Why Borderlands should last forever
Borderlands shares traits with the MMO genre in its structure, but not its longevity
Borderlands shares traits with the MMO genre in its structure, but not its longevity. The game ends at around the 30-hour mark, once you’ve toppled every sidequest, augmented your arsenal to the max and beaten the main storyline. Still, there’s a way this game could go on indefinitely – how? By raising the level cap and constantly feeding new content into the game, through MMO-style expansions.
This (admittedly unlikely) scenario would sell the game to a much wider audience, I think. At the moment, players are reaching the end by the 20-hour mark when really, the class system could be extended beyond this, while new, more powerful creatures would keep many players engaged over a long period of time. Would you play Borderlands for 50+ hours? Sound off…