When I saw that Backwards Compatibility allowed you to play other region games, I jumped at the ability to play the original Borderlands again in Japanese. Unfortunately upon downloading the game to play with the disc, it was all on English. I guess it was probably a blessing in disguise as it would have taken me a bit longer to actually finish the game. Technically I haven't finished the game as I haven't finished Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot DLC**.
Like last fortnight, here is the round-up of FN2B. Borderlands, Borderlands, Borderlands! I think it's safe to say that I won't be touching this series for a while (well if I keep with the backlog targets, I shouldn't be touching them until next year... but then again, if I run dry during a fortnight I could come back to attempt to finish them off... NO! I will not do this). Ok so things went well over the past fortnight, but not without the task sending me a little crazy. There's something about replaying games where you can recite dialogue word for word that should bring up big red warning signs.
A quick round-up of FN1A. I was able to finish Alan Wake and most of the easy situational achievements. After that I decided to attempt the Nightmare walk through and collect some of the missing collectables along the way. I'm only missing one TV show, and a handful of manuscripts, signs and chests so I didn't think it'd be that hard. I was really wrong. Much swearing at the screen was done, mostly due to running out of bullets and having to pass through walls of Taken. I can't wait to play the DLC at some point in the future / next year.
Recently I was made aware of a little quirk with Xbox One's backwards compatibility function. If a game is on the supported list you can also play any regional version of that game. After hearing people talk about playing Borderlands (JP) without an issue (and even having all DLC downloaded and installed instantly), I decided to jump in and test it out for myself. Worst case scenario would be that it didn't work and I'd be left with a Japanese copy of a game I love.. No real harm I guess.
It's now painfully obvious that I play games differently to others. I had joked with a co-worker just before playing Borderlands 2 online with him for the first time that I played a very different style. From what he told me, he didn't expect what he saw. I was fearless, and that wasn't always a good thing. If there was a point that I had to get to, I was already half way there before he could turn around. I don't loot boxes for ammo, I just run, shoot, kill, pick up what ever was on them, and keep running. I don't think it's because I want to finish the game faster, I just don't see the point in us wasting time in a fictional world where death is not permanent. Sure, games such as The Last of Us, the Silent Hill series, The Evil Within and Alan Wake did change the way that I played for those game, but overall I still had this "throw caution to the wind" play style where I didn't care too much about the outcome be it good or bad.
The ECHOnet collectively lost their minds after the new Telltale Games trailer dropped, and by lost their minds I mean that wall sphincters all around Pandora opened up and spewed forth Slag. Reactions have been mixed among the users with local celebrity bandit Face McShooty quoted as saying "SHOOT ME IN THE FACE!". We have tried to contact Mr McShooty in an attempt to clarify his statement, but we were unable to get a response.