Excerpt: Just when it was starting to seem like there’s only so much you can do to keep Borderlands 2 ’s brand of shoot-and-loot compelling, Gearbox rolled a 20. Indeed, it’s hard to label Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep anything but a labor of love. Hilarious fantasy-RPG references to everything from Dungeons & Dragons to World of Warcraft pepper almost every step of this dungeon-crawling DLC, and it’s generally all handled so well that you’ll have a great time even if, like...
Pros: +, + Five to seven hours of content; widely varied new settings; puzzles; many fantasy references.
Cons: - Few fantasy-themed weapons or skins; experience sags somewhat when Tina’s silent., ? So few
Conclusion: Like Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep is an example of how DLC can match, and in some ways surpass the quality of the original release. With eight to 10 hours of brand-new enemies and locations that have been built from the ground up to look like nothing else in all of Borderlands, it offers a great value, especially to those who can appreciate the cavalcade of nerd culture references it makes.
Pros: Terrific diversity, Tons of new enemies, Fun, smart writing, Lots of content
Excerpt: Borderlands 2 fans were rewarded for their dedication and their never-ending desire for destruction and looting by the release of Krieg the Psycho, who is as badass as they come. In fact he has so much badassery in him that he literally can’t contain himself, which leads to him rampaging around Pandora chasing after bandits and mechs with his buzz axe that sends them straight to the afterlife!
Conclusion: In the end, Borderlands 2 is a great sequel that improves most everything about the original game and fans will love it. If you like co-op games, this is one of the best around. It still has some flaws that have carried over from the first game - mainly bland shooting and loot exhaustion - but it does everything else better and is absolutely the better game overall.
Borderlands 2 Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage Review
24 November 2012
Conclusion: Instead of the relatively straightforward offering found in Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty a few weeks ago, the new Borderlands 2 DLC Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage puts a spin on the classic arena. Instead of the disappointing Underdome in Mad Moxxi’s original Borderlands DLC, Mr. Torgue’s arena is fast, fun, and hilarious.
Pros: Mr. Torgue. Just wow., Lots of content for its price, Yellow weapons!
Cons: Some maps are kind of a pain, Could use more variety in missions, Not many new features/creatures
Excerpt: This one time, I tried playing through Borderlands 2 alone. It didn’t go particularly well. I wandered around a lot, ran from one quest marker to another like a headless chicken. I shot some enemies, ducked behind cover when things got a little too crazy, then emerged to shoot some more. The experience as a whole felt mostly stale, slow-paced right up until the moment everything blew up in my face and my character was down for the count.
Excerpt: Borderlands 2 Developed By: Gearbox Software Published By: 2K Games Released: September 18, 2012 Available On: Xbox 360, PS3, and PC Genre: First-person Shooter/RPG ESRB Rating: M for Mature for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol Number of Players: 1-2 offline, 2-4 online co-op Price: $59.99 In 2009, Gearbox Software released Borderlands, a ridiculously fun RPG-shooter built around loot and crude humor.
Pros: Addictive and effective shoot and loot gameplay, a bazillion guns, hilarious and fulfilling side quests.
Cons: Poor vehicle combat, lack of visual customization, minor visual glitches.
The gun makes the man in Gearbox’s brilliant Borderlands 2
14 October 2012
Excerpt: In an RPG, gear is mostly for your paper doll on the inventory screen, even though it sometimes shows up on the character model, which is really just a 3D paper doll. Your gear’s personality is in the stats. Sure, maybe your pauldrons have spikes on them. That’s pretty cool, but I bet you’re more interested in the effect on your stamina or dexterity. Best case scenario, there’s some sort of particle effect on whatever sword you’re using.