DLC Review: Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty and Gaige Character DLC (Originally Posted October 17, 2012)

eh...the title of the dlc is funny cause it's about her butt.

ANYWAY, let's get into this shall we? Seeing as there's two to review I'll do them in chronological order, starting with the Gaige character dlc.

Gaige has been pretty fun so far. Her special ability to summon the robot Deathtrap has saved my bacon more times than I can count....which is where my only problem with Gaige lies; she's incredibly weak. She can't take a hit to save her life. Even boosting her with weapons and a shield from another character she still goes down more often than any other class I've played. 

Outside of that she's been great. Her animations weren't skimped on (I love the summon animation) and her voice acting is good. She reminds me a bit of Tiny Tina mixed with Tannis, two of my favourite characters so it's a match made in heaven.

Her skill trees are somewhat ridiculous, the Ordered Chaos tree being the most. The trees remind me a bit of the Hunter from World of Warcraft except with Borderlands absurdity added to them.

The Best Friends Forever tree effectively turns Deathtrap into a tanking pet, allowing it to protect you or allies while dealing a ton of damage.

Little Big Trouble seems to be all about increasing damage whether it be melee, elemental or gun damage.

Ordered Chaos is just...yeah. I can't even think of how to explain it. Everything has a drawback of some sort in that tree.

Overall Gaige is great and well worth the preorder, though I don't know if she'd be quite worth dropping $10/800 MSpoints on unless you're really looking for a new character.

And now onto quite possibly my favourite dlc I've ever played, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty.

Welcome to the town of Oasis; at first it seems like nothing but small beach shacks crowded around a nearly dry well, ut then you see what's beyond. You see the docks and the stone filled desert beyond. Before whatever cataclysmic event turned Pandora into the waste that it is, this could have been like Coney Island. 

You enter the town and immediately a man named Shade begs you to save him from the pirates trying to steal his water...and that's how it begins. his dlc was extremely meaty, moreso than Mass Effect 3's Leviathan dlc from last month. Playing on and off for a couple hours a day it took two days to finish it. (I actually just finished the final main quest yesterday morning) and I've still got quite a bit left to go for the side missions. Holy shit though, Scarlett's dialoge is hilarious, some of the quests are challenging (I'm also on True Vault Hunter Mode, 44 Siren) and the new area is really fun to explore. There's a bunch of new weapons and enemies to test them out on.

At $10/800 MSpoints, I can't see any reason not to get this. Go, ho onto your console or Steam and pick it up if you don't have the Season Pass.

And here's a bit of a spoiler-y kill guide to the final boss fight.