THIS IS THE SECOND DLC IN BORDERLANDS 2 CALLED MR. TORGUE’S CAMPAIGN OF CARNAGE!!! YOU CAN’T HEAR ME OVER ALL THE EXPLOSION-Y EXPLOSIONS BECAUSE YOU”RE NOT A BADASS!!! YOU ONLY THINK YOU’RE A BADASS!!! OMG, I’M GOING TO STOP YELLING NOW SO I CAN REVIEW THIS DLC!!!
Overall, this is one enjoyable DLC for Borderlands 2 even though there is a lot of YELLING by Mr. Torgue. In a distorted way, this is a take on Mad Moxxi’s Underdome DLC from the first Borderlands, but this time with an actual storyline. There are various challenges implemented by Mr. Torgue throughout the game with three tiers of difficulty that earn Torgue Tokens. These Torgue Tokens can only be used in Torgue vending machines and a couple of slot machines owned by Moxxi. As a side note, it is expected that these challenges to be held among more than one Vault Hunter. To great dismay and oversight, these Torgue tokens do not show up in the inventory as an item like the Eridium bricks.
The storyline in of itself is quite humorous as the Vault Hunter meets up with Tiny Tina and Moxxi. Eventually, the Vault Hunter ranks up the Mr. Torgue’s Badass leaderboard starting from number 5. Then, it becomes Kill Bill as the Vault Hunter kills off the competitors until he or she meets Piston whose ranked number 1. These boss fights get harder and harder as the Vault Hunter goes up the leaderboard and as expected, the Vault Hunter will die. The boss fights are enjoyable; the dying…not so much.
One other major flaw of this DLC like the previous one, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, is that there is a lack of really good weapons whether obtained from bosses, enemies, boxes or elsewhere. The Secret Armory of General Knoxx has been sorely missed as the Vault Hunter could not obtain better weapons (instead of cheating as others have done in this Borderlands).
All in all, if you have the Season Pass, download this DLC immediately as it is a generally enjoyable and humorous experience — a solid 8.8 out of 10 (MAYBE 11). And if you don’t have it…#$%^&#$%^&111!!!
- Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage kicks off in Borderlands 2 next week (joystiq.com)
- Preview: Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage (destructoid.com)
- Become The Number One Badass In The New Borderlands 2 DLC (kotaku.com)