Conclusion: Surely, there will be people who are so hungry to play Borderlands 2 on-the-go, that they’ll be willing to put up with the Vita version’s issues, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Borderlands 2 is a great game, full stop. But very little of what’s made it a blast to play over the last couple of years hasn’t been poisoned by this version’s technical issues.
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.
Excerpt: We loved the original Borderlands for all of its first-person-shooter action, varied gameplay (there was shooting people and driving over them, for example), and lots and lots of guns. In fact, the official claim from developer Gearbox Software was that the game offered 16,164,886 guns, which is almost as big as Gordon Mah Ung ’s personal collection.
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.