Beyond looking good in yellow and being short and fast, a baby is a lot like CL4P-TP, or Clap-Trap, from the Borderlands video game franchise. A prominent NPC in the first two games, and a playable character in the third game… the game 1.5? The Pre-Sequel. Clap-trap is always good for a laugh, for an annoyance, and sometimes for the plot. In the second game, he is your early-game tutorial. He’s the antagonist of a DLC in the first game.
And he’s incredibly quotable.
So here are my top five reasons that a baby is a lot like CL4P-TP.
We didn’t really plan on what to talk about, but we were sure that there was enough to talk about with Borderlands the Pre-Sequel that we could both write a post about it! So yesterday Holly wrote her first impressions, and I was going to add mine today.
We’ve talked about it before, and morerecently, but we do really love the Borderlands games. At first look: ridiculous. But then you see that they are split-screen cooperative, which is a dying breed in console gaming. Then you see that it is an RPG – a treasure-hunting, random-loot-generating, skill-tree-having, Diablo-style RPG. And I love those!
And while it is a shooter, and a somewhat violent one at that, with cell-shaded graphics and completely unrealistic villains and situations, you’re not in the thick of it quite like you are in the really hyper-real shooters these days. The developers also love their community – coming out with a constant stream of substantial DLC (we’ve already bought the Season Pass for this one!), and using social media to distribute unlockables to everyone. And they decided with this game to stay on the “older” generation of consoles, rather than move on to the new ones – because that’s where their fan base was.
So that’s why I was excited for the game… what have I taken away from it, other than what Holly’s already described?
David and I of course got the new Borderlands game as soon as it came out or more specifically as soon it was actually available in our town. During the week we do not get much gaming time in, but this weekend we went to town on Borderlands the Pre-Sequel. We are still fairly early in the game, but so far I am really enjoying it. It has a lot of similar elements as the other Borderlands games, but it has a different enough twist on it to keep things interesting. As we are on Pandora’s moon instead of on Pandora they were able to add a few different elements to make the locations interesting and some times frustrating. The moon means less oxygen and less gravity, which plays in to many parts of the game. The other part that I have really enjoyed is how they have chosen to tell the story. It definitely feels that they recognize that most players have played the previous games, which is nice and creates a sense of familiarity.
Borderlands the Pre-Sequel may not bee too much different than the other Borderlands games, but it has enough elements to make the experience feel new and not repetitive.Continue reading →
After talking about what we love about the Borderlands games yesterday, and in anticipation of the newest game out next week, there was one element that we hadn’t hit on yet: the downloadable content campaigns. Some of the best parts of both games were these mini campaigns. Zombies! Pirates! Tons of loot! And of course, Tina and her D&D campaign.
All so good we can’t decide on a favorite. So we’ll let everyone together choose! What’s your favorite of the Borderlands DLC’s?
David and I are super excited about Borderlands the Pre-Sequel coming out this weekend and it has gotten us thinking about our Borderlands play throughs. Personally for me I am usually not a big first person shooter gamer. They tend to not hold my interest and often just frustrate the heck out of me. Borderlands is a shooter and I love it. I honestly would probably count this among some of my top games of the Xbox 360.
The story is pretty simplistic because it is all about finding the mysterious Vault and you are playing a vault hunter. Both of the first and second follow this basic premise although the second one does include a villain whom we are racing against. The thing that makes this game so much fun, is interesting player mechanics, interesting characters, amazing treasure throughout, and fantastic side quests and areas. So much of the game is going around shooting things, but the creatures, characters, skills, and weapons are all just over the top ridiculous, which is absolutely fantastic.Continue reading →