To be one hundred percent honest with you guys, I hadn't paid any attention to Borderlands up until release day. My best friend kept talking about it and each review I read ended up turning me off even more from the game. I ended up caving in and purchasing this game and so far, I'm a level 20 Hunter and I'm extremely addicted. This game is so much fun.
The game features four player co-op, which if you're like me, this is a huge bonus; and it's not just a gimmicky co-op (Fable II) it's a full fledged co-op mode. Together, you and your buddies can go out and blow up as many creatures or bad guys as you like. I also like that if you join a friends game and you complete a quest in his or her game that you haven't completed on your own, it transfers over to your game.
Like the advertisements state, the game features "90 kazillion" guns, while that may be a bit exaggerated, the game punches a lot of firepower that will keep you and your friends coming back for more. The game also features a loot system and a leveling system much like that of an RPG or MMORPG. The character development is nice as well as your have skill points you gain at each level that you put into various skills based on where you want to go with your character.
The games graphics feature the love 'em or hate 'em cell shading art style. The visuals are in fact, really nice. When you get a headshot or critical shot on a body part, you can expect to see that part go flying off and a stream of blood to shoot out of where it was. The game's sound is also something to be mentioned. Each gunshot, the sound of the beasts making their way toward you, you're vehicle, this might be the best sounding game I've played in a log time.
All in all, this game is a worthy buy but buyer beware; Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 comes out soon!