BLTPS: Worst DLC Evah! Agreed?
So I’ve been pondering my season pass. Was it worth it?
My introduction from Borderlands came from my brother who sent me the GOTY edition because he wanted someone to play with him. I was hooked. I picked Lilith and played the crap out of that game.
When BL2 came along, I enjoyed the product so much that I willingly pre-ordered it, which I never do, and bought the season pass (SP). While I felt Captain Scarlet was a weak pack, I felt the rest was awesome and Mr. Torque was a definite improvement over Moxie’s Underdome. Again, played the crap out of it and even grabbed the headhunter packs. Loved it!
Enter BLTPS. I played the Holodome and felt that Moxie’s was better, but I understood that some fans really like that style of play so they were probably catering to them; I understand. So to me the Holodome was DLC #1 for BLTPS. And I thought it sucked. I played through it by myself with my Claptrap, whom I’ve spec’d to be one bad mutha. But then I had the misfortune of listening to this interview on IGN about the new Baroness DLC where the writer claimed that a new character was better than maps/missions as it added more gameplay.* F#~%~ You! What a waste. I want campaigns. I want new maps. Dr. Ned? Awesome! Robolution? I loved it! Torque and Tiny Tina? EXPLOSIONS and MAGIC! I kept waiting for more DLC to hit, not realizing that 2K/GBX* viewed the Doppleganger as DLC. (When I say DLC I mean SP worthy material, characters, to me, ARE NOT SP WORTHY MATERIAL!) I wanted 4 maps/areas like I got in BL1 and BL2. Two characters and a Colosseum-style DLC is crap.
2K/GBX hooked me with BL, I shelled out for BL2 and was not disappointed (on the whole), but they have screwed the pooch with BLTPS. If the next DLC is awesome and makes up for all of this, I’ll edit this post; but I doubt it.
As for the next Borderlands, Pre-Order? Forget about it. Season Pass? F^%& No! I have a wife and can go sex her up. 3:) I’ll wait for GOTY or grab the game once it drops to $20-30.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
*GBX writer, Anthony Burch @ 9:25 - 10:22, as well as the PR person, Jennifer Heinser @ 13:20, refer to this as 3 of 4.