What to Expect from Borderlands 2 VR
Borderlands 2 has been ported to VR, and everyone wants to know how this version of the game is doing. Have the developers managed to make it work in the Virtual Reality space or not? Let’s not forget that the shooting game with some of the funniest dialogue out there was developed for console gaming. Having said that, the port to VR is actually not the worst thing that could have happened to the game. There are a few significant changes that might affect the experience, but all fans should give the VR version a try at least once.
One of the biggest changes is that Borderlands 2 VR is a single player game and you no longer can take your friends along when shooting and looting on Pandora. Other stuff that gamers will notice is the slightly glitchy menu interface which needs a clear background to be seen properly. But along with these few drawbacks, the game actually looks pretty good in VR. The characters and the graphics have converted nicely, and you feel like you’re right there in the vast wastelands of Pandora.
Other than the whole VR experience Borderlands 2 VR is the same game that was made for PS3 and Xbox 360. All the features of the non-VR version have been ported to VR exactly as they are. But, if you loved the original version, then there’s no reason not to enjoy the look and feel of the game in virtual reality.
Borderlands 2 VR Gameplay
As mentioned, the VR version of the game follows a single player format. The entire map of the base game has been ported over, and it all looks really cool. Players can choose to be any of the four main characters, and the fun begins. You shoot, you collect loot, and you unlock new skill levels every time you complete a mission. You also can have some funny conversation with the non-playing characters. Some of the stuff will actually have you laughing out loud.
I must warn you though that there is no DLC for the Borderlands 2 VR version, so you just have the 20 hours of gaming that comes with the port. It can also get a bit lonely if you’re used to playing the game along with your friends. But don’t despair because experiencing Pandora up close and personal can be hugely fun and something you don’t really want to miss even if you have to go it alone. As compensation for single player gaming Gearbox has added a new mechanic Bad Ass Mega Fun Time who can really, really slow time down so you can shoot baddies in slo-mo and watch the blood splatter…. slowly.
Our opinion on Borderlands 2 VR
Borderlands 2 VR looks great in its new version. It can’t compare graphically to games that have been developed for VR but does a pretty good job. There are a few glitches, but overall the game is fun to play and doesn’t disappoint as far as what you expect from Borderland 2.