While most will argue that this games is multiplayer only, i guarantee you will enjoy this fps rpg. there are 4 classes to choose from. starting from left to right there is the Soldier named Roland. this is my class, it comes with specialization in assault rifles and shotguns (although my main weapon is a Maliwan 4X Incendiary Sniper). plus, for his special skill he can summon an automated turret that can be upgraded to resupply ammo, heal friendlys, and revive downed allies. next is the Siren Lilith. she specializes in increasing elemental damage for weapons. her special ability is the phasewalk allows her to go invisible to enemies, move faster, and makes her invulnerable. it can be upgraded so cause elemental explosions whenever she enter or exits the phasewalk.
third is the Hunter Mordecai. he specializes in snipers and pistols making him the pinpoint marksman of the group. hs scpacial "ability" is that he owns a "falcon" named bloodwing which he can summon and direct to attack enemies that he cant get to. bloodwing can be upgraded to attack multiple enemies and be made into an elemental. finally up is Brick the Berserker. he specializes in SMGs and Rocket Launchers. his special ability is to go into a berserk rage. while not invulnerable and limited only to melee attacks, he can take down almost anything very quickly. upgrades include more damage, elemental imbued fists, and loot from enemies. now the elements that are included in the weapons and for upgrading the special abilities are fire, electric, caustic and explosive. each type of element is strong against certain enemies and weak to others. but honestly stick with caustic and you cant lose. now the rpg element come into play by earning experience through killing baddies and completing quests. the higher you level the better the loot gets dropped. trying to think about downsides to this games is difficult. while it isnt perfect it does cover up its flaws with so many things done right. i dont do the game justice in this post but please if you get the chance, play borderlands. its kinda difficult at first but you get into flow easily and the story take you to stange places and pits you against stranger foes. then there is the dlc for the game. each pack is easily worth the cash allthough if you play for achievements, dont get to far into the zombie pack with out finding the brain collection quest.