In hindsight, after I wrote those review and kept playing Borderlands 1, and kept playing it like crazy, I discovered some of the weaker points of the game. The randomization on the weapons in Borderlands seemed to be truly random…which led to a great many items and weapons that were virtually useless. Not to mention some real screwball nonsense with tactical abuse (and usually large amounts of time) to defeat some truly overpowered enemies.
Borderlands 2 doesn’t seem to have any of these problems. The difficulty curve is appropriate, they put some control on the weapon generation, and the skills and classes are a lot of fun. Besides that, it’s everything good about the first game made better with less of the bad.
Also, it’s ten times funnier.
I haven’t finished it yet, but I have been enjoying the hell out of it and laughing all the way.
I hear the new class available via DLC is good, but I haven’t finished with the ones it came with in the first place, so there’s that. Also the Steam integration and multiplayer is top notch.
A+ will play again. Highly recommended.