Sept. 18th, baby!
The original was a game I put 65 hours in to, including time in a few of the DLC campaigns. The cel shaded graphics look worked surprisingly well. And the weapons! Imagine a Diablo style random loot drop system, only for guns and rocket launchers. So you might have to choose between an auto rifle with a double fire rate and 70 round magazine, or a machine gun with a slower rate of fire but an extra 9% chance of crit damage and 27 points per second of acid damage. But best of all was the totally inappropriate and funny sense of humour. And that bled over in to some fan appreciation stuff that Gearbox did. For example, when one guy asked if they would help with a marriage proposal to his gamer girlfriend :
The whole game was like that. Splash screens that would pop up when a boss villain walked in to his chamber of death to try to kill you reading ‘He doesn’t like you’. A dude giving you a side quest to save some other guy from bandits, because the other guy ‘done messed up his mom’s sex parts’ and he wants to be the one to kill him. Pandora was a fucked up place. And it was awesome.
And now it’s coming back! I’ve made the rare move of actually pre-ordering this sumbitch because I know that it will pretty much take over my gaming life for an extensive period of time. Hell, with co-op using Steamworks instead of the antique piece of shit known as Gamespy this time around, that part of things might eat up some time as well. This time around, the various gun manufacturers will all have different types of weapons. They’ve gone so far as to make commercials for them. My favourite is the one for Tediore.
The only game that I MIGHT (and I stress MIGHT) be looking forward to more than this is the new X-Com, and that’s just because it’s fucking X-Com and I’ve probably spent weeks playing those games.
Only a month away…only a month away…