Release date: May 29, 2020
Platform: Nintendo Switch
ESRB rating: Mature
Developers: 2K Games · Gearbox Publishing · Turn Me Up Games
Publishers: Take-Two Interactive · 2K Games
Link to Purchase: https://amzn.to/3gfWrSl
My history with the Borderlands franchise has always been on and off ever since the original release in 2009 on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. I remember picking up the original and playing it with my college friends back in the day and having the time of our lives trying to defeat the marauders and the nefarious “Badass Skagg” who kept stomping mudholes in us. The game was a unique concept with it being one of if not the genesis of the “looter-shooter” genre and went on to spawn a incredibly successful franchise.
With The Borderlands Legendary Collection coming to the Nintendo Switch; this is not only the first time all 3 classics have been made available in portable form in one collection but also makes the first time the franchise has come to a Nintendo platform. The question many Nintendo Switch owners will have is does the game live up to the hype and worth their while or are these ports of old games that should stay in the past and on other platforms? Let’s find out
The story of the Borderlands games revolves around several vault hunters on the planet Pandora that are looking for a vault, literally. Both Borderlands 1 and 2 take place on Pandora with Borderlands 2 focusing on your fight to survive and rise up against series antagonist Handsome Jack. The Pre-Sequel is just as its name implies by being a sequel to the first game and a prequel to the second game where you are on the moon of Pandora seeking out a vault and learning more about Handsome Jack and learn how he becomes the tyrant he is in Borderlands 2. The stories are rather fun and enjoyable and are one’s I suggest you get into yourself.