Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt is currently my least favourite Borderlands 2 DLC. “Why?” you ask? I’ll tell you, I’m a big girl, and hate spiders!
Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt, as the name suggest is focused on hunting, and you are invited to a hunting expedition, with the main pray….huuuuuuge spiders, by the name of Wetland Drifters. I mean hats off to the developers, they’ve nailed just how these long legged, spindly bodied spiders move. If that’s not bad enough to see there things wondering around the area, theres’s the hidden raid boss of Dexiduous the Invincible, I don’t want to give away too many details but, maaaaan!
Anyway, spiders, horrible things, I don’t like them, you get it…let’s move on.
The DLC is played over 3 main areas, with 2 smaller areas attached. With it being a boggy swampland, your available vehicle at the Catch-A-Ride an acid flinging fan boat. Although it handles similar to the Sandskiff from the Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty DLC, it’s a hell of a lot slower.
I’ll be spoiler free with the story, but it’s pretty short, and forgettable, apart from a few one liners, I don’t really remember that much of it, and I’ve only just completed it.
If you’re trophy hunting, you’ve got a grind on your hands. As with all the DLC, there’s a trophy for completing all the side quests, which the majority of them are fairly easy. There is however one that requires you to kill x amount of 6 different creatures. As you can guess by the name ‘I Like My Monsters Rare’, the creatures are rare spawns. Although I picked up the quest fairly early on in the game, I completed the DLC with only half of the quest to do. This resulted in a lot of saving, reloading, running through the areas hoping for spawns, rinse and repeat.
All in all, the DLC was ok, the world was dark and dingy and full of spiders….which I didn’t like.
Approx Time taken to beat – 5 hours
Difficulty setting – Normal
Score – [Rating:3/5]
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