Borderlands 2’s Tiny Tina has got some bizarre quirks and qualities a vocal few openly denounce, but she’s memorable in a way so few women in games are. All that, and she’s still a little girl. The frenetic little firecracker is a bundle of energy, so it makes perfect sense that she should host a game of Bunkers & Badasses, an obvious parody of Dungeons & Dragons. In “Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep,” your go-to Vault Hunter rolls for initiative with Lilith, Brick, and Mordecai as part of the very first play session ever sanctioned. The final piece of Borderlands 2 DLC serves up a hilarious send-up of nerd culture sprinkled with nods to D&D, marinated in Tiny Tina’s peculiar blend of humor.
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Even when a Call of Duty campaign fails to impress, you can usually count on the multiplayer portion to redeem those hours you can’t get back, even if only for a few hours spent with the maps included on the original disc. I, for one, am usually the one defending the campaigns, despite issues with length and content, and typically shy away from multiplayer; unless we hearken back to the days of old in Call of Duty 4. However, with the rise of Black Ops and its cornucopia of inventive and invigorating additions to the virtual battlefield in the shape of new map packs, I find myself coming back online more often to explore the new frontier set out for me in the form of downloadable content. First Strike, the first Black Ops map pack, made quite a splash, especially the elaborate zombie map bundled with the similarly explosive multiplayer venues. So how does the Escalation Map Pack stack up?
Fallout: New Vegas certainly isn’t without fault, but it did serve as a succinct followup to one of my favorite PC adventures of the past few Christmases, Fallout 3. After choosing to go the way of Steam for that adventure and this one in turn, I found myself engrossed in a world I couldn’t quite escape from – until I was met with saving issues and other wonky glitches that desperately needed ironing out. But surviving the wasteland quickly consumes you, and I knew without a doubt I’d be looking forward to the first available DLC. I should have been leery for all intents and purposes once said package, Dead Money, was announced, but as the release date neared and I was given the opportunity to evaluate the latest addition to the Fallout saga, I was ready. But only if Dead Money could transcend the disappointment and feelings of being disenfranchised that Mothership Zeta so readily inspired. I’m happy to say that it does, if only by a tiny bit. It’s not the fantastic “The Pitt” DLC, but it’s a start.
After much anticipation, I got my hands on Gears of War 2. While I am excited with my purchase, I did have some issue with its multiplayer options save for Horde mode. However, with the promise of new maps I am always enticed to try again. Try again I have, braving the seas of multiplayer with the release of the Combustible Map Pack. Because I’m more of a Horde mode fan, the beauty of these maps is that yes, you can use them. Fantastic. Bringing the total of maps available to 15 (a considerably high number due to its recent release), these three new areas are actually rather interesting. Be warned, however, that they do include the same rust reds and browns that we’re used to, but hey, isn’t that part of the Gears charm?
Treyarch definitely knows how to keep their fans happy. Though they have dealt with a very lukewarm reception to Call of Duty: World at War overall, they have done a spectacular job keeping their fans interested and involved by releasing three map packs to augment the game to date. We’ve covered every single one of them here at Spawn Kill, and now the third map pack review has rolled around. It can easily be summed up in one word: fantastic. This might just be the best map pack yet out of the three, mainly because of the phenomenal improvements made to the Nazi Zombie map in this go-around. In all, it’s a fiendishly fun addition to your map pack collection that you’ll want to fire up again and again. Just make sure to keep bathing.