Borderlands Overview

Borderlands Overview

Borderlands, an RPG first-person shooter game franchise, first started with Borderlands 1 which was first released on October 20th of 2009. Then came Borderlands 2 (September 18th, 2012) then the Pre – Sequel! (October 14th, 2012) and so it went from there. The whole Borderlands series is about Handsome Jack, the main villain who takes control of the planet Pandora, and wants what’s called the fabled Vault which was supposedly filled with rare and valuable treasure. He then gets thwarted with his plans by 5 heroes or Vault Hunters (not counting the ones from DLC’s [also known as ‘downloadable content]). Though I will say that for Borderlands 3, the story is replaced with two female villains that are related to Jack instead. The heroes seem to vary by name and class throughout the franchise, though the Siren class seems to be the only one that doesn’t go away. All the heroes you can play starting at Borderlands 1 add up to Lillith the Siren, Roland the Soldier, Mordecai the Hunter, and Brick the Brawler. Next up for Borderlands 2 is Axton the Soldier, Maya the Siren, Salvador the Gunzerker, and (my personal favorite) Zer0 the Assassin. Then for Borderlands 3 (though has not yet been released for PC), we have Amara the Siren, Moze the Gunner, Zane the Operative, and FL4K the Beastmaster. Though that is all of the heroes I will be listing because I feel like I will bore you, my precious readers, if I explain all of the heroes from all of the games. Another thing I should add about the games is the obtainable items. I’m mostly focused on the weapons, but there are also shields, artifacts, and class mods. For weapons, it is divided by guns and grenades. For guns, you have your usual combat rifles (they are pretty much our modern-day assault rifle), pistols, revolvers, submachine guns, shotguns, sniper rifles, and rocket launchers. There are many, many different types of each gun, say a combat rifle. One rifle could deal fire damage while another could have a bayonet attached. For grenades, they all are the same as type, but each does something different. The same concept as the guns, one could deal lightning damage, while one does acid damage. Now we go into shields, which can protect you from the different types of damage, or could raise your max health. For artifacts, you start out with one that raises your chance of rare loot from enemy kills, or your health regeneration rate (regen to be more simple). Then for class mods, I should probably first explain that each class has a different skill. For Zer0 he has an ability that makes him invisible for five seconds, then from there in the skill tree, he can have a skill like he can “AmbuSh” meaning he can deal extra damage when he backstabs someone from behind. So that pretty much sums up Borderlands. If you ever get the game, I hope you like it. Though the game may be a little weird at first, but if you like first-person shooter games, just play it more and you will probably like it.