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Game of the Month September 2012: Borderlands 2
Wub wub wub wub wub wub.

Oh, sorry, that's the sound of us neglecting everything else in favor of shooting stuff. Lots of different kinds of stuff. It's also the sound of different things exploding out of the aforementioned shooted-stuff. Lots of different things. In fact, so much stuff that you couldn't possibly carry it all. But you'd want to, because it's stuff. With numbers. And acid. And fireballs. Oh yeah – some of that stuff shoots acid and fireballs. Sometimes that's not what you want, though. Sometimes you want it to freeze the oft-mentioned shooted-stuff in place and then electrocute it, because electrocution is awesome.

If it isn't abundantly clear, RPGFan's September Game of the Month is Gearbox's Borderlands 2. It's everything the original was, but bigger, more varied, and more polished. There were some great releases in September, but this was one that some of our staff just kept coming back to (and in fact, are still coming back to, especially in light of the recently-announced Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty DLC). The relatively simple main story is an improvement over the original by virtue of the fact that it exists at all, but sharp writing and a bevy of film and game references will keep you hooked throughout. The theme of the game as a whole is one of improvement and refinement: Gearbox has mastered the first-person lootfest.

Cooperative gaming has always had a certain addictive quality to it, and Borderlands 2 scratches that itch with aplomb. Few games can match the pure id-satiating pleasure of a session of Borderlands 2 with some friends, and for that reason, we've selected it as our September Game of the Month.

Now go catch a riiiiiiiide!

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Explore All RPGFan Games of the Month
November 2013: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds October 2013: Pokémon X & Y September 2013: Valdis Story: Abyssal City August 2013: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn July 2013: Shin Megami Tensei IV June 2013: Muramasa Rebirth May 2013: The Night of the Rabbit April 2013: Soul Sacrifice March 2013: Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk February 2013: Fire Emblem: Awakening January 2013: Ni no Kuni December 2012: Crimson Shroud November 2012: Persona 4 Golden October 2012: Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward September 2012: Borderlands 2 August 2012: Guild Wars 2 July 2012: Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] June 2012: The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinov May 2012: Diablo III April 2012: Xenoblade Chronicles March 2012: Mass Effect 3 February 2012: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning January 2012: Final Fantasy XIII-2 December 2011: Star Wars: The Old Republic November 2011: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword October 2011: Dark Souls

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