I haven't properly sat down with Borderlands 2 in a while, though I should really get into it again and finish levelling up my five other characters, since I'm having a little trouble motivating myself to level up my 62 Axton. Why? I feel a bit impotent. Particularly compared to Scooty's Mechromancer, who can't aim for shit, but counters that with a respective damage bonus and homing bouncing bullets.
But that doesn't draw back my admiration for the game. It's still a fun RPG-esque, fast paced shooter with a fun sense of Gore Comedy. And the things I've gone through make for a phenomenal resume.
This year will be a big addition to the Universe of Borderlands, including the Tales from the Borderlands and the Borderlands Pre-Sequel. Both games work as a .5 between major games, Tales from after 2, and the Pre-Sequel from between 1 and 2.
I'll be saving up for both of these, including expansions and their respective expansions. The only other expansion I have to get for Borderlands 2 is a $3 Headhunter Pack "Son of Crawmerax" adventure that comes out on the 15th. I may not get it on the 15th, but hey, it'll be a purchase that I make in the future.
Is there anything I would change?
Well, I would ask them to make more characters for the game. They added two after the release of Borderlands 2 and left it at that. Assumedly because they were working on the Pre-Sequel, but I don't know what happens behind doors. Environments? Enemies? I don't know what else. They're improving the way they fight simply because the pre-sequel is based around Low Gravity Environments ON THE MOON. So apart from Utilizing that, I can't imagine what they would/could do.
On top of that, they're adding new elements to the list of weapons, which exponentially increases the amount of weapons available in this loot-focused game.
The story is the least of my worries. Borderlands 1 wasn't fantastic. But Borderlands 2 changed your point of view of what happened in Borderlands 1 and made it more interesting. So whether Borderlands 1.5 will change my view of Borderlands 1 or 2 will remain to be seen, but hopefully they will.
If there was anything I would ask to be changed I would still ask for a Revamp of Borderlands 1, updating the AI of enemies and Visuals. And why not, add in the weapon effects added in Borderlands 2, like DAHL having burst fire while Zoomed, Jakobs only firing as you pull the trigger and never building an elemental weapon, and Maliwan only having elemental weapons. Those sort of things would be cool, but far from necessary.
This doesn't change how excited I am for the next games, though. An awesome lead up to Borderlands 3 (if it is coming) and a Pre-Sequel to tide me over until then.
Maybe I will load up Borderlands 2 tomorrow, finish off those characters. Fighting The Warrior is fun after all.