Borderlands 2: PS Vita- Launch Day Problems...

     Well, the new PS Vita Slim is quite a nice portable, but the Borderlands 2 on it already has disappointed me on 2 things.  The first issue was the 4 player co-op being chopped down to 2.  That isn't too awful, but much of the late game and Invincible Raid Bosses were designed specifically for multiplayer, not single player.  I can only hope that battling them will have been properly balanced to compensate for the lack of potential extra players.

A screencap from the Vita
     The second issue comes as a huge surprise, players cannot yet use the cross-save function.  I spent quite a lot of time trying to figure out how to get it to work, then scoped out the forums only to find out that it is currently unavailable.  I love the game, but I don't want to have to start ANOTHER character to play.  Shouldn't this have been mentioned BEFORE the game was released?  Customer Service Rep PaulG on the Gearbox Forums has said there will be a patch for the PS3 version "shortly."  It sure would've been nice to know that preordering the PS Vita Borderlands 2 bundle would've neglected to allow me to continue playing the game from where I left off with one of my other 15 characters.

     Other minor issues I've spotted while testing the game- stuttering and choppy animations, audio was off a couple times, and there were some odd color splotches instead of the normal graphical elements (backgrounds turn into a strange rainbow colored distortion).

     The last problem I've run is the strangest one- it says I've got an "Unloadable Inventory" item or items.  It claims that I've got inventory items that are from downloadable content I do not have (or are not permitted to use) and those affected items will not be loaded.  This is very strange because I can't yet access cross-save, and anything I have in my inventory came from the game I'm currently playing, not to mention the fact I've purchased pretty much every DLC pack available for the PS3 version.  A small but annoying bug.

     One last thing I would like to know is if we'll ever be able to get Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, or any of the 5 Headhunter Packs???  Considering the fact many of us have already bought the main game and all the DLCs, would we get a discount for them if they even get ported over?

     I'll be posting a more thorough review after the cross-save feature has been patched.

     Source [ Gearbox Forums ]

     More Links to Borderlands 2 Support for PS Vita [ Gearbox Forums ]

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