I’ve been meaning to post a review for the latest Borderlands 2 DLC, “Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt,” but there was a slight setback in that I hadn’t actually completed the storyline. Maybe it was the lack of a level cap increase, or the fact that with my already all-orange arsenal, I just haven’t felt motivated to play.
Leave it to Gearbox to read my unenthusiastic mind, because this morning I woke up and saw that they had just released three new skins and heads for each character!
So, I decided to buy the new customization packs and log back into the game. Of course, I’d need to go back to Sanctuary to try the new stuff out, and I was still stuck in the middle of Sir Hammerlock’s quest. Decided to open up the game to the public and get through it as quickly as possible.
Honestly, I just wasn’t feeling the DLC. I don’t even think I’m going to review it, because I probably zoned out so many times during the process that it wouldn’t be objective. I equipped an infinity pistol, revived people when necessary, and went through the motions. After we beat the Final Boss, Jackenstein, the only thing that really excited me was that I got ANOTHER new head!
I get where they’re going with Trigger Pull and the whole hunting theme, but it’s not my style. Wish they didn’t cover her hair with the hat (or at least made the hat cute…)
Was less than impressed with this look, so I decided to go through and try the rest of my new purchases. Borderlands describes the new sets as spanning three themes: Domination, Madness, and Supremacy. Each character pack costs $0.99 and includes one head and one skin.
Here are screen captures of all three packs on my siren:
Borderlands 2: Siren Madness Pack
Borderlands 2: Siren Domination Pack
Borderlands 2: Siren Supremacy Pack
I wish I could say I was more excited about the new heads. Throatcutter reminds me of an unoriginal cross between The Sidewinder and One-Eye Spy, while Ascendant is just plain creepy. The only one I felt hit the mark was Pigtail Pugilist, which was a welcome departure from Maya’s typically short hair. The bangs are terrible though >.<
While none of the new heads were enough to convince me to abandon my beloved Kawaii Killer, I was happy to discover that when paired with the Love and Death skin, it looks like her nose is heart shaped! It’s probably my new favorite skin– love the toki-doki style and hot pink color. (Think Pink Pandoracorn on steroids!)
At the end of the day, I’m glad I spent the three bucks for the motivation to get back into the game until the next DLC (and hopefully level cap increase…) comes out in the summer. And I’m all dressed up and ready to kick some Voracidous the Invincible booty! Happy Hunting, y’all!