Gearbox: Borderlands 2 Is Long Enough To Be A "Hobby"
Bang for our buck. It's something we always look for.
And thankfully, it appears Borderlands 2 will have it in spades. Its replayability was already through the roof with that diverse and addictive multiplayer the majority are waiting on, but don't forget about that lengthy campaign.
And when we say "lengthy," we really mean it. According to what Gearbox VP of Marketing Steve Gibson told GamerZines, one play-through with one character will take around 58 hours. You could multiply that times 5 if you wish to play the game with each of the available character classes. Said Gibson:
"What we like to think about it is, Borderlands is a hobby. Some guide guys just did a playthrough of Borderlands 2 and they reported back to us that it takes 58 hours to play through the campaign – and that’s just one playthrough with one character.
So the depth with which people can get into that…Yeah we look at it as a hobby, and that isn’t even counting the new Badass Points system and how that’ll affect every character you do. We want it to feel like you get more for your money, we’re happy for people to pay their money once and feel that they get ongoing value."
Some people call Borderlands more of an RPG than an FPS and with numbers like that, it's easy to see why. Therefore, perhaps it's unfair to compare it to games like Call of Duty and Battlefield, but a 50-hour campaign is still impressive, regardless of the genre. Of course, it does make us wonder if that 58 hours involved doing absolutely every optional thing imaginable...if one sped right through, how far would the number drop? A fair question, correct?
Anyway, Borderlands 2 will be ready to go in September, so you had best set aside a decent chunk of time on the calendar.
Related Game(s): Borderlands 2
7/19/2012 10:07:52 AM Ben Dutka