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Old 10-14-09, 05:15 PM
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Anyone else looking forward to this next week? I'm awaiting some feedback, but as of right now my hopes are pretty damn high. I love the change to the cel-shaded look and am very intrigued by the 4 player co-op options. (It doesn't hurt that these guys know how to make a goddamn awesome trailer too.)

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Old 10-14-09, 05:46 PM
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Re: Borderlands

Too many damn games out now/coming out in the next month. I might get a chance to rent this sometime in November or December...maybe.
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Re: Borderlands

OXM gave it 8.5...it sounds fun, but a little flawed....
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Re: Borderlands

I'm getting it. Fallout 3 was a great game but it too had its flaws. They didn't keep me from enjoying it and the flaws Borderlands have are not going to keep me from enjoying some 4 player co-op action.
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Re: Borderlands

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OXM gave it 8.5...it sounds fun, but a little flawed....
Any bullet points on the flaws? Although 8.5 is still a great score.
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Any bullet points on the flaws? Although 8.5 is still a great score.


also of note, the game dev has said that the game saves when you quit, in that you save any stuff and exp you have at the time, but you do reset to the nearest checkpoint, and the enemies will respawn.
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Re: Borderlands

Hmmm...I look forward to seeing some of the reviews that come out. The difficulty thing sounds like maybe it scales? If so then I don't have a problem. The co-op will be a big factor, so I look forward to hearing any issues with that, but ultimately I'd probably still be interested if the single player stuff was still well done. I just really love the look/attitude of everything I've seen thus far.
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I am interested in it, but dont care for the new look Liked it before the cellshaded look and was disappointed in Gearbox's last game Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, Which was nothing like the early trailer that they showed saying it was ingame.
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Seriously, that's the ugliest cover I've seen for a game in years. It seems silly to suggest that a cover design would have any effect on sales, but that one might. It's really bad and off-putting.
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Re: Borderlands

30 minute video of the Giant Bomb guys running through the 4 player co-op.

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Old 10-15-09, 05:19 AM
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Seriously, that's the ugliest cover I've seen for a game in years. It seems silly to suggest that a cover design would have any effect on sales, but that one might. It's really bad and off-putting.
I like it, it's fairly original, and honestly not even close to the worst cover on a game.
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Seriously, that's the ugliest cover I've seen for a game in years. It seems silly to suggest that a cover design would have any effect on sales, but that one might. It's really bad and off-putting.
Totally agree. I almost started a thread about "Dumbest Video Game covers ever"... this one would be near the top of my list.
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Old 10-15-09, 12:37 PM
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pretty sure that is one of the BEST covers I have seen....you guys are on drugs.
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I like that cover.
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Old 10-15-09, 12:51 PM
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Yeah, awesome cover art in my opinion.
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Old 10-15-09, 01:58 PM
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i happen to like the cover very much. i have had this game preordered for several months now. i also recommend the giantbomb quick look mentioned above.
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I love the cover, but really dislike the over-all visual style of the game. I was done with cell shading 10 years ago.
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pretty sure that is one of the BEST covers I have seen....you guys are on drugs.
A shirless guy in a gas mask blowing his own brains out with a finger-gun is the BEST cover ever? And I'm on drugs?
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the cover = creative and original. i like the design, but it's not good enough for cover art really. Put that on the instruction manual, not the cover.

the video from that Giant Bomb gang looked kind of, i dunno... it didn't make me want to play the game, let's just say that. The game looks like it has personality, but all those items to pick up after every kill would probably get annoying after 5 hours.
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the cover = creative and original. i like the design, but it's not good enough for cover art really. Put that on the instruction manual, not the cover.
I'd be okay with that. It could make for interesting fan art, I suppose, but it's too odd, unattractive and in-your-face for box art. I also don't think it's a good representation of the game. That's key, that the box art gives you an idea of what the game is.
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All these 2009 boxes are distintive and give a great impression to the consumer of what the game is about. Borderlands doesn't.
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Re: Borderlands

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All these 2009 boxes are distintive and give a great impression to the consumer of what the game is about. Borderlands doesn't.
Unless of course the game is all about being odd, unattractive, and in-your-face. Which at this point I'm not convinced it's not.
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I'd be okay with that. It could make for interesting fan art, I suppose, but it's too odd, unattractive and in-your-face for box art. I also don't think it's a good representation of the game. That's key, that the box art gives you an idea of what the game is.
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All these 2009 boxes are distintive and give a great impression to the consumer of what the game is about. Borderlands doesn't.
Not sure I agree with that. How are they distinctive? Looking at that group, I would think that all games are about men, who use weapons of one sort or another, dress up in odd outfits, and/or dangle from ledges on occasion.

Wait...I guess most games are.

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Old 10-16-09, 10:42 AM
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DLC has already been announced. Some people get down on stuff like this saying the game needs to release before they worry about promoting DLC. However for me it shows they plan on supporting the game. That definitely factors into my purchasing decision.

http://www.giantbomb.com/news/border...nnounced/1732/
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So I've read up on this...Who wants to play with me? I'll be getting this game. I thought it would be L4D2 for me only this year...but damn this looks awesome.
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Do you see it?


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