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So borderlands has had it's third instalment of Downloadable Content for a while now and I think it's safe to say that this one is by far the best DLC that this game has ever had. Not only did they raise the level cap to 61 but they also included a whole new storyline which didn't feel like a gimmick (Zombie Island) and wasn't waves of waves of the same enemy for 2-4 hours (Mad Moxxi).

The Secret Armory of General Knoxx returns to the grass roots type of environment that the original storyline had - aka deserts, caves, facilities and so on. A lot of the old enemies return as well - such as lance's and bandits, and also some brand new ones - some of which can be quite challenging. It also introduces brand new weapons and also three new vehicles - the Monster, Racer and Lancer.

The Racer is pretty much the same type of vehicle as the older ones but with a huge rocket on the back - meaning you get a lot of boost - but you sacrifice on the shields. The Lancer is a heavily armored vehicle with multiple weapons, such as mines, a type of laser and a shockwave attack - it also has the largest boost but is very inaccurate. The Monster is by far the best of the 3 as it features a fairly impressive boost, homing starburst missiles - excellent for taking enemies out without the need to aim.

To put the introduction simply, a female by the name of Athena is heavily wanted in the world of Pandora, even more than yourself, so you work together to take down a hard-as-nails, villain from James Cameron's Avatar, type guy called General Knoxx - and rumour has it that he has a secret armory which is chock full of weaponry and valuables - the ultimate prize for his bounty.

When you first start the DLC you come across some familiar faces such as Scooter and Moxxi and you end up taking on tasks for them. Eventually you start taking on a lot of Lance enemies which can prove tough at first, especially if your on your own. As you progress you start to get closer to taking down General Knoxx until finally - you come face to face with him and a chance to raid his Armory for whatever loot you can escape with.

That's the story in very short terms with minimal spoilers but trust me, there is a lot of gameplay here and seeing as the DLC is 1.6GB in filesize, they haven't taken this DLC lightly. If you play through playthrough 1 first then playthrough 2 then expect even more gameplay for your money.

The way that the enemies are balanced has definitely been improved - seeing as how most people were at level 50 when the DLC released, they needed to make it challenging still and they did this by making enemies have better shields and usually of a higher level - thus forcing you to prevent yourself from barging into an area, guns blazing and taking everything out in one fell swoop. You actually have to co-ordinate and plan an attack - or expect to die a lot and lost a lot of dollar. Some of the enemies (especially the drifters - you'll see for yourself) can be a menace but reward a lot of EXP upon their demise.

One of the only bad things about this DLC is the amount of travelling you have to do down boring and same looking highway roads - constantly being followed by annoying probes which warn you about even breathing near them yet they shoot you all the time anyway. But still it's bearable considering the rest of the DLC is amazing. Also expect a lot of new and hidden area's to explore.

Overall if you have Borderlands and access to 800MSP, then what the hell are you waiting for?
This is by far one of the best DLC's in a long time and well worth your money, even more so than the other DLC in this game. I have to rate it 9.7 out of 10 simply because I hated the probes
 

Comments
x2i
Administrator
10 years ago
So borderlands has had it's third instalment of Downloadable Content for a while now and I think it's safe to say that this one is by far the best DLC that this game has ever had. Not only did they raise the level cap to 61 but they also included a whole new storyline which didn't feel like a gimmick (Zombie Island) and wasn't waves of waves of the same enemy for 2-4 hours (Mad Moxxi).

The Secret Armory of General Knoxx returns to the grass roots type of environment that the original storyline had - aka deserts, caves, facilities and so on. A lot of the old enemies return as well - such as lance's and bandits, and also some brand new ones - some of which can be quite challenging. It also introduces brand new weapons and also three new vehicles - the Monster, Racer and Lancer.

The Racer is pretty much the same type of vehicle as the older ones but with a huge rocket on the back - meaning you get a lot of boost - but you sacrifice on the shields. The Lancer is a heavily armored vehicle with multiple weapons, such as mines, a type of laser and a shockwave attack - it also has the largest boost but is very inaccurate. The Monster is by far the best of the 3 as it features a fairly impressive boost, homing starburst missiles - excellent for taking enemies out without the need to aim.

To put the introduction simply, a female by the name of Athena is heavily wanted in the world of Pandora, even more than yourself, so you work together to take down a hard-as-nails, villain from James Cameron's Avatar, type guy called General Knoxx - and rumour has it that he has a secret armory which is chock full of weaponry and valuables - the ultimate prize for his bounty.

When you first start the DLC you come across some familiar faces such as Scooter and Moxxi and you end up taking on tasks for them. Eventually you start taking on a lot of Lance enemies which can prove tough at first, especially if your on your own. As you progress you start to get closer to taking down General Knoxx until finally - you come face to face with him and a chance to raid his Armory for whatever loot you can escape with.

That's the story in very short terms with minimal spoilers but trust me, there is a lot of gameplay here and seeing as the DLC is 1.6GB in filesize, they haven't taken this DLC lightly. If you play through playthrough 1 first then playthrough 2 then expect even more gameplay for your money.

The way that the enemies are balanced has definitely been improved - seeing as how most people were at level 50 when the DLC released, they needed to make it challenging still and they did this by making enemies have better shields and usually of a higher level - thus forcing you to prevent yourself from barging into an area, guns blazing and taking everything out in one fell swoop. You actually have to co-ordinate and plan an attack - or expect to die a lot and lost a lot of dollar. Some of the enemies (especially the drifters - you'll see for yourself) can be a menace but reward a lot of EXP upon their demise.

One of the only bad things about this DLC is the amount of travelling you have to do down boring and same looking highway roads - constantly being followed by annoying probes which warn you about even breathing near them yet they shoot you all the time anyway. But still it's bearable considering the rest of the DLC is amazing. Also expect a lot of new and hidden area's to explore.

Overall if you have Borderlands and access to 800MSP, then what the hell are you waiting for?
This is by far one of the best DLC's in a long time and well worth your money, even more so than the other DLC in this game. I have to rate it 9.7 out of 10 simply because I hated the probes
SMAR7i3
Member
10 years ago
noooo it's the fact it's level 61. You would have atleast thought it would have been 60/65.
Darkwings18
Member
10 years ago
I heard a rumour that they raised the max level to 61 as that makes it 11 levels, a reference to the mockumentary This is Spinal Tap, where instead of having 10 as the highest volume on the amplifier it was 11. It wouldn't surprise me if this rumour was right as Borderlands has quite a few of references to movies and games etc throughout.
This was by far the best dlc I have ever played, also I barely ever noticed the probes since I always boosted past them.(Obvious solution?)
x2i
Administrator
10 years ago
Yeah boosting past them is the obvious solution but occasionally they get you - especially when your a low level and then they are way hard to kill because of their high shields.