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Why I Love Borderlands

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

Transformers War for Cybertron

With all of the hype / conflict around the Transformer movies and Michael Bay it make sense that when you hear about a Transformers video game you might think it would be related to the movies. At the same time you would be wrong. Transformers War for Cybertron tells the story of the beginning of the war between the Decepticons and Autobots on Cybertron. The interesting part of the game is that you play through the story of both Decepticons and Autobots. At first glance it can seem like a simple shooter game, but you are playing as a transformer, which means you get to transform and that is a lot of the fun of the game.

This game is about 4 years old at this point and I still need to play through the sequel Fall of Cybertron, but it is a game that I do not think got enough love for what it was.

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