I concur with a lot of that.
I just did it today, in M-8 instead of 10, and I’m kinda glad of that.
Dev: We’ll go into a Vault Hunters Mind!
Us: You did that in Claptasic Voyage
Dev: But we’ll have discontinuous pathways and floating cubes and goofy physics!
Us: You did that in Clappy.
Dev: You’ll fight your own inner deamon at the climax!
Us: Uh, again, Clappy.
Dev: And at the end you’ll have to race against time to loot an area fast!
Us: Well, at least not Clappy, but Knoxx is looking at you.
And so on. So the tale was a bit derivative.
And yeah, the enemy choice was pedestrian, nothing new. And I got my Loader nostalgia fix in the Jackpot, didn’t need them again. What’s with the Dev team and focusing on Hyperion and Jakobs? Lets get a Tediore DLC and see what that’s like.
And golly, some bullet sponges, even only at M-8. The Train was a slog, though the first half was exciting and stressful, lots of FFYLs (that’s for picking me up Maya) but kinda weird that when I got it down to about 1/3 health no more minions appeared, I was just waiting around for the train to stop again not fighting anything. I will say I was a bit sorry I had put my sand hawks away, they would have been good for the belly of the train.
And the final boss was, I’m really sorry to say just a yawner. I never got hurt past my shield, and oh my golly gosh did it take all my pistol, SMG, and assault slugs to kill it. But it wasn’t risky, just tedious.
The story was OK, but a bit pop-philosophy trite. Nice seeing Maya again, but not engaging.
And I didn’t find any gear that I thought was better than what I had. A Maliwan shotgun? No thanks.
Of the 4 so far, this is the one that I’m least likely to replay.
But a pleasant few hour diversion I guess.
Oh, and two more little things;
The O.P.Q. System continues to be O.P. Even 7 levels below the lvl 65/66 enemies and it kills everything.
I hit max level 1/3 of the way in to the DLC. Wish I didn’t, wish the progression allowed leveling kinda smoothly along to hit max at/near the end. Now, I have no idea how to do that, it’s a tough problem, but each DLC has been about the same, level cap goes up and you max out 1/3 of the way into the DLC. Makes it a little easier than it would be if you progressed more slowly.