Whew! Giving up every free hour I've had since finding the game in my mailbox Monday morning, my review of "Borderlands" is online at THIS LINK.
It's a little bit odd to review a game without having seen all there is too see, but even dozens of hours into my time in Pandora, there really is so much more to be found. This game is for MMO vets and loot lovers. Heck, I just read a feature on Kotaku.com in which Gearbox creative director Mikey Neumann said there are weapons even he hasn't seen yet, including one that shoots mushroom clouds. Mushroom clouds!
What I said in my review I really believe to be true, though -- I'm enjoying this game plenty, and it has been very hard to turn off, even as 2 a.m. becomes 4 a.m. becomes "I can get by on four hours sleep, right?" But, that said, I am really not that guy who loves grinding and leveling. It's my least favorite part of RPGs. I can only imagine what some of you out there are feeling over this game if you're just as much an MMO nut as a fragger.
What I do love about this game, though? The Skags. It's like shooting the Gatekeeper and Keymaster from "Ghostbusters." Don't worry, if someone asks if I'm a God, just call me Zeus.