Borderlands, from Gearbox Entertainment already had me intrigued with it’s Mad Max style take on open world FPS games, but then it had to go ahead and sell me on the idea with it’s unique artistic aesthetic and RPG elements.
For those that don’t know, the best way to describe Borderlands is Fallout 3 meets Mad Max. That may not really be doing the title justice, but it’s the only way I can put it into words.
It doesn’t seem like players can create their own avatar, but they take control of one of 4 characters, and roam a somewhat post apocalyptic world, battling enemies and gaining experience points. On top of that, there is a near infinite amount of guns that can be created using parts found in the world. I literally saw, in one demo, a shotgun that was modified to freeze enemies, then explode them.
The game hits US shores on October 30th, 2009, but to tide you over, a gameplay trailer has been released, and is found at the link below.
On a side note, my internet is down at home, so unfortunately, I won’t be able to update further for the next few days (i’m currently at work, which frowns upon things like posting on your website). Have a great weekend everybody!