My latest obsession! (It's being sold for $35, links at the bottom!)
its a completely different type of game (hero shooter/arena fps/moba hybrid) with: (if you're turned off by the moba part, if you read after the modes I explain what they take from that genre)
a single/co-op player story mode
personal profile and leveling rank up to 100
3 game modes:
Battleborn’s team-based competitive multiplayer action can be experienced by up to 10 players online in 5v5 matches and includes three distinct multiplayer modes
Capture: Teams of heroes face off in a fast-paced death match and must capture and hold objectives on the map to win (king of the hill, its the closest to being fully arena fps, but it has moba elements and you definitely have to work with your team in any mode)
Incursion: Teams of heroes must defend their 2 sentries from the other team while working together alongside their own minions to destroy their opponent’s 2 sentries (defense based and a good medium mix of fps and moba elements)
Meltdown: Teams of heroes must guide their minions as they march to their death at the center of the map. Points are scored for every minion who throws themselves into the incinerator, and the team with the most points wins. (offense based, mode that resembles moba the most, but it still isn't. It just takes from it a lot more than the others with following your minions and trying to push them to the goal or you can play offensive and defend yours)
all with a huge focus on PvP
(clarifying the moba elements now, buildables that are sporadic on the map, the in match leveling system, the fact minions exist and influence incursion and meltdown in different ways, adds, it really just adds more to do and love!)
it has leveling systems within each game session and they made it so that new players don't feel under leveled for not having gear, which is amazing because gear in an arena game should just be a nice bonus anyway
They also have a huge campaign that is growing and hilarious and amazing! There's a lot of replay value there and it feels like I'm raiding like I do in other games. I've played it all through on advanced, it was a challenging blast!
It's also been really easy to find new friends to play it with me :) just by talking on mic and adding people on steam I have met some pretty nice people! The game integrated steams friend system to make it easier to add others.
Anyway, It just has a lot of unique different characters and has lore missions that help you delve into the games lore and each characters past and throughout there's a ton of borderlands type humor!
what I really appreciate about Battleborn is that all of the lore is accessible to everyone, with or without the game!
not a gamer? hate multiplayer shooters? can’t afford the game?
if you are interested in the characters or the story but can’t / don’t play the game, consider this is your invitation to join the fandom!
is the bootcamp trailer from Gearbox that already includes all the character profiles except for there newest edition Alani that is found
the official story trailer from Gearbox is here!
There's a launch trailer found here
that shows mainly the characters and it’s battle aspect (not fully representative of its extensive game play).
is all the cut scenes in the entire campaign from start to finish, with more on its way! it’s included in the video that shows every cut scene, but if you want to instantly fall in love you can see the prologue opening cinematic here!
They have a beautiful, hilarious “animated” prologue comic that lets you learn more about the characters and what they did before hand. It’s at its 3rd chapter so far which can be found here and are in browser! battleborn.com/story/en/
Battleborn has a rich setting and amazingly well-developed characters that really have a focus on the lore and characters with amazing gameplay. I love that they worked in their poc characters well and don’t over sexualize anyone! Plus that borderlands humor is hard to beat. Here’s an easter egg to show off Nova and her silly personality!
or this you would only hear if you played as Phoebe in one of the campaign missions here about her crush on Caldarius!
You also unlock and learn about each character through completing lore missions, they are spread out through a ton of videos so you’d have to look them up on youtube!
Non-players don't actually know how much content is in this game and how pleasantly different it is than other games. It’s a moba inspired/ fps arena /hero shooter hybrid. While being part moba might seem weird and strange, just watching some pvp gameplay and see what the campaign has to offer! There are 3 different pvp modes that give you a totally different experience than one another and more are being added soon!
Here you can learn about how great Battleborn actually is with all the details! (its totalbiscuits youtube video titled Battleborn vs. Overwatch for dummies)
It’s also a pleasure to see them avidly responding and keeping us updated with all the changes and updates through reddit where they even reply back and tell us when they are going to implement our feedback. They really care about the us players and the game. Don’t think that because you’ve seen less of it around or that it has significantly less marketing than overwatch, Gearbox isn’t that big of a company. I love the fandom so far and the fanart just keeps growing! I especially love this video the fandom already made!
I very much recommend it to anyone who is interested!
But as a tip, their motto of fight together or die alone is dead on. It’s all about teamwork and playing your role right!
It can be found here for 35$ as of right now www.greenmangaming.com/games/battleborn/#b
Its also on Bestbuy and Amazon for 40$www.amazon.com/dp/B01946F2JY/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_uECrxb0WZ53E1