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: 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
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!
Excerpt: I've got a confession to make. Towards the end of Borderlands ' cycle of downloadable content, I feared for the future of the franchise. My enthusiasm toward Gearbox's wildly successful role playing shooter has been extensively documented, but the formula started to feel a bit stale by the time we reached Claptrap's New Robot Revolution .
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: 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
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.
Excerpt: There are an insane number of guns in the game, and they grant some nice boosts to the damage you inflict. Your character can’t equip weapons that are too powerful, though, so there’s always motivation to level grind together with friends, and to set up impromptu weapon swaps when you’re meeting up after playing in separate parties with other chums.
The gun makes the man in Gearbox’s brilliant Borderlands 2
Quarter to Three
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.