@redswir1 I think what’s most comfortable about Borderlands 2, and Borderlands in general, is that it channels that sense of Halo ‘slowness’. Those big, lethargic jumps channel Combat Evolved perfectly – and given Gearbox’s porting efforts, you can tell the inspiration was reaped first-hand.
Do remember that the skill tree offers upgrades in movement speed etc. That said, I don’t think anything bar Hard Reset or Serious Sam can approach the old id Software magic from yore. Different games, much narrower focus.