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« on: October 03, 2009, 04:11:37 pm »

Seriously, how do we not have a thread for this game yet?



So, Borderlands is a RPG/FPS hybrid being made by Gearbox and published by 2K for the 360, PS3, and PC. It comes out on October 20th, and it looks pretty fucking badass. It's set in a Mad Max-esque postapocalyptic universe, and the plot involved bands of mercenaries searching out a vault full of alien technology hidden somewhere on the universe. The campaign features drop-in/drop-out co-op for up to 4 players. The big hook of the game, however, is the RPG elements: based on Diablo, the game has both skill trees for all four of the game's classes, and most importantly a procedurally generated loot system, that as of the last preview that I read produces over 17 million unique guns. It also has a really distinctive cel-shaded art style that really sets it apart from the typical brown-and-grey shooter palate, in my opinion.

Here's a developer interview!
Here's a trailer!
Here's another one!
Here are a couple of gameplay movies!
Here's a handy WoW-style skill calculator, which also shows all the skill trees!
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2009, 05:19:38 pm »

Don't forget about the webisodes! #1, and #2.

Anyway. Yeah, there was a topic for this a while back. I think I made it, but I'm not sure. Then RZ made one, and it died quickly. XD But yeah, I can't wait for this shit. And it's so close to being released! I'll probably play Malakai a lot.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2009, 07:01:21 pm »

I will purchase the shit out of this game. Fo real... dawg. Jeah.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2009, 10:25:40 pm »

I dunno, I'm kinda questioning whether or not to get it, I liked the realistic style they were originally going with, now it's that stupid cartoony look, and to add to that, you don't get to make a character, you just pick from one of four characters I believe.
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2009, 10:30:50 pm »

L4D-Zombies+Mad Max= Borderlands

Come on man, the art style is great.


Edit: You loved Psychonauts yet you don't like the art style of this? THIS DOES NOT COMPUTE
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 10:42:41 pm »

Thats because Psychonauts' art style was crazy and unique, and completely different from Borderlands.

To add to that, they're two completely different games made by completely different companies, the art style of this is easily comparable to, lets say, CrackDown, not unique in any way, I liked it the style in CrackDown, but they could have come up with something a bit more crazy and original for Borderlands, the art style is pretty much just brightly colored graphics, and cel shading and such.
I mean, look at the case for crackdown:

And tell me the style isn't very similar.
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2009, 10:45:35 pm »

The style isn't very similar.
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2009, 10:51:25 pm »

Oh, I beg to differ.

Borderlands.


Crackdown.

Only real difference is that Borderlands graphics are, of course, better since Crackdown is an older game.

EDIT: The Borderlands Screenshot I grabbed was an older one, when the style wasn't cartoony.
I think they look similar anyways. Just in terms of the way the art is done and such, like, they both have that realistic/cartoony look to them, like, Crackdown looks detailed and realistic and such, but has the cel shading, and bright colors to make it look cartoony.

Anyways, all I'm Trying to say is that Borderlands has that Been-Done-Before look to the art style, and that it looks like it might turn out to be a flop, if it turns out to be good, then I might give it a try.

To throw my positive thinking out there, I do like the sounds of the weapon customization and such, like how you can make over 500+ different weapons or something like that.
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2009, 11:02:20 pm »

I'll say it again and I will continue saying it. The style isn't very similar.
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2009, 11:06:43 pm »

They do bare some similarity though, I'm not saying the look exactly alike, all I'm saying is that it sort of reminds me of crackdown. Not in terms of Caricatures, just in terms of the bright colors, and cel shading, that's all.
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2009, 11:10:59 pm »

Cel shading? Crackdown doesn't look that cel shaded.
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2009, 11:13:09 pm »

Borderlands actually has a comic book style to it. It's not ridiculously stylish, but it's not realistic. Someone like Deadpool would fit well. Crackdown, however, is more realistic, though of course cell shaded. You don't see many games that have that straight-from-the-comic type of feeling.



Borderlands is more exaggerated.

Ninja'd x2: Crackdown's more realistic. Whereas Borderlands, as I said, looks like someone pulled the characters out of a comic.
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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2009, 02:56:44 am »

Ah yes, I suppose it does have a Comic-ish look to it. Not reading any comics at all lead me with the only thing to compare the games art style to was Crackdown.
But my opinion still stands, not a fan of the art style, would have much preferred the realistic look they were originally going for then the Comic Book Style.
But as I said, if it gets good reviews, I shall give it a rent, and if I like it, well, I shall buy it, and if it truly does have over "87 Bazillion Guns" then that will increase the chances of me buying the game strongly.
Also, I heard from a friend that the game is very strongly based off of Mad Max, is that true? I have never seen the movies.
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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2009, 03:22:33 am »



Eh, I see a lot of brown browny browness
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« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2009, 03:32:27 am »

Its Post Apocalyptic. I wouldn't exactly expect a bunch of pretty pink flowers, fields of grass, and green forests. XD
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