Developer: Gearbox Software
Cost: 800MSP (or included in 2400MSP Season Pass)
Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty Review (XBOX 360, PS3, PC)
Avast, me hearties! Last week, Gearbox released Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, the first of four DLCs planned for Borderlands 2. Tasked with finding the fabled buried treasure of Captain Blade in a lush desert environment named Oasis, players are quickly set to work in true Borderlands fashion: kill, loot, repeat.
That’s not to say that Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty is dull. Gearbox have done what a lot of developers can only dream of; they have created DLC that is actually worth the money. 800MSP (or 2400MSP for the Season Pass, which includes this and the next three DLC) gets you 30 new missions, all set in and around Oasis and its many outlying areas, new bad-ass challenges to complete, two new raid-style bosses and a very engaging and funny main story. Oh, and a new vehicle: a Star Wars-style sand skiff that wrecks face.
The quality and style of the main game seamlessly carry over into the DLC, which you can start playing as early as level 15. The enemies scale to your level though, so even if you’ve got one or more characters at level 50, the DLC will still hold a challenge for you.
If Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty is indicative of how Gearbox means to carry on with their DLC plans for Borderlands 2, we can be expecting a lot of good times spent on Pandora.Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty Review (XBOX 360, PS3, PC),