Throwback Back Thursday Review – DLC Remix – Borderlands 2 – Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage

As much as I had enjoyed playing Borderlands 2 without the DLC, a lot of the DLC makes this game even more memorable and it makes it one of those games that I keep going back to play over and over again without question. After playing the first DLC for this game, which you can read about here, I was super excited when it was announced that a new DLC was coming out for this game. Keep reading to see what I thought about Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage.

With the discovery of a new vault, it’s up to the vault hunters once more to go and uncover it. Of course there’s a catch though. You’ll have to fight your way through a bunch of other so-called Badasses to see who is the badass of them all. All of this is hosted by the very memorable Mr. Torgue who has a bunch of funny one-liners and just some crazy things to say that will have you laughing your way through this DLC. Once you prove to Pandora once more that you’re the most badass person around, you’ll be granted access to the vault and tons of loot. Not to mention there are plenty of new boss raids for you to play over and over again to your hearts content.

I love this DLC if for no other reason that it introduces Mr. Toruge. There are plenty of Borderlands characters who are way out there, but none of them are Mr. Torgue. He has to be one of the craziest and funniest characters out there and he really makes this DLC. You’ll also be able to see some familiar faces in this huge campaign of a DLC that can add up to another 8 hours of playtime to your original playtime. The overall story will have you exploring new areas of Pandora that you haven’t seen before and in typical Borderlands fashion have you running all over the place to hunt down all the quests and everything else this DLC has to offer. There’s a bunch of stuff for you to do in this DLC and there’s a bunch of story to go with it showing once again that this was an extremely well planned out DLC.

Matching the first DLC for this game, you can play this DLC whenever your heart desires and it fits into the main story of the game perfectly or is a nice continuation of your already existing story. Everything is basically the same and consistent throughout the DLC so there’s no difference in playing the main campaign or playing the DLC. In both versions I found no bugs or glitches that ruined my experience in any way and I was thankful.

The graphics for this DLC are the same as the rest of the game and they’re pretty awesome. The new areas are well detailed and it shows that a lot of work went into making environments that were new to the game and not something reused from earlier on. I give the Gearbox team a lot of credit because so much work went into the graphics and it not only shows, but it pays off as well.

Finish this DLC and do everything it has to offer to get yourself another 3 trophies no matter what system you’re playing on. There are two trophies that might give you some trouble because finishing all mission can be difficult, especially the racing one, but there is a trick you can find to make the last time limit and then there’s the collecting of the Moxxi pictures. While it’s a pain in the ass to try and get 10 pictures of her to drop, who wouldn’t want to spend their time gathering up 10 pictures of Moxxi, so if you want the trophy you’ll do it.

Like the game itself and the DLC before it, this game was made to be played by multiple people at one time. You can tell by the more epic loot drops and the harder enemies and just the overall gameplay itself. I’ve played this both ways, a few times with some friends and once by myself. I will say that once more it was better to do it with a friend or two instead of by myself, but it was a lot easier to collect the pictures of Moxxi alone because when you play with other trophy hunters it’s all out war as everyone wants to collect the pictures and get the trophy.

Hmm…which console to play on: Playing this on both the PS3 and the PS4 I can honestly tell you that I enjoyed playing on both consoles. I still to this day play on both consoles depending how I feel. If you have the PS4 version of this game then you already have the DLC and should play it anyway, but if you have the PS3 version then you should still buy this DLC because it’s awesome.

Overall I give this DLC a 5 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ EXPLOSIONS! Mr. Torgue loves explosions and there are a lot of them with a really great story line that adds to the overall Borderlands 2 experience.
+ More memorable characters to add to the growing list of characters I hope to see in later games.
+ Great new areas to explore and great graphics to go along with it.

What’s Not So Great:
NOTHING BECAUSE THIS DLC IS AWESOME! <- If you read this in Mr. Toruge’s voice it makes it all worth it.

Another great DLC for Borderlands 2 making it one of my favorites. When it comes to the DLC for this game I really can’t decide on a favorite. There were so many good ones and the first two just blew me away. I thought that they were both some of the best DLC that I had ever played and I was excited for what was to come with the other DLC for this game. Even today at full price this DLC is totally worth it and you won’t regret playing it or buying it.

Now for next week, I was super excited that one of my favorite Borderlands 2 characters was getting his own DLC. Who didn’t love Sir Hammerlock? I sure as hell did and found him to be an extremely memorable character for more than one reason. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt and I’ll let you know more about that DLC next week.

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