Written by Brock Poulsen, brockst4r Tuesday, 13 September 2011 05:00
Do you have opinions about the upcoming sequel to Borderlands? Was there something about the original game that rubbed you the wrong way, perhaps? Maybe you have unique views on balancing the abilities of the various classes? Perhaps you hated... well, something, I guess. Personally, I can't think of anything to hate about Borderlands. I suppose there could have been more of a story, but Gearbox has already stated this is a large focus in the development of Borderlands 2. Whatever your complaints, Gearbox wants to hear them.
You can head here to take the survey. As a bonus you'll be entered to win some Gearbox swag, just for practicing our national pastime: complaining on the Internet. The last page of the survey is a blank box into which you are encouraged to spill your guts, and since it seems there's no character limit, I would like to encourage you to go absolutely nuts with praise and complaint.
Personally, I used the generous word allowance to express my annoyance with the Soldier's skill. My main character was the Hunter, and I loved the Bloodwing skill. My Hunter is currently in cloud storage limbo, because I moved him there to free up space while I had Playstation Plus. I foolishly believed the save would be restored to my hard drive when my subscription ended. This, of course, was an erroneous belief for which I am now paying a dear price. But that is neither here nor there. So I started a Soldier character, and I am sorely disappointed with the turret skill. Borderlands is not really a defensive game, and a stationary turret is decidedly defensive. I do love the Scattershot skill, and the way it makes shotguns an absolute delight to use, even after only a couple points invested. But I digress.
If you'd like more information about Borderlands 2, Game Informer's special edition podcast on the topic was a great and very informative listen.