Borderlands Preview

NZGamer is the latest website to put forth a hands-on preview of Gearbox's role-playing shooter, Borderlands.
Borderlands gameplay starts off slow. Initially there are quite a few '˜fetching' quests, and slowly, as you achieve your objectives, stores start to open up in Firestone. And eventually you wind up with an expanded list of objectives to get through, and you slowly start to explore more and more of the area. It's fairly straightforward stuff for the genre.

The objectives themselves are relatively easy to get through, with waypoints indicated on the easy-to-use map. Mind you, when I say .asy', I don't mean '˜a piece of cake'. Taking on a bandit camp requires some serious strategy, and use of different weapons for short and long-range combat.