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Old 02-02-2014, 04:03 AM   #1
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Should I Play Borderlands 1 First?

I am thinking of picking up Borderlands 1 or 2. Never played either one before. Do I need to play Borderlands 1 first? Borderlands 2 is rated better and I really want to fight that snowman on the screenshot.
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:07 AM   #2
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Story-wise, it doesn't matter all that much. The main characters you play as are all different, as is the villain. However, there are soooooo many returning NPCs, and even the characters you play as in the first game become NPCs for the second. You won't get as many inside jokes and stuff like that.

But, playing 2 first would be fine on the whole, just not quite as enjoyable IMO.

EDIT: Just a heads up, the snowman is a DLC boss.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:35 PM   #3
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I agree with Pants Party

I played BL2 first at my friends' request so I could start playing with them right away... I didn't think I would be as into it as they both were, so I went along with their advice. I love that game... it is probably my favorite and I still pick it back up from time to time to work on my other characters. I went back later to play BL1 and I do wish I had played that first so I could understand the references right off the bat. Its tough going back after playing the newer version of games though because you miss all of the improvements they made from the previous one lol.

Basically if you think you're really gonna get into it and obsess, I say play the first one first. Otherwise, skip it, play the second one, and get the back story from somewhere online.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:42 AM   #5
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Borderland 1 was so good... Gotta start playing it again sometime...
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:13 PM   #6
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Play 1 first!

Yes play one first! That way when you become addicted and run out of things to do, you can simply turn to #2 for a whole new adventure with all the same fun and game mechanics!!!
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I know I'm late, but hell, might as well speak!

If someone is new to the series, I'd argue to jump right into Borderlands 2. I agree with Pants that you'll miss inside jokes and all.

But I'm playing (just finished) Borderlands 1 last weekend and the main characters, the villain, the story, and the environment are really weak and lame.

This is of course an extremely biased opinion because I played Borderlands 2 first, lol.
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I am also debating this myself, if I should play 1 now. I just recently finished 2 and loved it. I've heard mixed things about 1 so I'm undecided, but I guess you just have to try it to know for sure lol.. I'll probably wind up trying it out.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:21 AM   #9
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2 improves on a lot of things, in particular your relationship with the antagonist, and you won't fully appreciate just how much 2 is turning 1 on its head if you haven't played it. Plus it'd just be hard to go back. Go with 1.
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2 improves on a lot of things, in particular your relationship with the antagonist, and you won't fully appreciate just how much 2 is turning 1 on its head if you haven't played it. Plus it'd just be hard to go back. Go with 1.
Certainly the best option, Makes sense seeing as its cheaper as well.
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