I was a big fan of the original Borderlands even before it became the biggest sleeper hit in 2010. I'm into first person shooters and not that much into role playing games, but they got the balance just right. Now that Borderlands 2 is finally here I'm thrilled. The presentation has improved, with better graphics and bigger and more varied level designs. It's still fiddly to compare guns, and to sell and trade them (on more than one occasion I found myself selling an item when I just wanted to compare it) but in general it has improved. The new characters are a twist on the old ones, but more elaborate skill trees and achievement bonuses give you more control and adaptability than before. And the guns, ah the guns! Nothing is as rewarding as finding one that plays like you want to play and looks gorgeous! There's plenty more to tell but the best way is to experience it. It is not necessary to have played the original one, as the stories really don't continue like they do in, say, Mass Effect, but you may find yourself picking up a copy of the original Borderlands GOTY Edition nonetheless, just to keep the adventure going. It's available for a steal and guarantees hours of extra fun. Like I said in the title, the original was great and this one is greater! I can't wait for part 3...and 4 and 5... Well, you get the idea!