I have a new love, a cartoon-looking first-person-shooter called Borderlands 2 which is one of the best games I have ever played. The gameplay is pretty much your standard button layout, it’s smooth and fluid and the auto-aim is subtle and has just the right balance of helpfulness and skill.

What I really love about the game is just how well-designed everything is. The game eases you into the various features of the interface with a funny intro from a robotic NPC that doesn’t take too long before getting you blasting the bad guys.

A great feature about the game is the different styles of play they have accomodated for, by providing 4 main character classes (Commando, Gunzerker, Siren, Assassin), and filling the game with tons and tons of looted weapons with various settings that really make a difference. It has the nice effect of making you go “ooooh, perfect, a sniper rifle with low recoil and fast reload speed”.

That’s not dorky at all…

Anyway, I’ve been playing the game over and over in campaign mode because it’s just so much fun. There are so many missions, so many optional side-quests, the voice acting is so funny and well-done, that I just don’t want to play anything else. I took some time off for Call of Duty: Ghosts, but other than that, I have been entirely faithful.

Seven months now, and still going strong. One day, I’m sure I’ll have to move on, but probably not for a while.

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