PAX Round-up 2: Borderlands 2

By Michelle Balsan, 6 years ago
We’re not going to hand out ‘game of show’ awards here, but if I was going to pick one to give, it would be Borderlands 2 for the longest lines. Seriously, in order to play the 10-15 minutes you were allowed to play, you had to wait in a line, which had a line after that, which had a seating area after that of people waiting to get in the second line. All told, it took nearly two hours to get in on this demo, though it was well worth it.

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Borderlands 2 definitely appears to be going with a ‘bigger is better’ mentality. The demo was a two-player co-op affair and set you loose with fairly little direction and no story bumps at all. They had the Gunzerker and Siren classes available. I went with the Gunzerker and just had a grand ol’ time taking down enemies, but did very little with my co-op buddy. As mentioned on Twitter, from the brief time I had with it, Borderlands 2 didn’t seem to attempt to reinvent the wheel. If you loved the original, you’re going to love this. If not, don’t expect a product that will change your mind. I did ask someone at the booth about whether or not there would be some form of Season Pass given the multiple DLC packs for, but was told it was too early on to know much about that. We do know for sure that DLC is being discussed, however, after the reveal of the yet to be developed Mechromancer DLC at the Gearbox Panel.

All of that said, I think I have to arrange some time off come September.

Borderlands 2 and its amazing Special Editions will be available September 18th in North America and internationally on September 21st. Head over here for our previous coverage.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.