Just in time to gear us up for the 2022 launch of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, probably the greatest Borderlands expansions ever is again to dazzle with all its D&D delights but once more. Repackaged by 2K as a “One-Shot Journey”, Assault on Dragon Hold returns as its personal standalone launch. However who precisely is it for? We ask as a result of it’s ostensibly the very same loot-shooter expertise, full with native/on-line four-player co-op and the identical Borderlands anarchy, along with all of the excessive fantasy trimmings.
In equity, it’s greater than plausible that this bite-sized journey could have handed some folks by. If you happen to performed and loved Borderlands 2 however didn’t dip for the DLC, as an example, or utterly skipped out on Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on PS4, there’s lots right here to like. You’ll be gunning down dragons, skeleton archers, and numerous orcish monsters within the effort to finish titular Tina’s fantasy-themed tabletop marketing campaign. Having her narrate over occasions virtually your complete time and unpredictably swap out characters and occasions as you go remains to be a cool spin so far as D&D diversifications go. You’ll be able to see why the idea will quickly be promoted to a full sport.
All 4 of Borderlands 2’s predominant vault hunters are right here, alongside the Mechromancer and Psycho lessons launched post-launch. This solely being a 4-5 hour journey, nonetheless, developer Gearbox has properly sped up the speed at which you degree up, gifting you two factors (slightly than one) to pour into your talent tree in order to maintain issues shifting at a tempo. The expandalone additionally bundles in a Platinum trophy, one thing neither the unique nor Good-looking Assortment variations had, so there’s each excuse for hardcore Borderlands fans to enterprise again.
Is that this One-Shot Journey a vital replay? Completely not, however as a pleasant primer for the upcoming leap into Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, this chaotic dose of cell-shaded action-fantasy is effectively well worth the brief return journey.