Original entry posted: Wed Dec 11 00:39:08 2013
@ Thu Dec 12 09:11:43 2013 EST
I was under the impression you hated Borderlands. I certainly got to a point in the first game where I wanted it to end, and when it did, I was incredibly disappointed. There's a mythical vault full of all sorts of incredible loot, and you don't get any of it. Really?
Maybe I'll pick up Borderlands 2, though. The reviews for that were much better.
@ Fri Dec 13 16:34:01 2013 EST
Yeah, I wasn't a fan of the first game. The second one went on sale, and I knew a bunch of people who were playing it, so I picked it up. Turns out I really liked it.
I'm not sure what changed between the two, but I suspect there are a trio of factors: I was playing the first game on a laptop that was very slow and probably not running the game very well, the sequel seems funnier to me (and is immediately funnier and more sinister than the first), and I died a bunch on the first boss in BL1, which makes me think it wasn't balanced nearly as well.