With this being the first DLC released for Borderlands 2, one would expect the Vault Hunter or Hunters to be catapulted into an epic world after defeating Handsome Jack presumably by now. The story begins in the town of Oasis where the Vault Hunter meets Shade, the lonely resident of said town. Shade has quite the annoyance factor. He’s like the kid brother who has stayed the kid into adulthood. Eventually, the Vault Hunter meets Captain Scarlett and her pirate crew whereby they seek to find a mystical compass. At this point, it sounds like a Pirates of the Caribbean remake, and this DLC pretty much covers the Pirates trilogy. After going through the paces, the Vault Hunter finally confronts the Leviathan and opens a pirate’s trove of weapons.
With all that said and done, Captain Scarlett was entertaining enough. Her booty, or rather the Leviathan’s, was a bit lacking. However, some of the mission weapon rewards were slightly better. The enemies were basically skins of the bandits of Borderlands, now with a pirate theme. With the exceptions of the Anchormen and Depthchargers, there was nothing particularly new. Compared to the Borderlands 2 DLCs so far, the original Borderlands DLCs have been far more creative and enjoyable (although shorter…and hilarious.)
Overall, it deserves a 7.0 out of 10. Scarlett saved the day, and everything else was a step above mediocrity.
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