AT LEAST IT'S NOT 'MOXXI'S UNDERDOME'

Despite the premise of a tournament of badasses, at least "Campaign of Carnage" is nothing like the oft-maligned "Moxxi's Underdome" DLC from the first Borderlands (though Moxxi does appear here to play a part). Rather than just being a straightforward arena (Gearbox won't repeat that mistake), "Campaign" sends you on quests to track down the leading badasses, who are reticent to give up their positions (to say the least).

You'll fight through armies of biker bandits and airborne cadres of weaponized buzzards, all the while being verbally abused by a hot-blooded 16-year-old badass, a bodybuilder convinced your character is a noodly-muscled wimp, and more hilarious antagonists.

In other words: "Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage" has got personality.

These characters—the obese biker chick, the hotshot teenager, the bodybuilding blimp pilot—make up plenty of the game's requisite funny, though they never quite hit the highs that Mr. Torgue does. That's okay, though.

Here's another way to sum it up: in that official "ask me anything" session on reddit, Mr. Torgue responded to a question asking about the different between his and Moxxi's expansions with the following gem:

"MORE EXPLOSIONS AND MORE BAD GUYS AND MORE GOOD GUYS AND MORE QUESTS AND ALSO I'M IN IT WHAT THE F*CK ELSE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW." Well put, sir.

 

BUT HEY, IT'S MORE BORDERLANDS

If you're still on the fence about dropping another wad of cash on more Borderlands 2 DLC, especially when it's not exactly the highlight of the series, you need only answer one question: do you want more Borderlands 2? Because that's what you'll be getting with "Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage."

It's got all the ingredients: hilarious writing, ridiculous characters, insane weapons and loot, jolly cooperation, and a new vault to open. There's even another super badass level 50 boss to take on with your experienced friends once the main missions are over, in addition to multiple side quests and other distractions.

So how about it? Are you down for more Borderlands 2, or are you still holding out for the "Zombie Island" or "Robot Uprising" of this installment?

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