Technologizer’s Second Annual Game Awards

Posted by  | Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Most Potential: Borderlands

On the most basic level, Borderlands succeeded, giving players crazy weapons such as rocket shotguns and corrosive SMGs, then letting people team up online or in split-screen to scour the desert wasteland for booty. My problem with Borderlands is that it felt so lifeless, sending players on fetch quests and failing to provide the Mad Max atmosphere that was promised. Fortunately, Take-Two has vowed to turn Borderlands into a megafranchise. I’d love to see the series take a page from this year’s Assassin’s Creed 2, whose bustling cities should be a model for every open-world video game to come.

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  1. Isabella Edwards Says:

    my favorite character on the Plants Vs. Zombies game is none other than the Michael Jackson zombie.:;*

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