I am seriously having a love affair with Borderlands right now. I don't consider myself the biggest FPS fan, but on the other hand, I really love fast, run-and-gun type shooters. (No tactics for me, thanks.) I also prefer shooting aliens/monsters/goons with lightning/plasma/ray guns (as opposed to actual human beings with M-16s), and Borderlands has everything I love. In spades. Not to mention the fantastic visuals. Seriously, I don't think the reviews even did it justice. I also love me some good old-fashioned loot porn, and B-Lands has that, too. If Borderlands 2 introduces some kind of enchanting system, it will be AMAZING.
The story of the game, paper-thin as it is, is actually pretty well-written. The dialogue is also sharp. (Pay attention to the chatter from the enemies during a firefight.) Some truly clever stuff is often heard from Claptrap, the cute little robotic mascot dudes. And later this year, you will be able to buy your very own Claptrap action figure! How exciting is that? Figures.com has the scoop.
Now if you will excuse me, I have to go shoot a midget psycho in the face with a flaming shotgun.