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Oscar’s Game of the Year

by on January 2, 2013
 

By now, I’m sure the majority of you guys have played Borderlands 2. I had to pick this game, throughout the year, I can recall many memorable moments in gaming, but nothing could compare to the moments shared within Borderlands 2.

I have to call out Gearbox Software for getting Anthony Burch to write the sequel. After playing the first, I most certainly fell in love with the characters and style of the game, only to find out that the second game was going to feature a whole new cast. Sure it was disappointing at first, but it was the way the story had to go. Burch definitely took those old characters and brought them to life even when playing with the new ones.

Speaking of those characters, there’s something special about the Borderlands series. The styles each character has makes the gameplay completely different between them. I played as Zer0, the stealthy assassin, then switching over to Salvador the Gunzerker, I had to approach things differently. That small change from the two made me realize just how amazing this game was. It wasn’t the visuals, or the loot, it was how different everyone manage to see it.

Loot is an entire new category of greatness, finding new things, comparing it to what you have, what a great feeling that is. Farming for certain weapons or gear, or just finding those drops made the user experience so much better.

Not only is the main gameplay amazing, but so is the download content. So many hours of additional fun to be had. What makes this game stand out from the crowd though is the co-op. The last game I can recall having a ton of fun playing with my friends had to be Left 4 Dead 1&2. Each memory created playing these titles was well worth the time spent.

I could go on and on about how great this game is, but I’ll just leave it at that.

Hope everyone had a great New Years!