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January 21st, 2009, 00:18
Self-described "role-playing shooter" Borderlands has been previewed at Hooked Gamers. Here's a sample:
One of Borderlands often discussed features is its ability to self-generate large numbers of unique weapons. Gearbox estimates that each time the game starts, it has the potential to generate over half a million unique weapons and a similar amount of different items and armor. Fortunately it will be fairly straightforward to figure out if a weapon is worth keeping or not. The various different attributes of each weapon are shown as stats as soon as you approach a weapon so you can quickly determine to pick it up, or leave it where it is.
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January 21st, 2009, 00:18
Let's see, Diablo (the original) did this way back when and probably other games before it. And 99.99% of the random weapons generated are useless or not what you want so there being "over half a million unique weapons" is rather meaningless.
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Except this is 3d first person with vehicles and it will have more variation in enviroments than hellgate (and no subs). I never liked isometric action games but 1st person yes.

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Looks cool. Co-op FPS RPG sounds like great fun.
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Been looking forward to this one since I seen some info in November good co-op games are hard to find. I think the whole road warriorish idea could be a pile of fun. Hope fully they can pull it off.
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I love how Left4Dead does the 4 player, and adding RPG elements should make it a blast.

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Yeah, I'm pretty excited about the co-op potential and hot-swapping between driver and shooter. That could be really fun if they do it right.
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