The lights are on
Hold on. Back up. Borderlands has a story? Apparently so, and it's being recorded in book form in the upcoming novel, Borderlands: The Fallen.
The book goes on sale Tuesday, November 22, and is written by John Shirley (who also wrote BioShock: Rapture). Here's how it starts:
"Riding the bus from the spaceport to Fyrestone, looking out the dusty, louvered window at the craggy gray-blue landscape, the aluminum-blue sky, McNee can't believe he'd talked himself into coming back to this vicious planet. It was all Roland's fault..."
Of course, Roland is the soldier from Borderlands, and seems to be the star of this story. I understand creating novels for series like Mass Effect and The Elder Scrolls, but Borderlands just doesn't have that rich narrative background that makes me care more about the characters or the world. If I were writing a Borderlands novel, it would pretty much just be: "Shoot skags. Get better guns." The end.
In the comments below, write your own two-sentence Borderlands novel. You can get inspiration from this 37-page (!) excerpt from Borderlands: The Fallen.
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Is this supposed to be the bridge between Borderlands 1 and 2?
"I saw a *** brute in the distance. I charged it without caution since my shotgun shot flaming buckshot, but the brute did not drop anything and I was sad."
Basically what Chaos said. This really could work. I am currently enjoying Rapture too, so maybe it (The Fallen) won't be as bad as we think!
I like treasure and guns. I want more treasure and guns
At long last, he had finished it. The man who had mercilessly butchered his family lay dying on the floor, judgment passed as though Heaven's own fury had --
OH ***, THIS SHOTTY SHOOTS ROCKETS!!!
what? Well, if he wrote Bioshock: Rapture....
Oh yeah there was a story. It went, arrive at Fyrestone; kill bad guys; get better guns; walk around; kill more bad guys; get even better guns; fight giant monster; never see inside of vault. The end.
Let's hope this can create a decent storyline for borderlands, the world definitely seems interesting enough.
Bang. Bang. Bang. Upgrade Bang Bang Bang
Thanks for the news tip! I now have something to put on my Christmas wishlist!
I was never really a fan of Borderlands, I didn't really enjoy it that much. :)