We recently got some hands-on time with Borderlands, the hybrid shooter/RPG due out later this month. We played a massively power-leveled Lilith character in two of the game%26rsquo;s later areas: Old Haven and The Crimson Enclave. Old Haven is a ramshackle city setting, while the Crimson Enclave is the high-elevation fortress of the Crimson Lance. While the new areas stick to Borderlands%26rsquo; muted color palette, they do change things up slightly from what we%26rsquo;ve seen previously.
Above: The peaceful streets of Old Haven
As you saw in the video above, Crimson Lance soldiers are heavily armored and carry big, bulky weapons. They%26rsquo;re Borderlands%26rsquo; Brotherhood of Steel, essentially. We saw a couple of them carrying riot shields, which made them effectively bulletproof from the front. Lilith%26rsquo;s Phasewalk ability was especially useful for getting around behind them.
Above: Civil disobedience will not be tolerated
Above: Not a Helghast
Lucky for us, all the level grinding was done ahead of time so our Lilith was up to level 35 and was decked out with top-shelf weaponry. Now watch as she makes short work of a Crimson Lance patrol and assaults a stronghold.
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