Video game consoles aren’t ‘video game’ consoles any more, they’re fully fledged media boxes, with TV shows, movies, games and music ready to sap away our free-time and attention like a leaky dam at the touch of a button and a flick of an analogue stick. We shouldn’t have to decide between a quick gaming session or catching up on our favourite show when both are available in the same package. So with that in mind, what would happen if the two types of media merged and 20 hour gaming epics were whittled down to concentrated 40 minute bursts of television entertainment? It would be incredible, that’s what. Read on to find out our top picks for the best games that would make brilliant TV shows.
Meet Borderlands ; Fallout’s younger, wackier and not-actually-related cousin.
Want to spend £40 on the GOTY edition of Fallout 3? Or how about £40 on Fallout New Vegas? Forget it. Spend £30 (maybe even less in some places) on the Game of the Year Edition of Borderlands – an open-world RPG that has more in common with the Fallout games than their shared love of quests and customisation.
Because of other, more established RPGs, like the aforementioned Fallout games, Borderlands is often overlooked as a ‘serious’ game on account of its cartoony-drawn graphics and dusting of light humour but it’s these amusing qualities that make Borderlands different from so many of the other heavy and dark RPGs on the market right now and with several helpings of fantastic DLC (4 DLC packs to be precise) included in the GOTY edition, now is the perfect time to give Borderlands a second chance.
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