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E3 2014 – Borderlands:The Pre-Sequel is pure dance-kittens

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The moons of Pandora. Desolate, barren and populated by bandits who are married to their own sisters. It’s the kind of environment that is just asking for four plucky adventurers to go on a lunar rampage in. And become moo-oo-oon kings!

So how does the game handle? Well, ten bucks to anyone who shouted at me “Just like Bordelands 2”. When you’re indoors, it feels like nothing has changed, and veteran fans will quickly feel at ease with familiar skill trees, enemy types and enough guns to wage a war with.

But when you’re out on the lunar surface? It’s a whole new ball game kiddos. Your movement doesn’t feel slower, but it does feel like you’re gliding across the dark of the moon. As for that oxygen gauge that happens to be a finite resource? It’s a constant reminder of impending death, but it’s hardly a burden.

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In fact, it’s more useful for locomotion, as expending oxygen can give you a boosted jump or the rather handy butt-stomp that Handsome Jack happens to be rather fond of. It’s a system that actually does add to the game, instead of detract from it like some people feared.

And combined with classic Borderlands gameplay, it’s actually a freaking blast to use these new abilities. The new characters feel fresh, the cryo and laser weapons bring their own perks to the constant combat and the Australian-accented bandits are a hoot to shatter into a million pieces with a well-timed combination of butt stomps and freeze-rays.

It’s not a radically different Borderlands, but it’s got enough changes to warrant booking a trip to the moon.

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Last Updated: June 11, 2014

9 Comments

  1. *&^%$#!

    For some reason I’m really hyped for this and I have no idea why.
    It might be because BORDERLANDS!

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    • Marcus

      June 11, 2014 at 15:05

      Not even bacon can make this game more mouth-watering!!

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      • Kensei Seraph

        June 11, 2014 at 15:07

        How about a bacon, chicken-mayo and cheese tramezzini?

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        • Marcus

          June 11, 2014 at 15:17

          why the chicken-mayo card?? Who does that!

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          • Kensei Seraph

            June 11, 2014 at 16:40

            I did and it was delicious.
            Although I never asked for the cheese, that was just bonus.

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 11, 2014 at 14:38

    Okay this makes me a bit happier that it’s not just a cash-in. I’m still going to wait a while to see how the DLC situation plays out. More Borderlands is good though.

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  3. Rinceinantici

    June 11, 2014 at 14:48

    YETH!

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 11, 2014 at 15:18

      YETH YETH YETH OH HELLTH YETH!!

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  4. Jean-Pierre Bornman

    June 12, 2014 at 09:58

    YAY!!!! ima gona be a clap trap!!! Drop the base…. in space. Needless to say im quiet EXCITED!

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