Borderlands Pre-Sequel Worthy Of Your Cash?
As most of my followers know I’m a big Borderlands fan. I was excited to hear about the release of Pre-Sequel but when it came to the time, I delayed putting off buying the game for no apparent & logical reason. At the time I didn’t feel like investing the time to play another big game.
When it came on sale in the Steam Sale I thought it was time to give this a go. knowing what to expect from the previous game and gameplay mechanics I’m used to from the previous titles made this quite quick to adjust and get used to quickly.
The are 3 main gameplay mechanics added to this game, as Eridium’s energy potential hadn’t been tapped by this point in the story. The main 3 difference between this game and Borderland 2 is Laser, OZ kits and Butt-Slamming.
Butt Slamming: The game is set on Elpis, this is one of Pandora’s moons which has low gravity and a peculiar range of wildlife. It simply isn’t just a baron plane like our own moon would be. One of the new gameplay mechanics added to the game to take advantage of the floaty-physics is a the Butt-Slam. Using this after jumping from high areas allows you to give yourself a little bit of breathing space whilst doing damage to your enemies, added doing this move with a special modded OZ-Kit may mean you also do bonus corrosive or burn damage.
OZ-Kits: As the game is set on the moon Elpis, there isn’t a breathable atmosphere so to allow you to traverse the environment you need something which will allow you to breathe. OZ-Kits are very similar to shields and just add a little extra to your characters capabilities. Some kits let you do bonus damage with your weapons whilst some will let you do bonus butt-slamming corrosive or fire damage. The OZ-Kits also allows you to be able to perform a double jump thus allowing you to get up high to them ever more illusive secrets where you can normally find the higher grade of loot on offer.
Laser Weapons: This was one area I didn’t feel like they made much difference / added benefit to the game. As the game is mainly based in environments without an atmosphere most of the laser weapons were pretty useless unless you managed to find a bit of a game set actually inside somewhere where oxygen is abundant. Using a fire laser weapon outside the atmosphere is pretty much pointless and will take an age to kill and enemy, however when he comes to being inside a breathable atmosphere, then these weapons show their true capability. It’s just annoying these areas of the game were not in their abundance.
Overall I enjoyed Borderland Pre-Sequel, it still felt like an expansion game to me but nonetheless on a higher standard than you would normally expect from one.
— UnconventionalGamer (@UnconvenGamer) February 1, 2015