You observe one in all six distinctive vault hunters, every with completely different talents: Axton the Commando, Salvador the Gunzerker, Maya our resident Siren, Zero the murderer, the 2 DLC characters, Gaige the Mecromancer and Krieg the Psycho on their quest to cease Good-looking Jack and Hyperion, discover journey and the very best gear on Pandora.
Earlier than we get into the story, I wish to spend a little bit of time with our playable characters, their completely different talents and again tales:
First is Axton, our Commando, who like Roland makes use of Turrets. A former Dahl Sergeant, dishonorably discharged for his private glory in search of methods and sentenced to dying by firing squad. His former spouse / commanding officer recommends he not attempt to escape to one of many many locations past Dahl's attain, which he does, then makes his solution to Pandora after listening to one in all Good-looking Jack's advertisements. Relying on which tree you make the most of your turret can heal you, set off nuclear explosions and even spawn a second Turret.
Salvador, the Gunzerker, in my eyes, is that this sport's Brick, utilizing two weapons as an alternative of his fists. Born and raised on Pandora, he has a love of violence (and steroids, inflicting his 5'4 ″ stature), however aimed it in the direction of bandits and different outlaws. None the much less, earlier than the occasions of Borderlands he too is ready to die for his actions, however earlier than he does, Hyperion makes an attempt to grab his city. After defeating the invaders, Salvador turns into within the vault, after interrogating (torturing) the final survivor.
Like I mentioned beforehand, Salvador's skill is gunzerking, which means firing two weapons directly, so weapon placement for him is essential. A very good methodology is maintaining a slag weapon in every rotation. His ability timber vary between gun and injury boosting, extending gunzerking instances, ammo regen and therapeutic.
Zer0 is the sport's Murderer, kinda like Mordecai's hunter together with his sniper rifle proficiency, however no bloodwing. An murderer for rent, coping with widespread hits in addition to political ones, he turns into disillusioned when his sufferer received't combat again, even after Zer0 calls for it. A bartender tells Zer0 of Pandora after he laments about his lack of curiosity currently.
There's not a lot recognized about Zer0, even his gender perhaps a lie. He will get his identify from the zero displayed on his face plate. There's additionally quite a lot of debate on if Zer0 is even human or not, given his physique sort and lack of fingers. I'd prefer to suppose he was probably a RAT, or genetically modified in a roundabout way, although it's speculated that Tanis is aware of his origins.
Zer0's skill is decepti0n, making a hologram of himself to distract enemies. His ability timber contain strengthening his sniper rifle utilization and significant injury, strengthening the decepti0n skill and fight and strengthening his melee assaults. Fairly helpful since his melee weapon is a sword.
Maya is likely one of the 6 Sirens, like Lilith, although her skill is to phaselock, locking an enemy in a bubble and damaging them. She was given to The Order of the Impending Storm when she was recognized as a Siren when she was nonetheless an toddler. She was educated in secret till she was revealed as a goddess to the orders followers. She later discovered she was really getting used to extort cash from the followers. Maya kills the monks who raised her, and decides to go to Pandora, to be taught extra about Sirens, and to lastly discover.
Maya's skill might be nice for co-op, enjoying the function of a healer. Along with her skill to phaselock a teammate again from combat in your life, heal them by capturing them and heal everybody by phaselocking an enemy. Like the opposite Sirens, she will be able to additionally trigger elemental injury, even creating some out of nothing.
After the sport's launch we got two DLC characters, Gaige and Krieg. Each utterly new and distinctive to the sport. Right here's their rundown.
Gaige is a highschool scholar, who for her science truthful made an anti bullying robotic. Whereas making the robotic she lower her arm relatively deeply, so as an alternative of therapeutic it, she sliced it off and made a cybernetic one to digistruct her robotic, at that time named DT. She later finds out the varsity bully discovered her blueprints for DT and bought them to the native police drive. Enraged she finalizes DT, with digistructed claws and lasers and renamed him Deathtrap.
On the science truthful her bully's father has bribed the judges, giving Gaige third place. Her bully begins to brag and shove Gaige, prompting Deathtrap to guard Gaige together with his digistruct claws. When struck by the claws, the bully, for lack of a greater phrase, exploded. Gaige was despatched to the principal's workplace, the place her worst fears are confirmed, she's going to be expelled and arrested. Her father creates a distraction, with a golf cart and many gasoline, and Gaige escapes to a ship heading for Pandora. There she hopes her intelligence might be appreciated.
Gaige makes use of Dying Lure, her companion robotic who can assault with claws, lasers, and explosions, he also can regenerate your and your teammates shields. That doesn't imply Gaige herself can simply shoot, she has many distinctive and enjoyable talents. Relying on which tree you utilize you may commerce accuracy for injury, have ricocheting bullets, and trigger electrical and burn injury.
Our closing character is Krieg, the Psycho, mainly one of many unhealthy guys turned a vault hunter. Not a lot is understood about Krieg's previous aside from he's deemed Hyperion property, although you may see small glimpses of the person he was earlier than together with his internal voice. Earlier than the occasions of Borderlands 2 he wandered the wastelands searching for bandits and different combatants so far his bloodlust. He tries to keep away from the non-fighters / innocents, since his internal voice threatens to kill him if he does.
He meets Maya, his internal voice thinks she may help him, so he makes an attempt to name out to her, however as an alternative yells about poop trains. Maya, considering he's a daily psycho, and engages him in fight, and doesn't see the RATS creeping up behind her. Krieg's internal voice lastly is ready to yell out a warning to Maya, earlier than decimating her attackers. On the finish of his introduction video you may see him on the aspect of the prepare heading to Windshear Waste, explaining how he acquired there.
His skill is The Buzz Ax Rampage, your melee injury goes up 500%, you utterly heal with each kill, pace will increase 33% and also you achieve the power to throw your buzz ax. Relying in your tree you select you may pad your melee talents even when your not rampaging, add explosive injury, and trigger elemental injury. Krieg's talents additionally alter combat in your life, the place he can drop a grenade and achieve double expertise for the kills, or throw dynamite at enemies to attempt to regain well being.
Our sport begins when the prepare carrying you and your fellow Vault hunters is found to really be a entice by our video games foremost villain, Good-looking Jack. You're discovered by claptrap, from Borderlands one, who decides you'll be his ticket out of his frozen wasteland jail. You journey by way of Windshear Waste, the place you meet some new additions to the Borderlands badie crew, Bullymongs, and have your first boss combat with Knuckledragger.
Claptrap later leads you to Liar's Berg, the place you meet one of many new characters, Sir Hammerlock, the place, after doing a couple of extra missions, you lastly get to sanctuary, the place you get to fulfill a number of characters from Borderlands. The previous vault hunters are again, and extra fleshed out with some nice personalities.
In comparison with its predecessor, Borderlands 2 has undoubtedly stepped up. From character customization, Borderlands you bought to decide on the hair, shirt and pant coloration, whereas in 2 you get tons of coloration schemes to play with and head customizations. You will get these customizations purchase doing sure missions, enemy drops and ammo machines.
The weapons have drastically improved as nicely, they're extra correct, vividly coloured and stronger. The launchers in a single have been weak, and did extra extra injury to you than for you, right here … nicely, if you happen to blast your self it'll nonetheless take an enormous chunk of your well being, but it surely may very well be a one hit kill in your favor too. Sadly the Atlas gun firm is gone, however we get the basic Maliwan as an alternative (excellent for Maya). The rarity ranges are nonetheless the identical as nicely (white (most typical), inexperienced, blue, (uncommons) purple (uncommon), orange (legendary) and lightweight blue (pearlescent / mega legendary).
The principle story is so immersive, and you actually get connected to those characters. There have been a number of components that did make me really tear up. There are such a lot of twists, turns and surprises it all the time retains you guessing, even when it's your first, second (True Vault Hunter Mode) or third (Final Vault Hunter mode). One other enjoyable bonus is that they introduced again the Catch-A-Rides, and naturally Scooter. You get your fundamental two seater runner, with a ton extra coloration choices, and a brand new version, the Bandit Technical, which may carry as much as for gamers, has a turret and you need to use your regular weapons on it as nicely, this too has numerous customizable colours.
The co-op mode is nice, there's no tether (until your teammate has the menu open), You’ll be able to full separate missions and each get the rewards. The upside (or down if you happen to don't like quite a lot of issue) is with the extra teammates (solely two per system, 4 in your occasion all collectively) the stronger the enemies, and rarer the loot. A private advice us in case your co-oping, have a Siren in your crew, particularly in case your doing a slaughter dome problem, even when she will get taken out she will be able to nonetheless snipe and phaselock you again to well being from the rules.
One thing it’s possible you’ll wish to spend money on is the sport of the yr version, or all the DLC, not simply Gaige and Krieg. Within the GOTY set you get each characters, and 4 enlargement video games, all going down after the principle story, so if it's your first play by way of, save them for final. The GOTY's expansions are: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, Mr. Torgue's Marketing campaign of Carnage, Sir Hammerlock's Large Recreation Hunt and Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Preserve. I do know there are extra DLC, however I solely have expertise with these 4. After finishing every DLC you'll get an unique head and pores and skin.
Captain Scarlet and her Pirate's Booty has you looking for Captain Blade's misplaced treasure. You meet Captain Scarlet simply after you arrive within the unusual city of Oasis, the place she asks you to hitch her in her search of the misplaced treasure.
The second DLC, Mr. Torgue's Marketing campaign of Carnage, introduces Mr. Torgue, of Torgue's weapons. He's discovered the following vault, so to resolve who will get to open it, he hosts a brutal combat to the dying event. On this DLC you get a ton of Torgue tools, together with sure heads and skins.
The third marketing campaign is Sir Hammerlock's Large Recreation Looking. It wasn't as nicely acquired as the opposite DLC, and I can see why. It begins off as a looking journey with Hammerlock, which turns into coping with a Good-looking Jack cult. Sadly the story appears a bit missing, with some components being needlessly tough, and others laughably straightforward. I actually simply performed it for the sake of completion.
The fourth was Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon's Preserve, my private favourite. Whereas our present Vault Hunters are interrogating a Hyperion spy, the originals are enjoying a sport of Bunkers and Badasses to move the time. The story is such a wild fantasy, and I by no means felt prefer it was dragging on, it manages to incorporate many of the characters. Since its from Tiny Tina's thoughts you understand its wild, entertaining and also you by no means know what anybody will say.