Monday, September 15, 2014

Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage

Year: 2012
Genre: First-Person Shooter, Action Role-Playing

  • Platform: PC
  • Hours logged: 5.0
  • Playthroughs: 1
  • Rating: 10/10

Notes and Discussions:
  • Shane (8/25/2014): Before I played Assault on Dragon's Keep I played through Mr Torgue's Campaign of Carnage.  This was the first of the Borderlands 2 DLC that I tried actually.  I started it before I had finished all of the main storyline, which was a very small mistake.  There were a few small spoilers in this story that I won't post publicly because I try to not be a dick, when I can.

    The thing that struck me most was that I loved the Mr. Torgue character.  His childlike excitement for adrenaline is, in a word, awesome.  Things in this man's world were excessive by design and obviously took constant effort to maintain.  He is the personification of single-minded devotion to that which you love in a chaotic frontier full of murderers and psychopaths.

    The content in this expansion is much of the same that you can find in the base Borderlands 2 game.  That is probably part of why I loved it so.  The story was a nice blast.  There were one-on-one matches where things went wrong.  The writing was top notch.  The new weapons were... again, more of the same.

    I am short on words to describe how contentedly cheerful I felt when I finished this DLC.  I want to see the story again and interact with the characters more.  If Mr. Torgue was a real person I would want to hug him.  Then we could go out and blow up a car or something.

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