I’m sitting at 3 hours played in Borderlands 2. I hit level 8 and made it through the initial story quests.
Borderlands 2 is an awesome game! It’s pretty much exactly what I wanted. Lots of guns. Lots of numbers flying off baddies. And lots of fun.
I started my first play-through with Salvador, the Gunzerker. I’m enjoying him but wonder if he fits my play style. I had the same problem when I started the original with Brick.
Let me try to explain. There is a quest where you pickup hair off of bullymongs. Sir Hammerlock tells you he will give you a sniper rifle if you bring the hair to him. Claptrap decides he wants it an offers a shotgun. You can choose who you turn the quest into based on the reward you want.
Now, the shotgun is probably the correct choice for Salvador. He fights in among the baddies. Close range weapons are what you want.
However, I chose the sniper rifle. I then proceeded to climb to the highest point I could and snipe. It was extremely satisfying.
As I was up there, I started wondering if I should play Zero, the Assassin. He’s got a sniper tree. Of course, then I ran in with Salvador, popped Gunzerking, and brought the pain. Man, that was fun too!
So at this point I’m going to stick with Salvador. The good thing is I can still use the sniper rifle effectively. I like that I have that freedom.
I also wrestled a bit with the build I want. Salvador’s Brawn tree is the tanking tree. I don’t really want to be a tank, per se, but those talents are very intriguing. Surviving while Gunzerking is obviously important.
So I think I’m going to go with a bit of a hybrid. I’m starting out with 5 points in Hard to Kill. Then I’m going to spend most of my points in the Rampage tree, which improves Gunzerking. After that, I’ll have to just wait and see what my play style becomes. I might go deeper in the Brawn tree or might spend some points in Gunlust. I’ll be up in the mid-30s at that point so I should have a good idea how I play.
Either way, this is definitely a game I’m going to be spending some time with. I actually think I’m going to hold of on Mists of Pandaria because of it and Torchlight 2. I’m just having too much fun!