Borderlands The Pre-Sequel! - Worthy of a pre-order?

Hi there ozgamers!

I recently pre-ordered Borderlands The Pre-Sequel + dlc from Ozgameshop for $38 (with $10 player points voucher) and had an interesting discussion with a mate about whether I should have waited for its release to buy it. From what I have heard and read, it has the same feel and gameplay as Borderlands 2 (which imo is an amazing game which made me pre-order pre-sequel without thinking about it first). But do you think the game may become cheaper more quickly than usual after it's release? Should I have waited for it to come out then order it after a few months? Please let me know what you think!

Note: Just trying to justify my first ever pre order, won't be able to change anything at this point but would be nice to learn about how everyone else buys new games :)

Edit: Also forgot to mention I bought the PC version.

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    If you like it, then it was worthy of preorder. :) If you can't change it, don't worry about it, and just enjoy the game when you get it! Didn't BL2 use the same engine as BL1? And had similar gameplay, too…well, either way, doesn't matter as long as you enjoy it.

    I don't preorder games because the prices drop fairly fast, and I don't get a discount for preordering, but that's just me, haha.

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      That's fair enough, thanks for the insight. I'll ask Ozgameshop and see if they will cancel my order. I have 6 months to use my voucher so I'm pretty sure the game will drop within that time.

      Watty

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    Same Feel and gameplay
    Is in space, with new classes, and a laser weapon type

    If you're hoping for more than this from a sequel in 2014, you are hoping for too much. Look at Sims 4; they took stuff out and STILL called it a sequel and whapped a full-price-tag on it. You should be happy about one extra gun type.

    In answer to your question; yes, it will drop in price fairly quickly. The western, multiplat games have been dropping significantly quicker than they used to (Wolfenstein New Order (I know it's European, you shush) is $29 recently). Especially since it'll be 25% off in the christmas steam sale, and lower than that still early next year.

    But with the videogame famine of 2014, who can really be too picky? Buy it full price on day 1, like I will! :D

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      Awesome, though if i buy it on the first day I might as well keep my pre order considering I got it for $38. I'm thinking maybe ozgameshop will drop it's price near christmas and I can then use the voucher on top. Or am I just going nuts over a few dollars? (I'm a ozbargainer!!)

      • +1 vote

        I'd say be happy with $38. I'll end up paying $68 bucks (Console gamer, booooo!) and that's still a fairly cheap price for it on console. I'd reckon $58 min.

        $38 is cheap, man. I am envious >:(

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          Hehe, I'm no winner because I already spent a lot of money on collectables from them to earn the discount (over a long period of time). Might just hold out till release I guess.

    • +3 votes

      Your making a comparison between EA and a relatively decent company, the comparison is invalid.

      EA can only be compared to Poo, or Activision.

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    I still have many games on my backlog.

    I love borderlands but I'll wait until they release complete edition like the borderlands 1 & 2 with their GOTY edition.Complete with all DLCs at reduced price.

    They have announced the season pass for pre-sequel, so…..

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      The problem is I really don't want to wait for a few years to pass till the goty edition drops to like $10. I bought bl2 goty and upgrade pack 2 for $10 bucks this year and felt like I missed out on so much - all my friends had already played the hell out of it and I ended up soloing the game quite a bit (I'm more of a multiplayer person lol).

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    Honestly, if you liked Borderlands and Borderlands 2, I'm sure this is going to be much of the same. Being the Pre-Sequel, its set between the events of Borderlands 1 and 2.

    Just the main thing I would want to point out about it is that it is mostly made in Australia, so at least buying it will support one of the bigger Aussie devs still around. Not only that, but apparently the moon (which is the location of the game) is almost filled with Aussie accents (from what I have been told), meaning it may feel a bit more familiar in that sense.

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      filled with Aussie accents

      Don't know if this will be a blessing or a curse… just look at FFXI's Vanielle shivers

      It could just be that VA having a really high pitch shrill voice, but it felt really weird to hear the accent amongst the other characters too…

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        Filled with Aussie accents.

        This is the SOLE REASON that I feel that both Gears of War 3 and Final Fantasy 13 are the weakest in both franchises.

        And Mass Effect 2. But that was the best one. Miranda just grated my ears every time she spoke.

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      It's not just the voice acting, elements of the game have turned Australian like the introduction of the 'ozkits'.

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    Is it worthy of a purchase? Depends, did you like BL1 and BL2?
    Is it worthy of a pre-order? Naah, for PC, wait till the Steam sales.

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      WHY IS THIS NEGGED!? IT MAKES ME SO MAD THAT I'M USING ALL CAPITALS!!!

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        I upvoted it because I wanted to see what people thought about pre-sequel. I think people negged it because usually buying from steam doesn't get you the best deal. Like pre-sequel is 70usd for a preorder on steam, whereas ozgameshop has it for $48.

        • +1 vote

          You don't have to buy from AU steam always :) GMG, Nuveem, etc etc etc.
          I love random baseless neg votes. :)

          Also, Steam sales = other shop fronts start their sales (Amazon, GMG, etc)

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          Yeah I buy from places like gmg, but anywhere that is trustworthy for a good price is where I'll be lol. Thanks for the insight! :)

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          @watty:
          Nuveem is pretty good. It's a proper BR online shop. They post in the product page if the game is region locked. And also supposedly refund money if it is. Check some reddit posts about it. You need Hola or any other vpn to purchase off them. Reddit has all the steps outlined. Shadow of Mordor was $33 USD for example.

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          @shadowarrior: Nice! I'll look into it, thanks mate.

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    If you think Borderlands is too samey, just wait until Gearbox's new game comes out, which is basically Borderlands with swords!

    Hey. It's a safer bet than trying to resurrect dead games for fan appeal. R.I.P. Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens Colonial Marines.

  • +1 vote

    I'm not bothering with pre-orders anymore. I buy digitally where I can and it's not like they'll run out of stock. Even with popular games, there's usually enough to satisfy everyone. The only time I would pre-order is if there is a good deal before it comes out and I want to lock it into that price.

    • +1 vote

      Trudat. Everyone was like "WOAH, PRE-ORDER DESTINY TO GET VANGUARD PACK!" and I rocked up to EB and they had a buttload of the 'super special pre-order only' edition on the shelf.

      EDIT: I'd like to also add that the actual 'limited edition content' was disgusting in terms of longevity.

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    Thanks for the insights everyone!

    I emailed Ozgameshop and they were more than happy to give me a refund. Now wait for the game to come out and drop in price :)

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