during cooperative play, but it wasn't a frustrating experience in the end. Everything was beatable, so long as you had the right equipment, knew your character well, and devised great strategies for the hardest bosses (especially the raid bosses).

#18 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (4482 posts) -

@ drekula2 "I hate when people level-grind more than they

need to and then complain that a game's too easy."

I do this alot ! Like alot alot. And I always complain about it zealosly. My passive aggression on this matter is unrivalled.

#19 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (4482 posts) -

@ ristactionjakso

Do shotguns (any weapon in general) really need to be that statistically complicated ? In Gears Of War 3 theres only 2 shotguns and you don't need to be a mathematicion to tell the difference between the two. Never really quite understood RPGs, they are before my time.

#20 Posted by ristactionjakso (5510 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu: Well if you ever played a borderlands game then you know there is over 1,000 variations of each gun. Some are weak, and others are strong. I finally found one that is pretty good.

And you need to keep on finding better weapons cause enemies get harder and harder.

#21 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (4482 posts) -

@ ristactionjakso

Never played it. You know why ? Because if you've played one Skinner Box then you've played them all. Seriously, they should just drop the "front" and sell'em to ya like the maths exams they really are. You realise knowing something about actuall shotguns will mean absolutely squat in Borderlands. Its so impractical. I'm actually writing an artical about it. Hope somebody reads it one day.

#22 Posted by firefox59 (4219 posts) -

@firefox59 said:

I never understood the seeming consensus that BL 2 was harder than the first one. For me, it's not even close. I was barely able to beat sooo many parts solo in the first game. Even Crawmerax could be solo without cheating using the Siren. In BL 2, it took me until the Dust to die for the 2nd time. Yeah the Raid bosses are impossible to solo but other than that the rest of the game is easier.

And to OP, you probably won't find a good shotgun. They nerfed most of the shotguns compared to the first game. The only ones worth using are the Torgue and Hyperion ones if you can get good ones.

Dude, the shotguns suck balls in this game. I'm on level 17. The best shotgun I have found does 35x7 damage with 15 ammo clip. Sure there was a lot that I found that did more damage, but they only had like 2 or 3 shots until the clip was empty, then i'd have a very slow reload. And what is up with all this "fires 2 shots per shot" crap? I hate that so much. Especially with the electric pistols that have 7 ammo clip, its stupid.

I've found a lot of explosive damage shotguns, but the projectiles are so slow that you dont hit anything, terrible combo for a shotgun.

Shotguns straight up blow nuts in this game.

The biggest problem with shotties in BL 2 is the crap accuracy. They try to make up for this by increase the pellet count which is why most shots take up 2 or 3 ammo. The explosives are slow but travel straight if you get a good one and can be used to pepper an area really well. Other than that all of them are useless other than Hyperions cause of the accuracy increase when you fire them. There are some Jacobs that have 100% criticals and those are really good. I had a Jacobs that fired 18 pellets with 100% accuracy and it wrecked everything from medium range and in.

#23 Posted by ratchet200 (1038 posts) -

@ristactionjakso said:

@firefox59 said:

I never understood the seeming consensus that BL 2 was harder than the first one. For me, it's not even close. I was barely able to beat sooo many parts solo in the first game. Even Crawmerax could be solo without cheating using the Siren. In BL 2, it took me until the Dust to die for the 2nd time. Yeah the Raid bosses are impossible to solo but other than that the rest of the game is easier.

And to OP, you probably won't find a good shotgun. They nerfed most of the shotguns compared to the first game. The only ones worth using are the Torgue and Hyperion ones if you can get good ones.

Dude, the shotguns suck balls in this game. I'm on level 17. The best shotgun I have found does 35x7 damage with 15 ammo clip. Sure there was a lot that I found that did more damage, but they only had like 2 or 3 shots until the clip was empty, then i'd have a very slow reload. And what is up with all this "fires 2 shots per shot" crap? I hate that so much. Especially with the electric pistols that have 7 ammo clip, its stupid.

I've found a lot of explosive damage shotguns, but the projectiles are so slow that you dont hit anything, terrible combo for a shotgun.

Shotguns straight up blow nuts in this game.

The biggest problem with shotties in BL 2 is the crap accuracy. They try to make up for this by increase the pellet count which is why most shots take up 2 or 3 ammo. The explosives are slow but travel straight if you get a good one and can be used to pepper an area really well. Other than that all of them are useless other than Hyperions cause of the accuracy increase when you fire them. There are some Jacobs that have 100% criticals and those are really good. I had a Jacobs that fired 18 pellets with 100% accuracy and it wrecked everything from medium range and in.

Shotguns aren't meant to be accurate. I also don't understand how people fins shotguns crap. If im down and dying, my shotguns the best weapon to use if someone's near me. It also makes quick work of heavier baddies to, instead of putting hundred's of assault rifle or smg ammo into it.

#24 Edited by ristactionjakso (5510 posts) -

@ristactionjakso said:

@firefox59 said:

I never understood the seeming consensus that BL 2 was harder than the first one. For me, it's not even close. I was barely able to beat sooo many parts solo in the first game. Even Crawmerax could be solo without cheating using the Siren. In BL 2, it took me until the Dust to die for the 2nd time. Yeah the Raid bosses are impossible to solo but other than that the rest of the game is easier.

And to OP, you probably won't find a good shotgun. They nerfed most of the shotguns compared to the first game. The only ones worth using are the Torgue and Hyperion ones if you can get good ones.

Dude, the shotguns suck balls in this game. I'm on level 17. The best shotgun I have found does 35x7 damage with 15 ammo clip. Sure there was a lot that I found that did more damage, but they only had like 2 or 3 shots until the clip was empty, then i'd have a very slow reload. And what is up with all this "fires 2 shots per shot" crap? I hate that so much. Especially with the electric pistols that have 7 ammo clip, its stupid.

I've found a lot of explosive damage shotguns, but the projectiles are so slow that you dont hit anything, terrible combo for a shotgun.

Shotguns straight up blow nuts in this game.

The biggest problem with shotties in BL 2 is the crap accuracy. They try to make up for this by increase the pellet count which is why most shots take up 2 or 3 ammo. The explosives are slow but travel straight if you get a good one and can be used to pepper an area really well. Other than that all of them are useless other than Hyperions cause of the accuracy increase when you fire them. There are some Jacobs that have 100% criticals and those are really good. I had a Jacobs that fired 18 pellets with 100% accuracy and it wrecked everything from medium range and in.

Ya, I did a mission where i made a murderous robot into a shotgun. The shotgun is a hyperion and is awesome. Accuracy increases while it fires, does 61x7 damage and has around 10 ammo in a clip. Finally a shotgun that is useful, it takes down flying enemies very easily.

#25 Edited by Sword-Demon (6592 posts) -

game is a breeze on the 1st and 2nd playthrough. post game on the 2nd and all through the 3rd playthrough is pretty tough.

it's the bad kind of difficulty though, where the enemies are damage sponges and can take your shields down almost instantly.

#26 Edited by feared4power (619 posts) -

the game is slow and boring feels like an add on of the first borderlands not worth the 60