Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4) Video Game Review

Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in one package is a significant deal in light of retail video games being delayed in the next few months.  It is worth a purchase, but it’s not without its problems.  Most notably, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel still has glitches and sometimes does not save or work properly.

Gameplay (Out of 10)

The gameplay is still very much first-person shooter and still an enjoyable first-person shooter with great game mechanics.  The shooting is fluid, and the cooperative gameplay is great.  While Borderlands 2 is generally fluid and functional, the Pre-Sequel is sometimes not.  It will not allow the Vault Hunter to complete the quests, despite completing them.  And sometimes, some of the missions are needlessly more difficult than they need to be.  The four classes, the Gladiator, the Enforcer, the Lawbringer and Fragtrap are each enjoyable in their own right.  The DLC classes, the Doppleganger and the Baroness, are also fun although the Doppleganger is pretty much a land-based version of the Enforcer class.  With all the glitches, the gameplay takes a hit.  It gets a Fringe Fiction 8 out of 10 as in the the Pre-Sequel is not without its problems.

Graphics (Out of 10)

The cel-shaded graphics is still top-notch with the particle explosions. Not much has changed since the original Borderlands besides smoother gameplay. It gets a 10 out of 10.

Sound (Out of 10)

The game sounds amazing with the characters.  It gets a 9 out 10.

Overall (Out of 10)

Overall, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection gets a Fringe Fiction 9 out 10.  It is worthy of a purchase, but Borderlands 2 functions and plays better overall than the Pre-Sequel.

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