Full disclosure, when I first booked my appointment to check out Motiga’s Gigantic most of the folks I talked to wondered why I wanted to check out “yet another” MOBA title. Due to the insane success of free to play MOBA titles such as League of Legends and Dawn of the Ancients 2, designing the next great MOBA has become a quest of sorts for developers everywhere, and for good reason, success means a whole lot of cash and quite a bit of glory. After about five minutes with Gigantic I was blown away with how unique a specimen it really was and may have actually had more Team Fortress in its DNA than League of Legends. Gigantic is a tactical class based action game at its core, and it turns out its core is made of gold.
You have to hand it to Game Informer Magazine; in an age where print media is dying a slow and agonizing death (sorry Borders) GI continues to sell quite well. Sure, their sales are partially due to some demon-blood-pact with Game Stop, but you have to admit their latest covers have been close to frame worthy. This month’s Game Informer features the sequel to everyone’s favorite FPSORPG Borderlands 2. The biggest revelation is that the four main protagonists from the original Borderlands would in fact return, but only as NPCS. That’s right folks, you’ll have four brand new anti-heroes to choose from on your co-op romp of destruction. The article includes a little information on the following topics: new weapons, custom guns, updated graphical engine, improved AI, and much much more. We’re still a long way away from Borderlands 2, but all of us here at NA are already incredibly excited. Just remind me to not play another melee-sniper; that was just a bad idea….