Borderlands 2 Will Have 200-300 Enemy Types
Well, we already knew Borderlands 2 was going to be big. They wouldn’t have optimized it for Nvidia’s Geforce 680 for nothing. The map is twice as big as the one found in the original Borderlands, which is a hell of a lot of room to run around in. So what ever will they do with all that space? Fill it with hell of enemies, that’s what.
Talking with Joystiq at Comic Con, Jasper Foreman, Gearbox’s lead AI programmer, let spill the huge number of enemies, and better, how smart they are. There are, he said, 15-20 distinct types of enemies in the game. However, each type has several variants, bringing the total number of enemy types players will face to somewhere between two and 300. They also posses greater strategic ability, for instance the Maurader, which will “dodge, dip, dive, duck and dodge.” They’ll have to, since there’s going to be a lot of similarity.