After weeks of waiting, Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt DLC is finally released to the Borderlands 2 masses and it doesn’t disappoint. Sir Hammerlock is the same dry old British hunter/biologist/explorer out to kill something new and exciting and he has invited you along to do all the leg work. This is just a bigger extension of what he had you doing in the main game. There are only five new enemy types. Witch Doctors, Savages, Borok’s, Scaylion’s and Spores.
The game takes place in the Hunter’s Grotto, a land of swamps, caves and plateau’s. Here you’ll face off against Savage’s who wear masks to protect themselves from headshots, carry shields, tote guns and chuck spears. Witch Doctors have their own special elemental attacks, and they can heal and level up the Savages along with healing themselves. Monsters in the DLC consists of the Borok, which are elemental spitting reptiles, Scaylion’s, which are giant armored scorpions, and the Drifters from the General Knox campaign make a return. There’s also giant winged Elemental Spores that spew elemental attacks and launch smaller versions of themselves. The game gives you a new ride, a fan boat. It looks different but handles just like the hover boat from the Captain Scarlet DLC. It gets the job done and fits in with the swampy terrain perfectly. Claptrap (CL4P-TP) shows up to deliver some humor and quests. There’s also a new nemesis for the vault hunter to tackle. Dr. Nakayama, a mad scientist wanting revenge for the death of Handsome Jack. The only problem is, Dr. Nakayama is new to this sort of thing and its clear he has no idea what he’s doing or gotten himself into.
Now this is where the antics kick in and hilarity ensues, but Sir Hammerlock is never given much dialogue to do so. He attempts to become friendly with the Vault Hunter by calling you friend, chum and pal but never comes close to the renaming of the “Bullymongs” to “Bonerfarts”. In Borderland’s 2: Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt you literally get what you got from him in every other quest you accepted from him in the main game. If you didn’t like Sir Hammerlock’s side quests and dry British wit, then you won’t like this DLC. If you liked it and want more of Sir Hammerlock, then you’ll want this DLC. The game tops out at about 8+ hours give or take and has plenty of other quests to complete even if you manage to finish off Dr. Nakayama early.
+ More Sir Hammerlock.
+ New monsters.
+ More guns.
-Need more quests, a bit too short.
-Needs more monster and enemies in general.
-Needs more of everything.
-Heads to mount on a wall.
-Mustaches. I didn’t get my mustache.
Available on: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Version Reviewed: PlayStation 3