Borderlands 2 ‘Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragons Keep’ – A Brief Review

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on July 5, 2013
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gaming-bl2-tiny-tina-dlc-screenshot-3Now I’d like to start this review by saying that I hate the idea of DLC. It makes makes me feel like some times the developers of the games are purposely making an unfinished game, selling it for full price, and charging you more money to play what should have already been a complete story (*cough cough* Assassin’s Creed 2 and Resident Evil Racoon City.) However there are some instances where a DLC works great like with Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragons Keep definitely falls into the latter category. For this is the fourth story DLC for Borderlands 2.

For this instalment the lovely Ashley Burch from ‘Hey Ash Whatcha Playin’ reprises her Role as the voice of Tiny Tina, but enough about my obvious crush on Ashley; now for the story. The story takes place after Rolands death. Now Tina and the first group of Vault Hunters sit down and play a game of Bunkers and Badasses (A Dungeons and Dragons type-game). The new Vault Hunters are the characters within Tina’s story and must go on a quest to save the princess from the evil handsome sorcerer. The game its self is uses as a sort of mechanic to help Tina deal with Rolands death as she starts the game in denial of his passing. I found this interesting since most people associate video games as a sort of way to release and express anger. This game, while still using it’s classic brand of comedy and pop culture references can still have a deep and emotional way to show that feeling of mourning.

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Gameplay-wise it’s amazing and unique. The game takes place using Tina’s imagination so things can change in an instance. For example; what started out as a nice peaceful village with rainbows; everything suddenly turns into eternal night, there’s spooky music, and the whole area begins to smell like butts, and dead people. You then immediately fight an unbeatable boss that can kill yo with one hit, only to be replaced by a more manageable boss. Along your quest you will meet all sorts of new enemies like dragons, dwarves, knight, orcs, ect. there are also new sort of guns shields, classes, and grenade mods. Many of the original games and other DLC characters also make appearances in this DLC too.

‘Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragons Keep’ DLC offers anywhere from 10-16 hours of gameplay and I must say this DLC is totally worth it the price and then some.

  • Paulo Moreno

    This review answered any relevant questions I had about this DLC, ranging from it’s back story to it’s game-play. As if Gearbox and 2K Games did not already own my Microsoft points before they even thought of this brilliant idea, but the fact that it is mostly voiced by Mr. Ruales’ crush just makes it all the better. This just strengthens the inevitable.