Review of Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty - wasteland for pirates

Author: Krystian Smoszna
Date: 2013-01-13 09:45:00
The review was based on the PC version.

In the opinion of many, the second installment of the Borderlands series is the best Gearbox Software product that has ever seen the light of day and it is not surprising - Americans learned a lesson from the mistakes made in the original and bred a total sequel that without feeling ashamed could stand up for the title of the best shooter last year. Like the previous game, the developers planned to develop their work in four paid add-ons. Due to the fact that the third of them will debut on the market any moment, it is a good opportunity to look at the previous two extensions, which have not been discussed in detail by us, and have been available for a long time. The first one to go will be the adventure released in October called Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty .

After buying and installing the add-on, a whole new area appears on the world map: Oasis. The territory not available in the base can be visited at the beginning of the game - just use the first quick travel point, which is located in Claptrap's winter hideout. A visit from an inexperienced hero to a sun-drenched resort will be of no use. The authors set their enemies' experience at the fourteenth level, which means that starting from scratch players a few hours warm-up in the usual campaign, unfortunately, will not miss.

In terms of volume, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty looks impressive - one can easily be tempted to say that in terms of scale, this add-on is in no way inferior to extensive extensions from before the DLC era and ridiculing producers trying to push all kinds of crap for excessive amounts. Eager adventurers eager for new adventures await as many as eight new and extensive locations, nine missions that are part of the main storyline and sixteen optional side quests, one of which (searching for pirate treasures) occurs five times, each in a different area. The fun doesn't stop there. After completing the eight chapters campaign, Oasis unlocks two raid scenarios for very experienced heroes, focusing on killing the extremely demanding bosses. Their destruction is awarded with crystals (Seraph) not found in the base, for which you can buy a unique weapon, marked in pink. Completing all the attractions prepared by the authors is a challenge for at least ten hours.

The weakest element of the add-on is the campaign itself , which after the events we witnessed in the "two", unfortunately, does not make a great impression. The story focuses on the search for the legendary treasure - its location will show us a mysterious compass, which must first be assembled from parts scattered here and there. The lack of well-drawn and expressive characters in Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty - only very messed up Shade and Herbert in love with her ears give advice, but these are the heroes of the second plan, who appear literally for a moment and, in fact, do not contribute much to the story. A bit of disappointment can also be disappointed in the pirate shell, which theoretically should drive this product. Slightly different I imagined the transfer of sea robbers to Borderlands climates, although I must honestly admit that in this respect the product of the company Triptych Games also has its good moments.

The authors boast that a lot of new opponents are appearing in the expansion, but these are only appearances - most of them are dyed rivals from the "two". Clothing opponents in pirate Laszki and renaming the labels on pirate fashion (Corsairs, Bukanierzy etc.) Is definitely not enough to get rid of the impression of a repeat of entertainment, especially that most of them behaves exactly like a stand, for example. Grogmaster of with two Molotov cocktails in his hands he runs towards the break of the neck towards the players and detonates in their vicinity exactly like Suicide Psycho. The only noteworthy group of non-Germans are stronger counterparts of Bukanier. Mountains of meat covered in armor can make life very difficult when exchanging fire - attacking from a distance harpooners (Harpooner), pulling anchors (Anchorman) or scattering anti-personnel mines (Mine Layer). Interestingly, some variety from the tedious fight with pirates turn out to be Hyperion robots, which appear more frequently in the Eridium refinery, but it should be emphasized that since Borderlands 2, Jack's machines have not been enriched by any new units.