The game Borderlands is a very cool mash-up of Diablo-style hack/slash/loot gameplay within a first person shooter framework, all wrapped up in a sweet cell-shaded skin. Add in a wicked sense of humor and robot ninja assassins and you’ve got a game that’s oozing with style. Said ooze begins at the very beginning, with the intro cinematic, thoughtfully provided for your entertainment:
Ah, but what is that catchy song playing? Why it’s “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked”, by Cage The Elephant. According to Wikipedia, Cage The Elephant is an American rock band, but looking at their song charts, it looks like they get more play on the alternative stations, which is probably why I had never heard of them until I played Borderlands. I’ll have to check out some of their other stuff.
Bonus full music video after the jump!
Read the rest of this entry