Conclusion: Mercenary Day is easily the most successful of Borderlands 2’s Headhunter Packs, thanks to how well it captures the wit and creativity of the series. Its off-kilter take on holiday cheer kept me smiling for a half hour, but the content it offers is still too sparse and too similar to what’s come before to really impress.
Pros: Holiday humor, Sense of place, Fun, familiar gameplay
Excerpt: I’m feeling a little sad right now as I have had to retire Mordecai the Hunter at level 69 with a bloodwing that has pillaged it’s way through many a loot drop, come face to face with the destroyer, made Moxxi moist by playing her bizarre game of Horde, defeated ninja claptraps and with a little help from my friends, Let Crawmerax know how we get daan. Yup, my hunter and me have had many stories to tell and each one a memory that will stay with me for a long time.
Conclusion: Gearbox Software is trying something new with Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. Other Borderlands 2 DLC had a new character and a batch of missions for players to work their way through, but that’s not the case with Tiny Tina. There’s no new character in this DLC, and it takes a departure from the world of Pandora. Instead you’re transported to a magical realm filled with magic, dragons and all the other standards you’ll see in a fantasy game.
Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep Review
2 July 2013
Summary: Assault on Dragon Keep delivers the laughs and gunplay you'd expect, but it also offers a lot of poignancy and a lot of touching moments while borrowing basically no assets from the base game. Despite some annoyances, this is a fantastic close to Borderlands 2, and comes highly recommended.
Summary: It’s entertaining from beginning to end, and with the four character classes, True Vault Hunter mode for the hardcore, and online co-op, we’ll be playing this game for a long time to come. Price $60 , www.borderlands2.com , ESRB: M Note: This review was taken from the Holiday 2012 issue of the magazine.
Excerpt: It makes me sad to see a game that I love get such a stinker of a DLC, and I’m not sure any of my other characters will be making the trip to Aegrus. Maybe if a patch comes out to fix witch doctors they’ll go, but until then Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt is to Borderlands 2 what Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot is to the original game. And the level cap still hasn’t been raised, which is baffling to me.
Pros: Lots of new enemy types, elemental weapons on the fanboats
Cons: Short campaign, witch doctors are terrible, the first playthrough feels like a second
Excerpt: You may not know this, but Gearbox Software has been quietly outsourcing at least part of the development of their Borderlands 2 DLC packs to various developers. Plano, TX developer Triptych made Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty while California-based The Workshop made my favorite BL2 DLC so far, Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage , and then we're back to Triptych again for this third pack, Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt .
Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt review
17 January 2013
Summary: Big Game Hunt is certainly worth a play if you've got the Season Pass, but if you're buying it by itself then its numerous weaknesses make it harder to recommend. It's not bad, but it's not Campaign of Carnage.