The 3rd addon from the Gearbox guys, and they’ve finally got it right ! I can only assume they felt a tad guilty for the other 2, and really pushed the boat out with this one.
As with the other Borderlands DLC, you get an additional location on your fast travel point, which takes you to T-Bone junction. At this location you will find a lot of familiar faces from the main game and the previous 2 DLC.
30 seconds away from the spawn point you will find Scooter and Athena, and just up the road you’ll find Marcus, and down the road a little you’ll find Mad Moxxi.
Basically, there is a story to it, which is simply “Find and kill General Knoxx”, on the way you’ll get to travel up and down this long stretch of highway (spanning 5 areas), and in no more that 3 new vehicles !
What they’ve also done, is been kind enough to raise the level cap, so all you people who have played through, and were bored and stuck at level 50, you now get to aim for level 61. I did however have a slight problem with the level. When I started playing the game, I was level 46, which was too high for playthrough 1, but too low for playthrough 2 (starting mobs were level 51), so I had to use the playthrough 1 which made the game a little too easy (starting mobs were level 36)
It was nice to see some new mobs, new guns, new areas and new bosses. As you can imagine, playing through at 10 levels over the mobs, they went down easy, I think when I took out Knoxx, I was 10 levels above him.
Now I’m not sure if I did things in the wrong order, but me being me, I did all the side missions and tried to leave Knoxx till last. Even doing it this way, once I’d finished with Knoxx, a load more missions opened up to me, and as I completed these, even more opened up !
1 cool feature they’ve added is the arena, this is only my assumption, but it seems like they liked the idea of the Mad Moxxi’s Underground Riot, but took onboard the feedback of no xp etc etc, so implemented this into an arena here. Similar to Mad Moxxi’s, it’s wave after wave of mobs, but this time we have the joy of achievements and xp.
I really enjoyed this addon, and if I you are only going to buy 1 Borderlands DLC, then this is the one to get ! Took me around 20 hours to clean up, and I still haven’t got all the achievement.
1 little bit of advice, go see Marcus as soon as you can, as the mission he has for you is a grinding one, might as well do it as your battling your way through the game
Approx Time taken to beat – 20hours
Difficulty setting – Normal
Score – [Rating:5/5]
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