Borderlands 2 has been out for less than a week and it’s literally all I’ve been doing with my life, really. You’re all lucky I’m even writing on the blog as we speak, but alas, the blog must run, and instead of reviewing the gigantic open world title that is Borderlands 2, I thought I would let you guys know who my favorite gun manufacturer is.
Reviewing Borderlands 2 would be trivial, you either like it, or you don’t. The character creation and amount of guns you have at your disposal have been increased 10 fold since the first Borderlands. Characters have a huge amount of customizable body and face skins, each skill tree is dramatically different and will strongly dictate how you play your character, and of course the gazillionjillion weapons you get to choose from have you balancing sanity with OCD. The story is greatly improved and has some great climaxes that should not be spoiled for anyone. Plus everyone you talk to on Pandora is insane and is spontaneously hilarious. So there’s the sweet and short review, now it’s time for more gun talk.
Choosing a gun in Borderlands 2 is tough, not because there’s so many, but because there’s so many good ones to choose from. The character you choose, and your play style will strongly dictate what weapons you will be most successful with. I’m playing my first playthrough with Zer0 and have chosen to run completely down the “Bloodshed” tree, making me a melee dominating take no names because I don’t give-a-fk ass kicker. It also makes carrying around sniper rifles essentially pointless. I’m up close and personal, in and out quick (giggity), making shotguns and pistols my best friends. Do I choose my previous love, Maliwan? The less powerful weapons with increased elemental chance leaving my enemies burning or slowly melting away. Maybe Tediore, “The Everyman’s Weapon” leaving reloading in the dust and grenading my empty weapon at my unsuspecting foe. Well, I choose Jakobs.
Jakobs, the manufacturer bringing the wild west to Pandora, let’s you “Fire as fast as you can pull the trigger.” All their weapons have custom wooden stocks and none of them come with automatic fire. They sacrifice elemental damage and high accuracy for incredible damage. I like their shotguns, but I love their revolvers. Quick firing makes you feel like a real gunslinger, reloading is even faster, critical hit damage puts even the strongest enemy on it’s back, and the added melee damage on the “Ornery” line does retarded damage and makes enemies explode when back stabbing out of Deception. I try other weapons, but nothing feels like a monster in my hands like Jakobs.
Leave your favorite manufacturer in the comments and let us know why. Maybe you’ll make one of us a believer in your favorite manufacturer.
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