Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be instantly familiar to anyone who has played the previous two games, the guns feel the same, the movements the same, hell it even has the same UI. So why should you buy it?
To start with, Pre-Sequel, offers a new campaign with four new classes. As the name confusingly conveys the games story is set after the first Borderlands but before the second charting Handsome Jack’s rise to power. Arguably Jack was the best character from the last game. Yes he was the villain, but he was a likable villain whose personality and character carried him through and easily made him the most memorable part of that game, so it’s nice to see him make a return and get a different perspective on what made him how he is. Continue Reading
It seems the world of triple A gaming has become a lot like the world portrayed in the original ‘Syndicate’ game. We have several giant corporations fighting for outright control leaving no moral depths plundered to achieve this goal. As such it is fair to say that some envisage the giants of the gaming world as inherently evil.
Cast your minds back a few years and you should remember that many people claimed that the CEO of Activision, Bobby Kotick, was the reincarnation of Satan, and for good reason. Activision’s policy of acquire infinite money at the cost of quality and actual development wasn’t getting them any positive press, yet it was getting them the money to the point where I imagined Kotick swimming in a vault of gold coins like Scrooge McDuck. Selling overpriced DLC and releasing a new Call of Duty game every year worked wonders for their revenue and cemented Activision as the demonic monolith of gaming, yet as of late we haven’t really heard anything from them and as such their throne is at risk. Continue Reading