Quite possibly the worst game ever made.
I really can't think of anything good to say about this game.
It's fundamentally flawed and isn't the least bit enjoyable.
Games are meant to entertain and amuse, and Borderlands is neither entertaining nor amusing. It's stressful to no end.These are the main reasons why I absolutely despise Borderlands:
- Enemies with regenerating health and shields/ respawning enemies
This is really all it takes to ruin a game for me. I mean seriously, how are you supposed to kill an enemy whose shields regenerate faster than yours?
If your shields are down, all you can do is take cover and wait for them to regenerate. But that tactic will get you nowhere, because the second your shields are regenerated, and you're prepared to rush back into battle, your enemy is back to full health. What a complete waste of ammo!
- The game doesn't pause while vending machines are in use
This means that enemies can follow you into town, and shoot you in the back while you're trying to purchase new items or sell your old ones.
What a massive flaw! If the developers had any common sense, they would have designed the town to be a safe zone, like in Diablo, Fable 3, Phantasy Star Online or virtually any other decent RPG.
- It costs money to respawn
Can you believe it? This means that if you're stuck at a hard part, you may eventually run out money. This means you'll have no cash to purchase new weapons or upgrades, let alone health packs and ammo for your existing weapons.
- Lack of variety
Borderlands offers tons of weapons to choose from, but they all feel the same. The game offers the illusion of variety by painting the same weapon a different color and giving it a different name. I can say the same when it comes to the enemies. There are basically two types of enemies: bandits and skags. There are various "subspecies" of bandits and skags, but they are all pretty much the same.
- It takes forever to level up
It may seem like I'm nitpicking, but this is a serious problem when you consider how many levels higher than you some enemies are and how
plentiful they tend to be due to respawning.
- The grenades are useless
The grenade's blast radius is so miniscule, and the amount of damage it inflicts is so insignificant that there's no point whatsoever in purchasing them unless you use grenade mods.
These are the main problems that really, really get me going. There are other things about this game that bother me, but not nearly as much as these ones.
So consider this a warning, if you haven't played this game yet, then stay away. It will only serve to piss you off after two or three hours!