God is a Geek Pens a Top-Notch Borderlands Pre-Sequel Review

There's nothing wrong with a tried-and-true formula.

There’s nothing wrong with a tried-and-true formula.

There are those who believe all great games should be innovative or even revolutionary in some way. However, there’s something to be said for a tried-and-true formula. After all, if you want to keep the fans you’ve worked so hard to obtain, shouldn’t you satisfy those fans?

You can call Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel “fanservice” if you wish but in our view, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In an industry where drastic changes in established franchises are often met with derision and even downright hatred, 2K Australia has given Borderlands fans exactly what they’ve loved for years. To better explain the positives of familiarity, check out God is a Geek‘s excellent review.

Critic Mick Fraser issues a well-written and entertaining analysis that understands exactly why familiarity works so well, even if you have to sacrifice some ingenuity. In other words, he understands the fan base and knows what they want. This is it, although it does have a few undeniable drawbacks.

This group of colorful characters always delivers the ceaseless entertainment goods.

This group of colorful characters always delivers the ceaseless entertainment goods.

Why We Like It:

— The critic immediately understands what the game is: It’s not trying to be a step forward; it’s more of a sideways step within the safe confines of an established IP.

— There’s a nice balance between objective information and subjective opinion. Too often, reviews are either skewed in one direction or another but this one feels just about right.

— The review boasts a tone and style similar to that of the game in question, which gives the reader a better idea of what to expect. Critics should always try and adopt a game’s tone for their analysis.

Congrats, Mick!

Read Mick Fraser’s Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Review Now

4 thoughts on “God is a Geek Pens a Top-Notch Borderlands Pre-Sequel Review”

Hey, I love me some Borderlands. What’s wrong with catering to people who like the game? I’ve never had a problem with that…fanservice is NOT always a bad thing.

I’ve got no problem with fanservice, either. The only people who think it’s a negative thing are those who believe that every game on earth needs to be entirely new. ‘rolling eyes’

This is still the only shooter I’ll play online with friends. I like co-op way more than multiplayer anyway, but Borderlands is just ALWAYS fun. 🙂

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