|System: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows|
|Dev: Gearbox Software|
|Pub: 2K Games|
|Release: May 3, 2016|
|Players: Single and Online Multiplayer|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080i||Language, Violence|
Speaking of the comedy infused within the game, it’s actually a big selling point for me personally. As I alluded to with my introduction, the first person shooter genre is over and done with in my opinion. The Halo series was the pinnacle of the FPSs as well as its ultimate demise - anything after that, with a few minor exceptions, is just rehash in my book. However, Battleborn seems to somewhat reverse this trend with its fresh commentary, hilarious innuendos, and just plain ridiculousness - you’re in serious need of a hug if this game doesn’t at least provide a chuckle or two.
Unfortunately, Battleborn isn’t going to captivate everyone as it did yours truly. Initially, I thought the title was a cartoon mess intended for the younger generation, which isn’t a knock - I just couldn't quite get on board. However, after sinking some time into it, it’s far from that initial stereotype but it will certainly force the traditional gamer to step outside his or her comfort zone in order to enjoy. The $60 price tag is also going to turn some gamers off for a game with this kind of cartoon layout and general adolescent feel. Again, don’t let those preconceived notions fool you - this is a decent title with a fresh take and lots of content oozing from the seams.
All in all, Battleborn is definitely a title I can get behind with its unique first person shooter approach, awesome cast of characters, gobs of weapons and power ups, and a hilarious framework to tie it all together. The game will take some getting used to and will force a few seasoned vets to step outside their comfort zone to enjoy the genus wonders that lie within. The hefty price tag may come with some initial sticker shock, especially after first firing it up, but those feeling will soon fade as you dedicate some time to Gearbox’s latest work by mowing down hordes of enemies and laughing hysterically in the process.
Date: May 4, 2016