Yesterday, Eurogamer posted a Borderlands 2 article in which lead designer John Hemingway discussed the Mechromancer, a DLC-only character currently in progress. She’s a small girl with a mechanical arm, and will have a skill tree designed for folks who “suck at first-person shooters” but want to play with others – in Hemingway’s words, “for the lack of a better term, the girlfriend skill tree”. Unsurprisingly, the reactions to Hemingway’s comments haven’t been entirely positive. Read the full story at The Guardian.
Borderlands 2 ‘girlfriend mode’: why a casual misstep matters
Author: Shelly Palmer
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