Battleborn is a mix of first-person shooting and a few MOBA mechanics played out with a ton of over-the-top characters.
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Pro Great blend of FPS gameplay and MOBA elements
Battleborn mixes FPS gameplay and MOBA-like elements. You shoot, use special abilities, and gain exp as you kill enemies, allowing you to select new abilities as you level up. This adds a surprising depth to the standard FPS formula since a kill advantage will also make you stronger than your opponent. Fortunately, it's not just about being a good shot, since you also need to plan properly, use abilities at the right times, and know when to take risks and when to avoid them.
Pro Tons of customization for your characters
Thanks to a variety of gear from lootboxes and in-depth skill trees, you have a lot of control over how your character plays. Customizing your preferred character with certain gear with bonuses to damage or defense, for example, and then doubling down on those stats through the skills you pick is a great way to tailor your gameplay experience. You have many ways to make your character your own, which ensures that no two players will have the same experience. Whoever you spend the time to customize the most ends up feeling unique to your playstyle.
Pro Plenty of loot to earn
The huge array of customization comes from all of the loot you earn as you play. Lootboxes are generous, giving tiered rewards such as epic gear, like high-powered weapons that you constantly want to aim for. There's also the nice addition of unique skins that you can unlock for each of your characters, helping them stand out even more from other players who may be using the same ones as you. After every battle, you may find yourself opening as many lootboxes as you can to get as much gear, weapons, and skins as you possibly can.
Pro Exciting online and local co-op
Playing Battleborn with a group of friends makes for a great time. Whether you move together as a tight-knit team or go off on your own and take down others as you see fit, you have the added bonus of being able to coordinate what happens to your team members. Having this advantage makes the gameplay more interesting, as you get the chance to plan out strikes for the best kill advantages. Talking over with your team on the best ways to take risks or hold back opens up ways for you all to earn as much experience points as possible and earn the best loot that you can.
Con Boring story mode
There is little story in the game, and what there is, is often uninspired and boring. The narrative is pretty basic, and it will sound too familiar to you if you've played other popular shooter games. The gameplay in the story mode is also a bland horde mode that throws the same types of side missions at you over and over again. There's sadly not much here that's fresh or interesting.