Borderlands 2 Wiki
The follow up to one of highest-selling games of 2009, Borderlands 2 will feature new characters, new guns, and new gameplay elements. It is planned that guns will be fully customizable, alongside improved AI, with a storyline that will be as "dynamic as ever".
What’s it about?
Five years have passed since the events of Borderlands, when the four vault hunters exposed the secrets of the Eridian Vault. Handsome Jack has taken credit for the vault hunters' actions, claiming the wealth of the Vault and taking over the Hyperion Corporation. Handsome Jack soon embarks on a campaign to rid Pandora of its existing colonist population, industrializing the planet in the process.
How does it play?
Borderlands 2 expands on many of the great gameplay elements in its predecessor. This first-person shooter has character-building elements not unlike those so commonly found in role-playing games, with the game's developer Gearbox calling the game a "role-playing shooter".
You'll be able to choose one of four new characters, each of which have their own unique skill and weapon proficiency. Then, just like in the first game, quests are assigned through characters in the world or from bounty boards, with rewards in the form of experience points, money, and sometimes a reward item. Experience is earned by killing foes and completing in-game challenges (such as getting a certain number of kills using a specific type of weapon).
Fans of the original game will be pleased to know that many of its best elements have been brought over into the second game. Its unique, cartoon-esque cel-shading graphic style will return, as will the 3-branch skill tree system and class-mods. Throw in four-play cooperative multiplayer and this is a true sequel for the fans.
There are also some new features, such as a more expansive and customizable weapons system, reworked four-seat drift-able vehicles and vehicle physics elements, as well as a dynamic quest systems. This system means that your ability (or inability) to complete a mission will affect the story and the game's eventual conclusion.