The sequel to the original that introduced some of the series most recognizable characters such as the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack the game’s main villain and everyone’s favorite ClapTrap has come to SHIELD devices, well SHIELD TV for now and missing for the SHIELD tablet as of now. A little bit of backstory for those who don’t know of the game or series, if you know it you can skip ahead. Five years have passed since the events of Borderlands, when the four Vault Hunters, Roland, Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick were guided by a mysterious entity known as “The Guardian Angel” on the planet of Pandora to the Vault, a mysterious alien structure that was rumored to hold ancient and exotic technology and riches. Instead, these Vault Hunters were confronted by an alien abomination known as “The Destroyer” inside the Vault. After defeating The Destroyer, a valuable mineral called “Eridium” started flourishing through Pandora’s crust. Handsome Jack, the president of the Hyperion Corporation, secures this new resource and makes use of it to attempt to “bring peace” to the planet. Now, Handsome Jack rules over the inhabitants of Pandora with an iron fist from his massive satellite built in the shape of an “H”, always visible in the sky in front of Pandora’s moon. Meanwhile, rumors of an even larger Vault hidden on Pandora spread across the galaxy, drawing a new group of Vault Hunters to the planet in search of it.
Borderlands 2 was originally published for the PC and consoles in 2012. It was highly anticipated after the original game turned out to be a smash hit with the combination of solid shooter mechanics, loot grinding in a diablo esque way, endless item variations in the billions , and fun four-player co-op which in every way built upon the success of the original. If you’ve never been able to play this game on any platform and you happen to be a proud owner of a NVIDIA SHIELD then do yourself the favor and put down the $15 and get moving on or grab a couple of people and play some classic couch co-op!
In the upcoming days I’ll be playing through Borderlands 2 on the SHIELD TV and be recording my entire playthrough so make sure if you want to see that because you like let’s plays or you’re still on the fence on purchasing it then make sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel and you’ll see it on your feed soon.