“12 Seconds till it’s off cooldown!” My brother was in trouble, and I knew it. I just needed him to hold out a little longer.
“I’m out of AMMO NOW!” He ran around like a chicken with his head cut off. Hist shouts continued to divulge into something unspeakable. “Great now I’m dead. Happy Mr. Gunzerker?”
“Not my fault you ran out of ammo. Didn’t you spec into the melee tree anyway?”
“Yeah, just let me go melee a giant robot.”
Welcome to Don’tCritMe.com’s Game of the Year articles. Today we begin with my favorite game of 2012, Borderlands 2.
Borderlands 2 didn’t get the game of the year because of it’s game play. In fact, in some degrees I think Borderlands 2 failed to truly capture replayability of the original Borderlands. No, it wasn’t being about a bad ass and shooting killing aliens for the sake of the loot gods, and stopping Handsome Jack. No that wasn’t it.
Every time I loaded up Borderlands 2, shortly after any NPC chimed in, a smile came upon my face. Whether it be from Lilith commenting on her fire cult, or Tiny Tina speaking of her badonkadonks I was always happy.
Hell, whenever the evil villain Handsome Jack himself, jumped in on your com link and began insulting you, I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing at this game. Borderlands 2 has writing that hasn’t brought a smile to my face since the Curse of Monkey Island, and voice acting that brought the world’s craziest characters to life.
While there were things that upset me in the game (Lack of the Wub Wubs and Cage the Elephant for example) I didn’t have more fun with any other game this year. Well maybe slightly for that thing called Mist of Pandaria that has a gripping hold over me, but we don’t talk about that…
Borderlands 2 is a phenomenal game that kept a smile on my face even at the most frustrating quests, and gets my vote for Game of the Year.
( If you’d like to read our Full Review of Borderlands 2 check it out here. )
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