Battleborn is a game made by Gearbox, a game software company after my own heart. These guys are all about sticking to video games being just that, games. Something you do for fun, rather than for routines. I'll be the first to admit that I've fallen victim to the max level gear grind my fair share of times. But this time around, it's a good bit different.
Battleborn's game play style is all about the play. Arcade style tactics with a bunch of different combat styles to choose from and ways to make your character your own. Quite an amazing feat, if you ask me, when each character only has 3 main abilities. I recently bought Battleborn on a Steam summer sale for $30, which is a great thing for someone who has very limited funds.
After playing the beta, I was absolutely in love with this game. The intro cinematic is a beautifully crafted piece of art in itself. With a dark earthy color scheme, flowing comic book art style, and synced badass music track to give you the dark feel of the game's overall story, it will get you primed and ready to play.
Gameplay is solid, providing the player with many options for combat styles and usefulness in certain situations. I started the game by playing through as Oscar Mike, since it's an obvious homage to the Call of Duty veterans who no doubt took a peek at the game and thought "I'm not sure..." Smart move on their part, since it definitely helped me break into the whole style of the game.
Oscar Mike wields an assault rifle that you can augment to be used various ways, along with an under-mounted grenade launcher and stealth cloak. The stealth cloak is great for getting you out of tight corners, allowing you breathing room to attack your enemies from a comfortable distance. It's also great for sneak attacks, finding a group and launching a napalm grenade to clear them out effortlessly.Read More