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Borderlands 2, Again

On 06/15/2019 at 09:41 PM by KnightDriver

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In the midst of E3, I discovered that Gearbox had created a new DLC for Borderlands 2. It's supposed to bridge the story to Borderlands 3. So, I had to break out B2 again and play it. Only, I didn't just play the DLC, I started over and attempted to replay the whole game. After several days, I'm still not ready to play the new DLC. 

I created a Mechromancer. This is one of the playable characters added to B2 in a DLC pack. She looks like a tousle-haired Pippy Longstocking and has a robot buddy as her special. I tried to run the game by playing only story missions, but you can't do that. Eventually, the missions get too tough and you have to grind for levels on side missions. Even with that, I was almost always a level or two below my enemies, which is great for XP boost, but not so great for drops because all the drops are a level too high and unusable until you level up. It worked out, though. I would save the best of them until I leveled. 

I forgot how big this game is. After, probably, 24 hours of gameplay, I was level 26 and still had several main missions to beat to get to the final boss, Handsome Jack. The new DLC is rated for level 30, just like all the other DLC for the game. So, next week I'll probably get to it, but maybe not because Forza Horizon 4's Lego DLC just dropped. I'll probably play that first. 

One of my favorite things in Borderlands 2 are the Goliaths. These are muscle bound badasses that taunt you and pack a massive punch. They'll get even crazier too if you shoot off their metal helmets. Every kill they get (and they attack everything) they level up and get bigger. I liked to find several of them in an area and knock all their helmets off and watch them fight each other. Some have special attacks like vomiting acid too. In one area, I had five going at once.

Goliath's Fighting

Their voice work is hilarious. They yell terrible things at you like, "I'm going to put my thumbs in your eyeballs." and stuff like that. I'd let them live as long as possible so they'd level up and spout more trash talk. 

F'n A, B2 is fun. 



Super Step Contributing Writer

06/15/2019 at 09:48 PM

You going back to Borderlands 2 reminds me I should go back to my Yakuza games I haven't fully beaten (meaning haven't finished all stories; not sure I care to get the Platinums) before Judgment releases. 

It's good to have a game or franchise that's just super reliable. Sounds like both series are humorous as well, which goes a long way. I still need to start playing my Handsom Collection again. 


06/15/2019 at 09:55 PM

I think this is the third time I've played the whole game and all the DLC. I'm playing B2 on the Handsome Collection on Game Pass right now. It was on sale for $9 too. I almost bought it again (I had the physical copy a year ago), but I'm sure it'll be on Game Pass long enough for me to finish it again. 

Super Step Contributing Writer

06/15/2019 at 10:06 PM

So you don't keep Game Pass games for as long as you have Game Pass, a la PS+? I didn't realize there was that much of a difference between these services. 


06/15/2019 at 10:17 PM

I'm actually not sure. I haven't had a game taken away from me yet. I assume that if the game leaves Game Pass, you can no longer play it unless you buy it. It's not like Games with Gold where you own it as long as you keep your membership active. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

06/17/2019 at 02:33 PM

I like those graphics. 

I myself am a chronic restarter and unfinisher of video games. It must be psychological. I can't seem to stop. 


06/18/2019 at 10:17 AM

I've done that in several games. Some I finish multiple times though like Borderlands. Maybe because I've got a friend playing it too. We're actually competing to see who beats it first. He's ahead of me now by a couple levels, but I catch up quick. 

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