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All the original goodness but with more
on 3 November 2013
Borderlands 2 was always going to be bigger. Given the success of the Sleeper hit original. And, unsurprisingly here is the GOTY version and to say it's worth getting is to underplay the value and potential hours of fun to be had her.
We go back to Pandora with 5 new characters (originally four but this set includes the necromancer which we'll go into later)again looking for 2the vault". This time around though the planet has been taken over by a sociapath called Handsome Jack, who is the head of Hyperion, the fictitious weapon maker of the original. And the vault, well the 4 old playable characters are now allied together as NPC comrades who eventually talk you into fighting for peace and the defeat of Jack
Again whilst the campaign is solid as a single player it is really designed for co-op and this has been massively improved on. Not that co-op on the original was bad but here it is more smooth and satisfying. There is also a more varied environment with toxic caves and frozen zones to really show off the cartoonish visuals BL fans love.
But the real deal maker is the DLC though
The first is Captain Scarlet, a pirate inspired quest but with more of a return of the Jedi twist with sand skiff al la jabba the Hutt and a hilarious reference to Hunter L Thompson fear and loathing in LA style
Mister Torgue's.. is slightly similar to Moxxis Underdome except not rubbish. This also has proper missions and all give XP. No more fighting for nearly an hour with only a trophy on the XMB to show for it
The best DLC though is Tiny Tina's, a dungeons and dragons style caper. It also is the most hilarious
The Hunters DLC is not quite as good as the rest but overall there is a good variety here and on the whole slightly better than Borderlands original 4 (though we are including the aforementioned Underdome.
If you haven't played Borderlands 2 yet this is a great excuse to go out and buy this great value set.