|System: Xbox One, PS4*|
|Pub: 2K Games|
|Release: March 24, 2015|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p||Blood and Gore Intense Violence Language Sexual Themes Use of Alcohol|
The overall game is really the same, though. Sure, if you’ve never played the series this is a great way to jump in and experience what you’ve been missing. However, if you played, got the season pass, and bought all of the DLC, there’s not a lot here you haven’t already done before. Having access to all of the DLC right from the get go is really nice, but if you are smart you won’t go venturing to those storylines until you’ve had the opportunity to level up some. After all, taking on a level 30 villain when you're only level 10 will only increase your difficulty to frustrating degrees. Still, it is a nice option to have right at the outset of the game so you can jump in whenever you're ready.
Just like the content is the same, the voice acting is still as fresh and engaging as it was before. This is one of the other main reasons Borderlands took a foothold on the industry and reliving some of those moments in this collection really helped remind me of the quality of the voice acting and narrative of the story. It's a true treat for all newcomers to the franchise, and it’s no wonder the fine folks at TellTale are currently having great success with their Borderlands spin-off. They had a great foundation to work with.
That’s really the golden thing about Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. It’s just a great package. For newcomers to the franchise, as I said earlier, this is a great jumping on point. For the older fans of series this is not much beyond what you already know, but it is definitely worth a look simply because of the graphic upgrades and the new four player split-screen option. If this is not a reason to get a remastered version, I’m not sure what is. Just in case, though, remember you are getting two great games with an enormous amount of DLC. We're all hungry for more Borderlands, but until a new game comes along, Handsome Jack is happy to provide this quality interlude.
Date: March 24, 2015