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
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: 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 .
Review: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty Borderlands 2 DLC
30 October 2012
Conclusion: In terms of sheer amount of content, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty might be a steal at $9.99. If you do play and enjoy it, spring for the season pass (as long as you can afford it). In comparison, the Black Ops 2 season pass also grants gamers access to four different batches of DLC, but will cost you $49.99 instead of $29.99. Think about it.
Excerpt: As a campaign pack, Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty is great fun, packed with interesting areas, enemies, and friendly character, and well worth the $10 price of admission. The negatives are certainly there, but I had a ball playing it, and will certainly go back in subsequent playthroughs (which is more than I can say about Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot and Claptrap’s Robot Revolution from the first game).
Pros: 30 new missions, 8 new badass challenges, interesting new enemy types, gorgeous locales, sand skiffs to drive around in
Cons: Raid bosses are annoying, can’t pilot sand skiffs in the main game, no level cap increase
Excerpt: It's been less than a month since Gearbox Software's ridiculously good FPS Borderlands 2 was released, and the developer has been pretty busy since. They released the promised DLC for the fifth playable class, the Mechromancer, a week early - but the bigger surprise was the rather abrupt announcement and release of the first story DLC: Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty .