Borderlands 2: Headhunter Pack, Bloody Harvest
This week on steam they have placed Borderlands 2 and all of its DLC on offer. Being an avid fan of the series I took this opportunity to add to my collection some of the DLC I hadn’t purchased yet, namely the Headhunter packs. I was able to get the 3 Headhunters pack for about 3 pounds. In this article I’m going to talk about these 3 prior to the release of the next Headhunter pack which is due on Valentines Day – Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre.
Entering the Hallowed Hollow:
T.K Baha was a character from the first Borderlands game who would offer the player some of the first missions they would complete in the game. T.K met an ultimely death but that wouldn’t be the end we would see of this character. Fast forward to the release of the DLC expansion pack for the first game called the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned. In this mini expansion pack T.K has found the ability to talk about different things as opposed to just Brains and now has a shack to relax in the area called the Hallowed Hollow.
Unfortunately T.K can’t relax because his town is being Terrorised by the Pumpkin-Kingpin. The mission begins with you doing a simple fetch-the-items mission so then you can gain access to where the Pumpkin-Kingpin resides. The enemies (psychos, marauders etc) have been re-skinned as skeletal versions for this missions to tie in with the setting they are in. The area and art style very much reminded of the Island of Doctor Ned which kind of felt like to me that this felt more of an expansion on an already done expansion pack.
In this DLC the developers have included new items which you can pick up which will give the player temporary boosts to certain characteristics. These power ups come in the form of candy’s and range from the Cherry Power Bomb which will boost the damage you can deliver to the Green Apple Rock Candy which will regenerate your health. As well as including these little treats to aid you in your quest, each character now has access to a new head and a new skin to customise their character with.
Size-wise the map area is of medium size to put this into perspective it would be about a similar size to Unassuming Docks map found in Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC. The whole DLC took me about 45 minutes to complete with my fight with the Pumpkin-Kingpin taking about 5. For the price of £1 I feel that I definitely got my moneys worth in terms of enjoyment and understanding the time the developers have put into creating this Head-Hunter pack but I’m not convinced I will get much replay value from it, time will ultimately tell.