What are everyone’s thoughts on the new DLC/Update after the first few hours of release? Here are my first takes. SPOILERS AHEAD
• Avas Murder Mystery Quests
Firstly I’ll start with Avas Murder Mystery side quest chain which was much lengthier than I thought it would be. The Promethea quest in Eschaton Row has an amazing murder mystery ambiance and feel to it. Alongside the awesome music this was a very strong start to the story. However, on the opposite end of the spectrum we have the Eden-6 quest in Enochs Grave. This portion feels very uninspired and the location was much to similar in comparison to everywhere else in Eden-6. This was the weakest part of the story in my opinion. Thirdly we had the Pandora quest on Karass Canyon which has some cool areas, a bunkers and badasses reference, and a NPC named Beef. Sounds like a good time to me. Lastly we have the Nekrotafeyo quest on Scryers Crypt and HOLY HECK!!! The mission itself was relatively slow paced but boy oh boy the amount of lore we got had me on the edge of my seat. The mission finishes on a crazy cliffhanger with the implication that Lilith is somehow still alive which made my jaw drop all together. Overall this portion of the DLC was really fun and the only downside to it is that 3 of the 4 new locations have literally no reason to return to them as there is only one boss you can farm which is located on Nekrotafeyo. (Side note - Avas character surprisingly wasn’t that bad throughout the DLC)
• Hemovorous The Invincible
Pretty fun raid boss, seeing Vermi return as a mini boss alongside Hermi is a welcome surprise as well. The new gear and loot is decent so far. I’ve completed about 15 runs and have only found a new sniper which I’m enjoying, a grenade that seems to be meh, and tons of new allegiance artifacts that seem to be niche pieces of gear I’ll probably never use + these artifacts seem to drop way to often. Otherwise drop rates for everything else seem to be pretty low across the board. Overall it’s a fun but somewhat easy fight that adds to the end game which is always a good thing.
• Vault Cards
They take a while to level up but if you’re looking for a reason to grind Borderlands this’ll be one of your main reasons to come back and play at least one or twice a week.
• Maurice’s Black Market Machine & Crazy Earls Reroll Machine
Two amazing additions to the game. 250 eridium might be a little pricey for the Reroll Machine considering how many useless annointments are in the game but I don’t see it as a major issue as it beats out farming perfect gear with the perfect anointment.
I’ve still been unable to test the Diamond Armory on Sanctuary III or find any of the new Class Mods so I’ve yet to form an opinion on that. I also don’t have much to say about the new loot in general as I haven’t really tested any of it in depth.
My overall impression is that this DLC is one of the best Borderlands content drops in a long time. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I thought DLC 4 and 5 were poorly designed and I missed the feeling of a good story being told or the fact that we ended on that insane cliffhanger but I haven’t felt this much excitement towards a Borderlands game in well over a year and if you’re on the fence about buying this DLC I certainly think it’s worth the money.
Everyone else feel free to drop their first impressions after completing the DLC!!