Borderlands' 4th DLC and a scaling patch add even more to an already addictive game
I've played a lot of Borderlands since it was released last year. Gearbox has done a great job supporting it and keeping it interesting with DLC. First there was the Zombie Island of Dr Ned. A few good hours of extra game play and some extra backpack space, add in a zombie apocalypse and you're in for a good time. Next was Mad Moxxie's Underdome Riot. I had some problems with this one as it didn't add much beyond a bank to hold some extra gear, but it did give you the opportunity to play against waves of enemies over and over again. The third DLC was The Secret Armory of General Knoxx. Knoxx added 11 levels to the level cap (bringing it to 61) and added a ton of gameplay and new enemies to fight. The Secret Armory will likely be nominated for best DLC this year. We thought this was the end of Borderlands until the inevitable sequel. As it turns out, we got one more parting gift from Gearbox.
The fourth (and final?) DLC is called Claptrap's new Robot Revolution and takes place after the events of the main game. Your friendly robot guide from the game (CL4P-TP, aka Claptrap) has been reprogrammed into an Interplanetary Ninja Assassin! He was supposed to just kill you, but he noticed all his fellow claptraps being “subjugated” and decided to set them all free and start a revolution. The expansion is filled with historical symbolism (Che Guevara and Stalin style posters, but with claptraps instead, references to the robot “proletariat”). Borderlands has always been one of the smartest and funniest games around with this type of thing and the Robot Revolution does not dissapoint.
In his attempt to take over the planet, Claptrap and his buddies have robot-ized all your former enemies from the original game, even bringing many bosses back from the dead. Unfortunately, the robot versions of these baddies don't seem to behave any differently than their “fleshbag” counterparts.
The levels are large and there are lots of cool, hidden areas to explore with none of the long freeway driving that plagued Knoxx, although it does feel at times that certain levels wind unnecessarily just to make you walk farther.
Of course, I can't talk about Robot Revolution without mentioning the scaling patch that was released a few weeks later. The patch both raised the level cap an additional 8 levels (to 69, hah!) and fixed the pre-Knoxx part of the game to scale up to your level, making the game challenging again. I held off playing the Robot Revolution until the patch was available as I didn't want to complete a bunch of missions and not level up knowing the patch was just around the corner. This is really my only complaint about the DLC is that the patch didn't drop first or at the same time.
If you own a copy of Borderlands, you really should play this DLC, at
1200 800 MSP ($10 US) it's a hell of a deal, and the patch is free. I still think the General Knoxx DLC adds a little bit more than this for the same price, so if you can get only one, go for that. If you don't have Borderlands yet, you can pick up the Game of the Year Edition which includes all 4 DLCs, for hundreds of hours of looting and shooting!
Leveling up and shooting Jimmys in the face is a perfect match for me.
After only sitting down to play this game only 3 times, I've already logged over 20 hours and have leveled up to 25. When the game says it has a bazillion guns it's not joking, almost every character carries a different gun and every time you open a treasure chest it has new guns that entire party scrambles to get a glimpse of.
Yeah the party Jimmy. This a four player co-op RPS, RPS means Role playing shooter. It's something new. Kind of like something people were asking for after playing Fallout 3 for a little while. Where is the co-op? Here it is in Borderlands.
The setting here is a distant planet named Pandora. More like a Mad Max type world than a "Capital Wasteland." The graphics are cel-shaded, yes Jimmys are still making cel-shaded games. The game looks cool, the graphics don't really make a huge difference for me. The gunplay is spot on, the menu takes a little getting used to and the driving takes some practice.
I'm really enjoying this game and I look forward to playing it. It's super fun and really ... any game that's multiplayer that has a solid party system that is easy to use and most importantly FUN. My final verdict here is an easy choice.
This a Buy Jimmy!
You're going to hate me for this one....
I had purchased this game on the rave reviews detailing its excellence and gave it a go. All seemed well enough on first impressions and i was intrigued by the concept of a hybrid between RPG elements mixed with a first person shooter. To anyone, even myself (at first), that concept alone seemed like a winner in my book. 2K games hoped that the concept would make this title look like a duck in water...but the fact of the matter was that this game was more compareable to a turd in the pool: I just cant float with it. As much as i really wanted to like this game, i felt that the RPG elements killed any and all replay value for me.
First off, you have 4 characters to choose from and aside from their ONE SINGLE TALENT, you are just a floating gun for all intents and purposes. Granted you have a world of warcraft-like talent tree with different benefits, you still only have one skill. Everyone can use the same weapons, some slightly better than others through talents, but nothing more. I mean, come on! At least have weapon restrictions to make the characters more unique, or better yet, GIVE THEM MORE THAN ONE FUCKING SKILL!!!
The physics were another pet peeve to me. Seriously. I'm not shitting you. At lvl 30, crimson lance soldier should NOT TAKE 15-20 FUCKING HEADSHOTS TO KILL. It's not fun at all. It's frustrating. It's a joke. I even forget this is supposed to be an FPS. I can understand if it's a 50 foot mutant who can crush you under his foot, but not when it's just a random ass-clown with a potato gun soaking up 50 rounds in his chest before he only slows down and doesnt fucking die. Another fine example if a great RPG element. Classic. I dont remember that element in gears of war, or halo, or moder warfare, or....ah fuck it.
Listen. I'm not saying the game sucks in general, in fact I think it's a great game. There's alot of cool shit to do here and alot of awesome weapons and items to find, but the bottom line? If you want to play a FPS, stick to halo or black ops. If you want to play an RPG, Play world of warcraft...final fantasy 14 sucks donkey balls. Otherwise, expect to buy a few extra control paddles XD
Oh, and my ratings for this game: GAME RATING: 8/10=Great
FRUSTRATION: 5/5 BROKEN PADDLES=Unplayable
By: goukijones Aug 24, 2010 | 7 Comments
We need a 4th person to play the Mad Moxxi's highest level to the get the achievements for beating all 3 .. or something ... contact ..... Jimmy?
Contact BatRastered!! via Xbox Live through his Gouki.com profile. You must pass a very serious line of questioning and performance tests. He can tell you more of what we need for the team, to raip. We have a Siren, Solider, and a Sniper/Tank. A few different combinations will work, but talk to Batty about that.
Oh yeah, you gotta sign up for Gouki.com and leave a comment on this story or Batty will just laugh at your message and then delete. Don't be a Jimmy. Join the fun.
This bitch is gonna get railed! Monday August 30th 2010 @ 10:00AM Pacific. Be online, be approved by BatRastered and lets PWN!Read full story...
By: goukijones Mar 4, 2010 | 3 Comments
Unbelievable secret revealed on how to sneak into the Secret Armory of General Knoxx. Also, Secret rooms and trick elevators. MUST SEE JIMMY!
Watch us sneak into Genereal Knoxx's Secret Amory and learn how to have all the time you need. Watch us walk through walls and find secret rooms. With the no frills elevator you don't ever have to worry about getting squashed.
A first-person shooter/rpg on a distant planet in a post apocolyptic setting. With a very unique art style. 4 player co-op ... Lets play this Jimmy!
Borderlands a new game from publisher 2k games and developer Gearbox who worked on Halo CE for the pc and just recently released Brothers in Arms and also worked on Half-life. This new game has a very unique art style it's cel-shaded but very gritty. I like it the colors.
As far as the gameplay, you can select from four different classes. A hunter, he has a sniper rifle. A soldier, he just raips on the ground level. A siren who looks like she has an emp and can boost the parties experience gain. And a berserker who just pounds the shit of things. So yes, a first-person shooter with experience gain. One of the first of it's kind. I'm interested and as the game's release gets closer, I've been paying more attention.
Check out these videos and do some pre-ordering. Gamestop is giving you a bonus weapon exclusive weapon cache. BestBuy doesn't have anything extra for the game.
This game looks fun as hell with four friends online, lets pwn!
Zombies and an additional 7 hours of gameplay for 10 bucks. Braaaaaaaaaaaains!
Borderlands may have been the surprise hit of the year in 2009. While I'm not a fan of paying for DLC so close to the release of a game, I can say that an extra 7 hours of play (co-op no less) for 10 bucks actually represents a pretty solid value these days.
There are new enemies to fight (zombies), though the main difference between them and the human raiders from the main game is that the zombies have no shields and tend to attack in swarms. (This make fire and blast elemental weapons particularly effective.) There are a few other new creatures such as the wereskags and some bat like creatures that take place of the flying rakk.
The new area (Jakob's Cove) is quite large, so much so that it was a bit dissapointing that you couldn't fast travel between the new areas that were in it. It doesn't appear that any new weapons or weapon types were added for this expansion (at least we didn't come accross any).
The humor from the main game is here, and is even turned up a notch with some laugh out loud moments when coming accross some of the characters.
If you enjoyed playing through the original quests, you should definitely pick this up, with the same caveat I'd give the full game; it's much more fun to play co-op online than alone.
Verdict: Buy it (or should I say, download it).
FnJimmy astonishes us all once again. Completely not paying attention or straight up STEALING from GoukiJones? You make the call. Watch the video.
If you can't hear what's going on. What happened was, GoukiJones upgraded his shield and offered his old one to FnJimmy. FnJimmy takes it. Just a little while later, GoukiJones finds another shield and then gives his old one to FnJimmy as well. At this point though FnJimmy denies even asking for the first one, saying that his shield that he's had on all night is better than both. WTF? Don't be a Jimmy!
By: goukijones Mar 28, 2012 | 5 Comments
Thanks to Raychul for sharing our video in her Top 7 Things Gamers Hate. I'll tell you 1 thing gamers don't hate. Boobs. :)
So you can hear me screaming about vintage Borderlands' invisible walls @3:09.
Leave a comment on this video on YouTube for me too and give a shout out to Gouki.com. Don't be a Jimmy!
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By: goukijones Nov 26, 2010 | 5 Comments
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Claptrap's new Robot Revolution is coming the 28th. Level 69! UPDATED with scaling info.
On September 28th, you will be able to download both the latest DLC for Borderlands (Claptrap's New Robot Revolution) and a free patch that boosts the level cap to 69. (That's 8 new levels if you already have the General Knoxx, but a whopping 19 if you don't.)
On October 12, you can buy the game and all 4 DLC in the Game of the Year edition for $60. Be sure to check back on Gouki.com for Deals, Jimmy!
It sounds like there will have to be some scalling of the main game to account for this new level cap. Here's hoping we see some level 69 Ass Kicking Skags soon.
I'm a little dissapointed they didn't put this out this week while we are all waiting for Reach, we're gonna be knee deep in the Reach still when this comes out I think... We'll see. More info coming soon!
[UPDATE Sep 7, 2010]
From an employee at the Gearbox forums:
Sorry guys. I was totally exhausted last night after PAX but now I'm on a plane (with Wifi!) and have time to clarify.
-People who do not own Knoxx will have a level cap of 58
-People who do own Knoxx will have a level cap of 69
The main game and DLC's will scale with level. The gear will scale.. Com Decks will be similar though to DLC3 as their item levels are different from others.
Main game and DLC require quests to be completed before enemies begin to scale. Most players will have already completed these when they get to that point.
Crawmermax will also scale to the new cap.
So yes if you play the main Borderlands game and you are 69.. the enemies will scale to 69
I'm almost as excited for this patch as I am for the DLC... More loot!
[UPDATE Sep 28]
Here's the trailer... No word on the patch yet.
Coming in September for 800 MS points or $9.99 on PC/PSN.
From Gearbox's website:
We have announced with 2K that Claptrap's New Robot Revolution will be the next installment of DLC for Borderlands.
The DLC will include new missions, new enemies, more backpack slots, more skill points and more. The DLC will be available this September on Xbox Live for 800 points, and Playstation Network and PC for $9.99.
I can't believe they're targeting September... Do they not know Halo is coming? Release this in August and I'll play the hell out of it, I'm gonna be playing the Reach come the 14th though.
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