Borderlands 2, Gearbox’s recent FPS extravaganza, has 87 bazillion guns, and you can’t possibly find and use all of them. But if you happen to acquire this Energizing Bane by Hyperion, consider arming yourself with it only if you have a sense of humor or are deaf.
Borderlands 2 was one of the most anticipated video games of 2012. But as of today, it’s Gearbox’s newest (for those of us in the United States, anyway; the UK has three more days of waiting time) AAA title. From all accounts, the sequel game is like Borderlands but only more so. That means more guns, more enemies, and if you can believe it, more attitude.
It’s not a secret to the people who know me: I love videogames, but I suck at shooters. I tend to die so frequently that I see the reload screen as often as I see the game itself. So when I hear that Borderlands 2 will be taking players like me into consideration and adding options that will extend my character’s lifespan from “mayfly” to “freakishly long-lived mayfly,” I’m more than optimistic. I’m practically gleeful.
The Borderlands 2 “Wimoweh” trailer is out, and there’s a lot to like, especially if you like your action non-stop and your violence both visceral and cartoony. The trailer gives us that and more.