Posted By James C. about 8 months, 3 weeks ago
While many fans make retro versions of modern AAA games after they launch, Gearbox has beaten everyone to the punch with The Border Lands, a top-down, Smash TV spinoff. While the controls are incredibly simple–with z and space to shoot and arrow keys for movement–the variety comes in treasure chest drop which allows you to change the type of weapon you hold. Each weapon has a base style (machine gun fires fast, rocket launchers do area damage) but The Border Lands also has a stat system that determines base damage stats, clip size, as well as other factors like projectile speed, shot accuracy, etc. You also have the 4 main characters of the game (Salvador, Maya, Zero, and Axton) that have different proficiencies in speed, gunfire and total health.
It’s a cool little game and it IS free, so why not try it out once or twice?
Source: Borderlands 2