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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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📰 Title: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game
🗃️ Genre: Adventure & Action 🚦 Status: 05. Released
🏷️ Category: Adventure & Action ➤ Classical ➤ Misc. 🌍️ Browser-based:
🔖 Tags: Shooter; Action RPG; FPS; Action; RPG; Adventure; Loot; Space; JetPack; Unreal engine; Sci-fi; Female Protagonist; Open World; Atmospheric; Comedy; Funny; Memes; Co-op; Controller 📦️ Package Name:
🐣️ Approx. start: 2014-10-14 📦️ Arch:
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🏛️ License type: Commercial 📦️ RPM:
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🏝️ Perspective: First person 📦️ Snap:
👁️ Visual: 3D 📦️ Flatpak/Athenaeum:
⏱️ Pacing: Real Time ⚙️ Generic bin.:
👫️ Played: Single & Multi 📄️ Source:
🎖️ This record: 5 stars 📱️ PDA support:
🎖️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: Goupil & Louis
🎰️ ID: 14536 🐛️ Created: 2015-01-10
🐜️ Updated: 2021-11-08

📖️ Summary

[fr]: Un interquel entre les 2 premiers opus de la série, un jeu mixant Action-RPG et FPS, dont l'action se situe - dans le cas présent, sur la lune de pandore sur laquelle le joueur évolue - incarnant l'un des 4 personnages des précédents opus, avec une gestion de l'oxygène dans un environnement à faible gravité, lui permettant de faire des sauts de grande amplitude, mais aussi plus lentement. Cet opus introduit 2 nouvelles armes (laser et cryogénique) et 2 nouveaux véhicules (hoverbike et rover lunaire). [en]: Shoot 'n' loot your way on Pandora's moon. Discover the story behind Borderlands 2’s villain, Handsome Jack, and his rise to power. Taking place between the original games, it gives you a whole lotta new gameplay featuring the genre fusion of shooter and RPG. Get high in low gravity and launch across the moonscape to take enemies down from above using new ice and laser weapons. Catch-a-ride on the lunar landscape with new vehicles equipped with deadly weapons allowing for more levels of destructive mayhem.

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🕹️ Gameplay [en] / [en] / [fr] : (201410), (201410), (201410),


🎙️ Interview des développeurs / Interview with Dev : (201409), (201407), (201407),

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📕 Description [fr]

Un interquel entre les 2 premiers opus de la série, par les studios 2K Australia et Gearbox Software, portage Linux par le studio Aspyr Media.
Il utilise une version lourdement modifiée du moteur Unreal Engine 3.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel est un interquel entre les 2 premiers opus de la série, un jeu mixant Action-RPG et FPS, dont l'action se situe - dans le cas présent, sur la lune de pandore sur laquelle le joueur évolue - incarnant l'un des 4 personnages des précédents opus, avec une gestion de l'oxygène dans un environnement à faible gravité, lui permettant de faire des sauts de grande amplitude, mais aussi plus lentement. Cet opus introduit 2 nouvelles armes (laser et cryogénique) et 2 nouveaux véhicules (hoverbike et rover lunaire).


Shootez et collectez en chemin vers une nouvelle aventure qui vous propulse sur la lune de Pandora dans Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Découvrez l'histoire du vilain de Borderlands 2, Handsome Jack, et de son arrivée au pouvoir dans ce tout nouveau jeu de la série Borderlands. Se déroulant entre Borderlands et Borderlands 2, la préquelle vous offre un nouveau gameplay avec la fusion du shooter et du RPG que les joueurs raffolent et n'en ont jamais assez.

Flottez dans les airs en apesanteur et lancez-vous dans un paysage lunaire pour éliminer les ennemis avec de nouvelles armes faisant appel à la glace et au laser. Offrez-vous un trip sur ce paysage lunaire avec de nouveaux véhicules équipés d'armes mortelles offrant un plus haut niveaux de destruction.

Alors attrapez un ami (ou deux, ou trois), sanglez-vous sur une fusée, et décollez pour une nouvelle aventure Borderlands



🌍️ Wikipedia:

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel est un jeu vidéo de tir à la première personne et d'action-RPG développé par Gearbox Software et édité par 2K Games, sorti en 2014 sur Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 3 et Xbox 360. Le jeu est porté en 2015 sur PlayStation 4 et Xbox One à l'occasion de la sortie de la compilation Borderlands: The Handsome Collection contenant le jeu et Borderlands 2.

Il s'agit d'un interquel se déroulant entre les deux premiers opus de la série.

Système de jeu

Le système de jeu de The Pre-Sequel reste similaire à celui de ses prédécesseurs Borderlands et Borderlands 2, avec néanmoins l'ajout de quelques mécaniques. Les armes laser font ainsi leur apparition et un nouveau type de dégât « élémental » est introduit : l'effet élémental cryogénique, qui s'ajoute aux dégâts incendiaires, électriques, corrosifs et explosifs. Cet effet cryogénique ralentit ou gèle les ennemis ; ces derniers peuvent alors être brisés par une attaque au corps à corps.

Le jeu se déroulant sur la lune de Pandore, nommée Elpis, le joueur évolue dans des environnements avec une faible gravité, lui permettant de faire des sauts de grande amplitude, mais aussi plus lentement. D'autre part, cette lune ne possédant pas d'atmosphère, le joueur possède une jauge de dioxygène (O2). Celle-ci doit être régulièrement rechargée soit en entrant dans un bâtiment pressurisé, soit grâce à des générateurs de O2 à la surface, sans quoi des points de vie finissent par être perdus par suffocation. Cette jauge permet aussi d'alimenter un jetpack qui permet une propulsion en échange de quelques points de O2.

Deux nouveaux véhicules sont également introduits : le Stingray, évoquant un hoverbike, et le Moon Zoomy, une sorte de rover lunaire.

Personnages

Tout comme ses prédécesseurs, le jeu de base propose quatre personnages jouables, chacun ayant été un personnage non jouable dans l'un des précédent opus de la série. Chacun forme une classe avec des capacités particulières.

• Wilhelm, le « Tueur à gage » (The Enforcer) : un ingénieur de Hypérion et boss dans Borderlands 2.
• Athena, la « Gladiatrice » (The Gladiator) : issue du DLC de Borderlands, L'Armurerie secrète du Général Knoxx.
• Nisha, la « Justicière » (The Lawbringer) : shérif de la ville de Lynchwood dans Borderlands 2.
• ClapTrap, le « Malentendu » (The Mistake) : dernier robot de son "espèce".

📕 Description [en]

Shoot 'n' loot your way through a brand new adventure that rockets you onto Pandora's moon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Discover the story behind Borderlands 2’s villain, Handsome Jack, and his rise to power in this brand new game in the Borderlands series. Taking place between the original Borderlands and Borderlands 2, the Pre-Sequel gives you a whole lotta new gameplay featuring the genre fusion of shooter and RPG gameplay that players can’t get enough of.

Get high in low gravity and launch across the moonscape to take enemies down from above using new ice and laser weapons. Catch-a-ride on the lunar landscape with new vehicles equipped with deadly weapons allowing for more levels of destructive mayhem.

So grab a friend (or two, or three), strap on a rocket, and take off on a brand new Borderlands adventure.


🌍️ Wikipedia:

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Australia, with assistance from Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. It is the third game in the Borderlands series, and is an interquel between 2009's Borderlands and 2012's Borderlands 2. It was released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 14 October 2014. The rumored existence of the game was first reported on 7 April 2014, and it was officially announced two days later on 9 April 2014 for a release on 14 October 2014. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports were released as part of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on 24 March 2015.

The storyline of The Pre-Sequel focuses on Handsome Jack (who would be the antagonist in Borderlands 2), an employee of the Hyperion corporation; after the company's Helios space station is captured by a military operation known as the Lost Legion, he leads a group of four playable characters—all of whom were non-playable characters and bosses in previous Borderlands games—on an expedition to re-gain control of Helios and defeat the Lost Legion. The game expands upon the engine and gameplay of Borderlands 2 and introduced new gameplay mechanics, including low-gravity environments, freeze weapons, and oxygen tanks, which are used to navigate and perform ground slamming attacks.

The Pre-Sequel received positive reviews; while praised for its new gameplay features, character classes, and for maintaining the trademark humour and style of previous entries in the franchise with an additional Australian comedy flair, the game was criticized by some for having confusing level designs, and for not providing many significant deviations from the core mechanics and gameplay of Borderlands 2 to make the game more than simply a standalone "expansion pack" for it.

Gameplay

Gameplay in The Pre-Sequel remains similar to Borderlands 2, but with the addition of new mechanics. Two new varieties of items have been added, including laser guns, and items possessing a cryogenic elemental effect, which can be used to slow down and freeze enemies. Enemies which are frozen can be smashed into pieces by using melee attacks. The game also features low-gravity environments, causing players to jump higher but slower, and items such as loot and dead bodies to float away. O2 kits were also added to supply air while in space (Claptrap sidekick does not require the O2 for breathing purposes, somewhat altering the gameplay); oxygen supplies can be replenished using generators, vents, and through oxygen tank items dropped by enemies. The kits can be used like a jetpack to perform double jumps, hovering, and ground slamming attacks; as with other items, different types of O2 kits can provide stat bonuses and affect how ground slams deal damage. A new "Grinder" machine allows players to deposit combinations of existing weapons to receive one of higher rarity. New vehicles were introduced, including a moon buggy, and the "Stingray"—a type of hoverbike.

As with Borderlands 2, completing the main campaign with a character unlocks "True Vault Hunter Mode", a second playthrough that is higher in difficulty, while beating the mode and reaching level 50 unlocks the third playthrough "Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode".

Plot

Characters

As with previous games in the series, The Pre-Sequel features four playable characters, each with a different class and abilities. All four of The Pre-Sequel's protagonists were non-player characters (NPCs) in previous Borderlands games.

Athena, "the Gladiator", is a rogue assassin from the Atlas Corporation first introduced in the Borderlands DLC campaign The Secret Armory of General Knoxx. As her primary skill, Athena can use a temporary shield to absorb damage; this ability can be upgraded to make the shield itself into a weapon that can be thrown at enemies, and even allow it to absorb elemental damage which can in turn, be reflected back at enemies.

Nisha, "the Lawbringer", first appeared in Borderlands 2 as the unnamed sheriff of the town of Lynchwood. Her primary skill, "Showdown", increases gun damage and speed, and allows the player to quickly switch between enemies in the area. Her skill tree "Law & Order" contains skills oriented towards collecting buffs known as "Order", which can heal, recharge health and shields, or temporarily increase other stats depending on the number of Order stacks collected. The "Fan the Hammer" skill tree is oriented towards dealing additional damage using guns along with the ability to dual-wield, while "The Riflewoman" incorporates skills that provide buffs for point shooting and reload speed.

Claptrap, "the Fragtrap", is the last remaining robot of its kind as of Borderlands 2; his skill "VaultHunter.exe" generates random effects depending on the current situation. These effects can have a positive or negative impact on the player and their other party members; among these effects are versions of skills used by the previous playable characters in the franchise.

The mercenary Wilhelm, "the Enforcer", becomes increasingly augmented with technology and weaponry over the course of the game, transforming him into the more familiar cybernetic form he possessed as the second major boss in Borderlands 2. He can summon a pair of drones, Wolf and Saint; Wolf serves an offensive role by attacking other enemies, while Saint defends Wilhelm by providing shields and health regeneration.

Two additional characters have been released as downloadable content since the game's release. The first character, Jack "the Doppelganger", is a man named Timothy Lawrence working as a body double of Handsome Jack who can summon digital copies of Jack to fight alongside him. The second, Aurelia "the Baroness", is the sister of Sir Hammerlock who uses an experimental "Frost Diadem Shard" to deal ice elemental damage to enemies. Both characters become disillusioned with Jack's moral decline over the course of the game.

Story

The opening of The Pre-Sequel begins some time after Borderlands 2 and Episode 3 of Tales from the Borderlands, on the flying city of Sanctuary, where the three former Vault Hunters Lilith, Brick, and Mordecai interrogate Athena after having captured her from the Atlas Domes. Athena then recounts her story, starting after the death of General Knoxx, when she received an offer to go find the Vault from a Hyperion programmer named Jack. She then joins fellow Vault Hunters: Nisha, Wilhelm, and Claptrap, on a spaceship headed for the Hyperion moon base, Helios. On the way, they are ambushed by the Lost Legion, an army of Dahl soldiers led by Colonel Tungsteena Zarpedon, and crash-land onto the moon base. After meeting up with Jack, they attempt to use Helios's defense system, but realizes there is a jamming signal coming from Elpis, Pandora's moon. They attempt to escape, but they are stopped by Zarpedon, and a mysterious alien-like warrior. Jack then sends the Vault Hunters to Elpis on a moonshot rocket.

After landing on Elpis, the Vault Hunters are helped by Janey Springs, a junk dealer, who guides them to the spaceport known as Concordia. Here, the Hunters, under Jack's orders, request help from Moxxi to find the jamming signal. After raiding a former Dahl station, they find out that the signal was put up by the Meriff, the person in charge of Concordia, as well as Jack's former underling. While this is happening, Zarpedon also activates Helios' weapon system, the Eye which fires powerful lasers on the surface of Elpis. The Meriff is later killed by Jack at his office due to a failed attempt to kill Jack from behind. With Concordia secured, Jack and Moxxi guide the Vault Hunters to the next step in retaking Helios. They then proceed to infiltrate a Lost Legion base, run by two Dahl officers, The Bosun and The Skipper, in search of an artificial intelligence, which Jack plans to use to build a robot army. After defeating Bosun, it is revealed that the Skipper, who renames herself Felicity, is the A.I. they were looking for. Next, the Vault Hunters travel to a robot production facility, where Jack enlists the help of a scientist named Gladstone to build his robot army. Gladstone suggests using his prototype robot, named the Constructor, which has the ability to construct an infinite amount of robots. At first, Felicity agrees to help them by becoming the A.I. for the Constructor, but upon witnessing the violence she has to go through,she begins to hesitate. After being forced into the Constructor bot, she takes control of it and battles the Vault Hunters. Felicity is defeated, and her personality is deleted from the Constructor bot.

Having now achieved his robot army, Jack and the Vault Hunters travel to Helios, while enlisting the help of Moxxi and two former Vault Hunters, Roland and Lilith (who were on Elpis for a vacation). They defeat Zarpedon and the Lost Legion, and proceed to reboot the Eye of Helios. It is revealed that the Eye is actually the eye of the Destroyer, the beast that was released from Pandora's Vault by the first Borderlands vault hunters team. The Vault Hunters then begin to inject slag into the Eye, under Moxxi's directions. When attempting to reboot, Moxxi reveals her true motives for helping Jack: to destroy the Eye and prevent Jack from gaining ultimate power. Jack and the Vault Hunters then travel back to Elpis, where they find its Vault having already been opened, as mentioned by Zarpedon during her last moment. The Hunters then battle several of the Vault's guardians, and defeat its ultimate weapon, the Deva-like Empyrean Sentinel.

With the Sentinel defeated, Jack enters the Vault and greets the Vault Hunters, but finds no item of value, other than a mysterious symbol floating midair. As he attempts to interact with it, the symbol then shows Jack a vision of the Warrior awakening. However, the vision is interrupted by Lilith, who phasewalks in front of him and punches through the Vault symbol, burning it onto Jack's face. She then disappears, leaving Jack behind with the Vault Hunters. Jack, having gone insane from the vision as well as Lilith's attack, swears vengeance on her, and all the "bandits" on Pandora. Realizing that the hero who once saved her on Helios is no more, Athena leaves Jack's employ.

Having finished listening to Athena's story, Lilith then orders the Crimson Raiders to execute her, against Brick and Mordecai's protests. However, as they open fire on her, Athena is saved by the alien warrior who appeared on Helios with Zarpedon that day, which reveals itself to be one of the legendary Eridians. The Eridian then warns the Vault Hunters of an imminent war, and that they would need "all the Vault Hunters they can get".

During the credits, several scenes showing what became of the Vault Hunters after helping Jack play. Wilhelm is transformed further into a machine, Athena discards the money given to her by Jack, Nisha and Jack establish their reign on Pandora, and Claptrap is dismantled and left for dead by Jack at Windshear Waste. In a post-credit scene, Jack is seen strangling his CEO, Tassiter, in his office, and announces to a woman on an intercom that he has replaced Tassiter as the new head of Hyperion, and tells her to now call him by his new name, Handsome Jack.

Claptastic Voyage

The Claptastic Voyage story add-on continues shortly after Jack's takeover of Hyperion, as he discovers a secret program called the H-Source, containing all secrets of Hyperion. However, it is hidden inside the Claptrap unit by his deceased boss, Tassiter. Jack then employs his Vault Hunters once more to be digitally scanned and sent into Claptrap's mind in order to retrieve the H-Source. However, the Vault Hunters were tricked into releasing 5H4D0W-TP, a subroutine representing Claptrap's inner evil, who attempts to use the H-Source for his own gains. As the group pursues 5H4D0W-TP, they delve deeper into Claptrap's mind, learning of his origins and the reasons for his quirky behaviors. Eventually, the group confront 5H4D0W-TP and defeat him, and retrieve the H-Source for Jack. Jack then reveals his plan to use the H-Source to wipe out all existing CL4P-TP units, including Claptrap himself. All CL4P-TP units are later dumped in Windshear Waste, however 5H4D0W-TP, who still remains alive within Claptrap, sacrifices himself to revive Claptrap, allowing him to be found later by Sir Hammerlock.

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Downloadable content

As with Borderlands 2, downloadable content (DLC), including new characters and story campaigns, will be made for The Pre-Sequel, which can be purchased separately or together as a "Season Pass". The dickin Shock Drop Slaughter Pit was released at launch as a pre-order exclusive.

The first DLC character, released on 11 November 2014, is a body double of Handsome Jack, "the Doppelganger"; he can summon clones of himself known as "digi-Jacks" to fight alongside him. Jack's skill trees mainly focus on granting bonuses to himself, as well as his Digi-Jacks.

The first DLC campaign, The Holodome Onslaught, was released on 14 December 2014; it includes missions in the titular challenge arena, which features Athena re-telling a shortened version of the game's story to Borderlands 2's Axton and Gaige, the third playthrough, "Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode", raising the character level cap to 60, along with an additional mission that ties into Handsome Jack's presence in Tales from the Borderlands.

The second DLC character, Lady Aurelia Hammerlock, "the Baroness", was released on 27 January 2015; she is the elder sister of supporting character Sir Hammerlock. Her action skill is a homing ice shard which can cycle between enemies as they are killed by it: her skill trees provide enhancements to the shard, can increase cryo damage, and the ability to assign a teammate as her "servant"—allowing both players to benefit from bonuses granted by each other's kills.

The second DLC campaign, Claptastic Voyage and Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2, was released on 24 March 2015, coinciding with the release of The Handsome Collection. It features the player characters being sent into the mind of Claptrap by Handsome Jack to retrieve a mysterious piece of software known as the "H-Source", hidden within it by Hyperion's former CEO Harold Tassiter, resulting in the release of Shadowtrap, the digital manifestation of Claptrap's FR4G-TP program. The story also features the CL4P-TP genocide and a deeper look into Claptrap's depression. 2K Australia's creative director Jonathan Pelling cited Fantastic Voyage, Tron, and the holodeck of Star Trek as influences on the campaign, explaining that "We thought the best way to get to know Claptrap a little bit more was to actually go inside his mind and see what he thinks. To get those perspectives, recover those memories, and dig through his dirty laundry." The DLC also raises the character level cap to 70, and feature a customizable challenge arena.