BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION
By Kevin "Methodone89" van Dongen on April 9, 2015
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection gives you everything you’ll possibly need to survive until Gearbox Software’s next hit “Battleborn” releases.
I first fell in love with the Borderlands series in October 2009 when the first Borderlands game was launched. The game featured an unique take on the RPG genre, and added so much depth to its story, it was impossible not to fall in love with it. When in September 2012 Borderlands 2 released the game got even bigger and better; more guns, more craziness, more loot, more everything. Both of these games featured some of the best DLC content on the last generation consoles, my personal favorites being; Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution, and Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon’s keep.
This time around we have a new generation of consoles and Borderlands can’t be missed on our precious Playstation 4 or Xbox One, thus Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is released. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection includes; Borderlands2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and all of their respective downloadable content. With improved graphics and framerate, and the best feature in this collection: 4 player couch co-op.
Borderlands has always been a game best played with online or offline friends. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection lets you play offline with up to 4 friends. This is easily one of the best added features in the collection but does have its drawbacks: framerate drops to 30fps and textures take their time to load. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is everything you could possibly want from Borderlands on current-gen consoles, although it doesn’t quite feel like a current generation game, more like an amazing collection of one of the last generation's greatest game series.
The core games itself perform way better than on last generation and the Borderlands have never looked as good as they do on the new generation. The game looks more detailed and less blurred, while some textures take their time to load which results in some wonky looking graphics, luckily once their loaded the game looks great.
The Handsome Collection tells the tale of Jack and lets you battle Jack in Borderlands 2 as your prime enemy, while in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can see a Jack who is a good person turned bad due to circumstances. The story itself is great and with the added DLC the game is huge, You'll have plenty of Characters to choose from, each featuring different unique builds. There is a huge amount of time you can spend on Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and every minute you spend on it will be rewarded with a great story, a crazy amount of guns, unique characters, a more than adequate dose of humor, and an unforgettable RPG experience.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection features a great amount of content for a reasonable price, while giving you one of the best experiences from last generation of gaming. With its humongous amount of crazy characters to choose from it offers more than enough replay value to last you for at least a few months.