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8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 87 out of 106
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  1. Nov 27, 2013
    7
    Tiny Tina's assault on dragons keep is a great D.L.C addition to an already amazing game. It adds a new twist to gameplay in the form of "magic grenades" grenades that automatically recharge over time. The part of this downloadable content that disapoints is lack of innovation in boss fights. As a whole Dragons Keep is an amazingly fun D.L.C that is a worthwhile buy mainly for the amusingTiny Tina's assault on dragons keep is a great D.L.C addition to an already amazing game. It adds a new twist to gameplay in the form of "magic grenades" grenades that automatically recharge over time. The part of this downloadable content that disapoints is lack of innovation in boss fights. As a whole Dragons Keep is an amazingly fun D.L.C that is a worthwhile buy mainly for the amusing story and the incredibly useful Magic Grenades. Expand
  2. Jul 6, 2013
    0
    This review contains spoilers. Well, It seems Gearbox had saved the best DLC for last, not to mention saving the time necessary to put all the love and care into making this the panultimate DLC despite being a DLC merely focused around a D&D-esque board game ran by Tiny Tina. best of all, this DLC seems to borrow all the best things about the previous DLC's and puts them all into one frothing pot of humour, gameplay mechanics and a surprisingly warm-hearted ending too. From Pirates you get the retextured chests, with a "cutsy wootsy" small sized chest but with a new texture animation, from Campaign of Carnage you get a return to fashion for the steriod infused manly man Mr. Torgue, and from Big Game Hunt you get a combination of stylistically daring landscapes, a new palette of diverse enemies and the aesthetic combined with it. But what Assault on Dragon Keep brings new to the table is a self-awareness of the NPC's playing a board game, as you get to see Tiny Tina hilariously create the game and story "on the fly", and many returning characters like Ellie and Angel are introduced in a new fashion. Also, Vending Machines are now made to look "ye olde-style", including a palette of new voice overs for each one. There are also now Eridium Slot Machines stylized Tiny Tina style, with cupcakes and bandit masks and the like. Also, to influence the whole D&D style, there are new "Roll-Die Chests", where the quality of items merely depends on the roll, and you can increase the chances of the quality of goods by spending eridium to roll 2 die. Also, there are shrines that you can also spend eridium on to get different kinds of abliities, like increased damage, speed, defense, or restored ammo. With these, it improves the consistency of Eridium, as backpack SDU's will eventually all be spent and Raid Bosses will eventually not be worth your time. This perhaps almost saves the pain of not being able to use vehicles in this particular DLC, which is really a minor complaint at best. There is also another new chest that spawns good at the normal random chance but with a added surprise- mimics.the storyline with assault is really what you'd expect from a D&D styled game, more or less satirizing all the things about those kinds of board games, but moving through the story you start to notice Tiny Tina's strange denial with realizing Roland is dead, where at the beginning makes you think it's merely for the humor but overall in the ends comes down to the idea that she made the game as a way to allow Roland to be alive in this universe, which is actually a quite strong message about grief and moving on. Also, you will be playing the DLC almost familiarly like in the original game's plotline, except for a slightly faster paced, D&D style version, as you quest to kill the "handsome sorcerer", or essentially another 20 minutes for you to love hating Handsome Jack in this new style. But, perhaps the most epic thing that for some may or not be very important is the whole queen mythology, with the queen being none other than Butt Stallion, the diamond pony that Jack had told the Vault Hunter he bought right around the begining of the Vault Hunter's quest. Sure, it seems like an unimportant cameo, but I was dying to actually see the diamond pony in person, and the fact that a unicorn like that is the queen of this "D&D" experience ironically makes the whole plight of saving her JUST THAT MUCH MORE WORTH IT. seriously, the fact that the pony is in this game is worth getting the season pass entirely. This game not only redeems Gearbox for their previous disappointing DLC, but also has enough leg to carry on as the best DLC Gearbox has made for the Borderlands franchise since Armory of General Knoxx. I also enjoy the hints at the end for a possible fifth sequel, where you may or may not be allowed to infiltrate the hyperion space station ON A MOON. that would be awesome! anyhow, this DLC does everything right in every way, with a nice heart warming touch with Tiny Tina accepting the loss of Roland and growing from it. excellent job! Collapse
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86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Aug 8, 2013
    80
    Easily the longest of the DLC released to date, Dragon Keep clocks in at a cool twelve to fifteen hours, possibly even more if you are the kind of player that explores every last nook and cranny of the map. Providing excellent value for money and to date the best reason to go back to Pandora, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep is a must for anyone remotely interested in going back to Borderlands 2.
  2. Jul 30, 2013
    90
    Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep is the pick of a series of top-notch add-ons, and the best Borderlands expansion since The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned. If you own Borderlands 2, this is totally, utterly essential.
  3. Jul 16, 2013
    70
    While I enjoyed my time questing, the fact that I barely gained a level and found almost nothing of value the entire time was really disheartening. Overall I had fun, but the experience fell short of what it could have been.