Borderlands 2 is the best version of Destiny

Borderlands 2 is one of my favourite games of all time. It was a realisation that came to me slowly when I found myself, once again, thinking of picking it up and starting a new character. Despite a play through taking over 40 hours, I’ve probably finished it at least half a dozen times already.

It was when pondering whether to start playing Borderlands 2 again, I came to the realisation of just how similar it was to another series I’d put a lot of time into, and how it does so many things  just that little bit better. I’m going to stop playing coy now, I’m talking about Destiny. It was kind of obvious, it’s in the title of the article, and Cayde-6 is just below. I’ve complained about and praised Destiny again, again, again and again. It’s a game I love to hate and hate to love, and yet I still play it all the time.

In fact, they’re both games that capture a lot of the things I value in video games: Individuality of character in multiplayer games, replayability, diverse upgrading paths, procedurally generated loot. These are things that draw me into not just playing a game, but to continuing playing it for years to come. Both games do these things, to varying degrees of success , but ultimately I think that Borderlands 2 does the better job. This is my case for that.

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Best thing coming from Telltale right now is a Borderlands game

Telltale games have carved a nice little niche for themselves. They’re mostly known for one type of game, but the business they’re doing with other companies, it’s almost like they’re a marketing company, piggybacking onto other franchises to give a deeper view into that series. That makes is sound more cynical that I meant it to, I really enjoy the games Telltale puts out and are very good at what they do Continue reading “Best thing coming from Telltale right now is a Borderlands game”