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Borderlands - Preview @ Eurogamer

by Dhruin, 2009-10-16 23:04:48

This preview of Borderlands at Eurogamer describes frantic combat and MMORPG-like quests:

The fact the game favours the FPS side of its split personality is revealed in the early missions you are charged with, which are generally thinly-veiled fetch-quests, often for mundane objects: collect eight flowers from this canyon, defeat eight skags (the aforementioned mutant hyenas, whose mouths flap open like lewd flesh envelopes) in that one. Conversely, the combat is furious and exciting, adopting Call of Duty's control set-up and exhibiting all the pace and spectacle of Fallout 3's shootouts, albeit with battle outcomes decided by physics calculations rather than a series of concealed dice throws.

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SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Post-Apoc
Genre: Shooter-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released