Borderlands: The Presequel is the third edition to the Borderlands saga. Instead of picking up where Borderlands 2 left off, they chose to fill in the story between Borderlands 1 and 2. A unique way of completing the trilogy. They also did the great thing of combing all the borderlands 2 DLC with The Presequel to one complete game for consoles. This way you have an even bigger story with all the DLC you can imagine.
- Release date:
- October 14, 2014
How to play Borderlands: The Presequel
Borderlands TPS, like the other games in the series, is a shooter RPG. A game where you explore, quest and find gear like a regular RPG but you also get to shoot people in the face and make it rain explosions. The cartoony style takes the edge off the gore and puts the fun in blowing people up.
There are 8 types of weapons varying from pistols, to lasers and rocket launchers. Each weapon can also has an elemental feature on it which sets people on fire, poisons or freezes them. And if you want to do some real damage there are grenades you can chuck at your enemies.
You can play as a few characters all following the same story, looking for treasure and adventure. Each character has its own unique skill and skill tree. This way you can choose to play your character the way you want it. A long range high damage sniper or a big bad high damage and resistance rocket launcher extraordinaire.
But the most awesome part of this game is: low gravity and oxygen . Each player has an oxygen tank that can be used to breath in outer space of something way more fun, jumping! Low gravity means bigger jumps and you can even do a double jump using some oxygen. This makes a lot more platforming possible but that’s not all. You can also pounce to the ground damaging enemies. This creates a lot of new mechanics that make the game way more fun and gives the opportunity for a lot more styles of play.
Having a visual impairment makes this game very hard to play. If you have problems with seeing colours though, there a lot of options just for you. They included each type of colour-blindness to the settings menu.
Playing with a auditory disability should be no problem at all. You can turn on subtitles and read a of lot information back in the menu. All the quests are in plain text as well.
You do need a lot of buttons to play this game. I played a lot with keyboard which really uses up a lot of fingers on the left hand. I also spend a few hours playing with the steam controller which was a lot of fun but didn’t quite work as well as the keyboard and mouse. Maybe I need to change the setup of controls and practice some more. It could be a really great addition to the game.
It is a pretty easy game. Aiming and shooting can be tricky but that also depends on how good your weapons are. And if that doesn’t help you can always just pick a tanky character and pounce and melee your way through the hordes of enemies