It's just about time for Borderlands 2, and you know what that means.
There's not much to say about Borderlands 2 at this point that hasn't already been said at least twice, but in case you somehow missed it, it's basically you and a few friends against an entire planet of lunatics, psychos and kooks, none of whom are too overly inclined to keep their violent impulses in check. Think The Wild Bunch in space (presumably with a slightly-more-upbeat ending) and you'll have a pretty good idea of what it's all about.
The cameo by the cast of the original Borderlands is fun and Handsome Jack's insistence that he's hero and you're just a trouble-causing no-goodnik is interesting, but for the most part, what you see is what you get: violent mayhem on an epic scale. This ain't Shakespeare, kids; to paraphrase the great Samuel L. Jackson's commentary on Snakes on a Plane, "You either want to play this, or you don't."
Borderlands 2 comes out September 18 - otherwise known as tomorrow - for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.