Borderlands 2 Interview

Borderlands 2 designer Scott Kester talks to us about what's needed to make the world of Borderlands bigger, badder, and better the second time around.

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81 comments
Kinfe18
Kinfe18

I'm pumped up for the next borderlands.

jasongm
jasongm

I'm currently playing the original game, I'm having a blast from it! Especially the GOTY edition... Game is sweet, over the top & quite addictive! Cannot wait for the sequel!

BRUTAL-KIWI
BRUTAL-KIWI

There were so many guns in borderlands,but each gun wasnt very different from each other they all looked the same but with different stats

capt_karem
capt_karem

The classes on this one look way improved over the first.

CptRexKramer
CptRexKramer

WOW! The original was such a blast. I can't wait to jump into this one. I'm even gonna get the misses to try this one with split screen. TBA 2012 can't get here soon enough.

she3sh
she3sh

waiting ..for the best game ever

gamerxxx89
gamerxxx89

what to say its BORDERLANDS i am excited but i feel some complications...abt this one they are targeting more on multiplayer rather then campaign..

Jas0n94
Jas0n94

@thunderboltx7: Borderlands is supposed to look cartoony. It's not a technical issue that it looks this way, but an artistic matter. The textures, shadows, lighting and other technical parameters are of a great quality. Great to see the second title of the series being released. I hope the campaign is more interesting that the first one though. :D

TxtBin
TxtBin

will definitely get this - i enjoyed the 1st game A LOT but there was that lifeless quality to it which made the world feel empty... but now thats all gonna change :)

thunderboltx7
thunderboltx7

This is a bit of a tangent form this interview, but does anybody remember back around 2008 when Borderlands was *supposed* to consist of Unreal 3-like visuals and a huge weapon customization system? Whatever happened to that, and why does it still look cartoony?

arruu2000
arruu2000

yes, yes, yes! Love this game! Love the graphics, love the gameplay, the story, the sense of humor, the guns, the mobs, the bosses, the ambient, the lore, the concept-art, the music... Really looking forward to it!

ABOLZOZ
ABOLZOZ

i really hope this turns out to be one of the very best shooters to date

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

I am getting this for the splitscreen coop! My bro and I are still tackling the hell out of the first game. Its a long wait till september! :)

ReaverGod666
ReaverGod666

Damn there are a lot of good looking games coming out in 2012. But this one is high up on my list

woodystew
woodystew

Sooooooo looking forward to this game, definately gonna get it when it comes out! There are tons of awesome games coming out this year and we so know that this game is gonna be just as good as the last one

TommyT456
TommyT456

@sportwarrior Everyone's birthday is TBA 2012 :D

TommyT456
TommyT456

Loved the 1st game! Can't wait!!

jayjay444
jayjay444

I think they should up it from 4 player coop to 8 player coop, and that will make a great game even better.

MrGamehunter
MrGamehunter

as long as this game retain the local coop,i will absolutely buy this game.no matter what.

sportwarrior
sportwarrior

@Garra12345 Your birthday is TBA 2012? Gearbox already confirmed that June 30 is not the official release date.

gameguy182
gameguy182

This defiantly looks better then the first Borderlands, which i think was slightly over rated.

gameguy182
gameguy182

When he was talking about how the environments are much more "dens". It reminded me of how Kevin Levine talks about Bioshocks environments and atmosphere.

boixwunder
boixwunder

cant wait for this game. gotta love an fps rpg with a good co-op and a bagillion guns. haha.

Hellavation
Hellavation

I like some of the ideas that the Dev being interviewed was throwing out like to free a midget off a shield I can't wait to do that.

halo-freak
halo-freak

i hope they gonna fix the anti-climatic reward system. it sucked hard. especialy the first end boss dropped almost nothing interesting for example. also i dont like the fact that pearlescent weapons are so rediculously rare. just make them certain drops of secret bosses or something that's way better. anyway. is that red dressed defender guy a class?! if so that's awesome! wonder what wacky things he can do with that shield.

moonkill3
moonkill3

@IsaacMelendez31 People who connect their xbox to a computer then use a program to make overpowered weapons,unbreakable shields,etc.. are modders.

michelle_moraes
michelle_moraes

Nice interview. I can't wait for this game; loved the first one!

IsaacMelendez31
IsaacMelendez31

@moonkill3 wats a modder?? sorry if idk its just dat i dont play much at all online

IsaacMelendez31
IsaacMelendez31

but they should make like AI's dat if u bother them they will attack you,if u dont bother them then they would just let u do watever u want that would be a lil more fun i think?? lol

IsaacMelendez31
IsaacMelendez31

I played all of Borderlands 1 with my stepdad and it was super awesome! Can't wait for this one! :) "LOOK At THIS"-HUnter :)

EmoBanana9
EmoBanana9

Omg borderlands 1 is 5 dollars on steam right now! Anyways.... This game looks epic. :D

koolrok
koolrok

im a big fan of the game, i finished it with all four caracters

VaultHunter505
VaultHunter505

Sounds like its gonna be beastly...and thats coming from a true borderlands fan.

cody20
cody20

Smarter AI, no modders, more classes of guns, better story, more varied missions = awesome! Or did I describe what needs to happen with most shooters....

KUNG-LO
KUNG-LO

Funny thing, dude look 13 years old b4 he started to talk. I just hope Gear Box do something about the modders that ruined your game. And please better more decent Bosses where you just have to just shot the head/stomach. More tactics for bosses like in Japanese games i.e. shot arms or shot legs of boss to make him fall down/kneel then shot him in the face. Please better bosses and melee weapons would be cool. ;)

PandaSamurai
PandaSamurai

What are you talking about, Nier was a great game, regardless of what crap Gamespot put out about it. Anyone who actually likes JRPGs -- which should be a substantial amount of Squeenix fans, would love Nier.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Borderlands was amazing thanks to co-op with friends. Can't wait to play this!

archiasif
archiasif

Every things looks cool, except for the stupid looking robots.

brain20035
brain20035

Borderlands was an awesome game, but the reason I love these guys is actually Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway. That game was super awesome!!

ThePurpleBubble
ThePurpleBubble

@Death_Masta187 A bit like saying that you can't trust Square Enix because of Nier... Duke Nukem was a blot, yes... But they can be redeemed.

Hasn001
Hasn001

borderlands was an awesome game but it missed out on just a few factors, there shouldve been a dual weilding option, a set of melee weapons which had different characteristics and more vehicles. hopefully borderlands 2 will have this. but that doesnt mean it wasnt a brilliant game..cause it just plain was :P

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

after duke nukem I don't know if I can trust gearbox any more.