Borderlands 2 is an enjoyable enough game, but let’s not try and pretend that its obnoxious brand of humour is anywhere close to being comical. Annoying characters and even more irritating voice acting aside, though, the title has now shipped over 10 million copies, which means that a significant portion of people have reached for their television remote’s mute button every time that Tiny Tina speaks.
That puts the franchise up to 18 million units total, which has overlord Take Two hopeful that the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will further that success. Of course, it’s not being made by Gearbox and is skipping next-gen systems, so we all know that that’s unlikely to be the case. “We have a lot of faith in the Borderlands franchise,” president Karl Slatoff told investors optimistically. “There's still a huge install base of consumers, [and] Borderlands is beloved.”
The game’s due out on 14th October in North America and 17th October in Europe, which is right in between Alien: Isolation and Far Cry 4. Look, we don’t wish failure upon any title, but we really think that this spin-off has its work cut out. Fortunately, the publisher’s been openly mooting a next-gen port of late, so don’t be surprised if it makes the jump sometime early next year. Are you clamouring for more loot and shoot action? Shrug your shoulders in the comments section below.
"but let’s not try and pretend that its obnoxious brand of humour is anywhere close to being comical. Annoying characters and even more irritating voice acting aside... which means that a significant portion of people have reached for their television remote’s mute button every time that Tiny Tina speaks." Whoa! Did someone wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning? Although you're funnier when you dislike something this much!
I didn't find the humour in Borderlands or Borderlands 2 to be obnoxious...I found it to be part of the appeal of the games that set them apart from most grim and doomy post apocalyptic games. I quite liked Tiny Tina and I didn't have any issue with the voice acting. The games are very secure with what they are and how they play and I'd think anyone who keeps up with playing them embraces it's style and it's humour...a personal dislike seems to be colouring this article as it did previous articles I recall to do with the Borderlands franchise.
Loved the characters and voice acting personally. While it wasnt Oscar worthy stuff, I still found the humor to be a lot better than most games. Kind of a negative yone to this article. Perhaos have someone else on the staff write borderlands articles as it seems you have a bit of distaste for it.
I also enjoy the odd humour in the BL games. One of the reasons I get the games, always guaranteed a chuckle
@redd214 @Munkyknuts Don't worry, I'm just messing around. I'm glad you both like it!
Mr. Torgue wants to blow up this article with EXPLOSIONS and so do I.
Said the video game journalist with a clever little word play for the title and sub header.
@Splat that comment was exploding with badassitude
Ha, just messing around, Sammy. But yeah, those numbers are extremely impressive. Wonder if it'll get another 1-2 million with the Pre-Sequel? Guess we'll find out later!
.-. You're talking about Borderlands: Pre-squeal release date and yet you have Boarderlands 2's release stats out. That confused me so hard.
I disagree like hell. The game was hilarious, and whoever wrote Moxii's dialog deserved a Pulitzer. Good innuendo, like Moxxi's, takes a ridiculous amount of talent to write, lest it devolve into lame dirty jokes
That is the very thing that I love about it!
Crap jokes, terrible bad guys, its like James Bond with a million variations of a PPK.
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