I never had an orange in a chest but thought the story and interplay between the characters was amazing compared to the first. Since the only way I can truly enjoy going through a game time and again is with a great ( or amusing ) story, 2 got my vote. --- " Dibs on the Vaults"
Liked both games. Characters fell short on the second one, because they tried and failed to get you to care about them.
Mordecai had the most character, followed closely by Brick, and they were both fairly one dimensional. Funny, but nonetheless one dimensional.
Also I seriously liked the DLC from BL1, seeing the DLC for BL2 made me decide not to buy the season pass. --- I used to be capable of having children. Then I took an arrow in the knee... Xbox tag - Dtothe3
Part 2 is the winner so far with me. It seems like they put more time into the graphics and presentation here, and the environments seem more varied and interesting; there's also more noticeable differences in the guns and gear. It also has more of a story, and a great main villain. Part 1 didn't really shine that much until the excellent DLC, but this one was great from day 1, at least to me. --- http://community.modnation.com/en-us/players/ZoomSurtr/creations
I prefer the loot system from the first game, but I think pretty much everything else was improved in the second one. It's a tough call for me. --- ('` | | . |;;; |\ | `'|'` | . /'''\ |\ | |;;; |'') .,) | |,,,|,,, | \| . | . |,,,\,,/ | \| |,,, |"\ GT: Seth Lios
Borderlands 2 does game mechanics, story, skill trees, and environments a lot better. However, the problem in BL2 is there isn't as much of a reason to check chests half the time since the chance of actually getting something useful out of them is extremely low, a problem you would never have to face in BL1.
In the first game, you saw a chest, and you looked forward to the contents that were in it. In BL2, you see a chest and go "Oh boy, maybe this'll get me a good 10k" instead of looking forward to the weapons itself, since most of your gear will most likely come from quests. --- ~Gujin http://i39.tinypic.com/v830c3.jpg http://i.imgur.com/23kzK.gif http://i.imgur.com/EsyAt.gif
I originally preferred BL1's orange drops (including chests/vending machines) but after hitting level 50 and actively farming for oranges in BL2, I get it now. The great feeling you get when an orange finally drops after hours of farming... I prefer BL2 now after that.
I have about 20-something oranges all from my own farming. No duped handouts. Its a nice feeling, makes you appreciate the game even more. --- I am dumbfounded at how many people still don't know how to use google or the internet.