|System: PC, PS3*, Xbox 360|
|Dev: Gearbox Software|
|Pub: 2K Games|
|Release: January 15, 2013|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p||Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol|
Oh, and speaking of elemental damage types, there’s a cool new feature here. The new “Swamp Vehicle” resembles the sort of hovercraft you’d find in the Everglades, and whenever you spawn one, you can choose the elemental damage type of its mounted cannon. That’s actually incredibly helpful, as it allows for slightly more strategic use of vehicular manslaughter.
And there are still the requisite Easter eggs that pay tribute to other game series. For example, I can tell the folks at Gearbox are probably excited for Dead Space 3, as I discovered a weapon called the Plasma Cutter. Though it bears little resemblance to Isaac Clarke’s iconic weapon of the same name, it ended up being my most-used weapon throughout the campaign.
Unfortunately, what it all boils down to is that Gearbox has set such incredibly high expectations with the Captain Scarlett DLC that it’s going to be nearly impossible to live up to those consistently while keeping the DLC coming out in a timely fashion. And that’s really the biggest problem with Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt; we’ve been expecting so much from it. It’s not a bad deal for ten bucks, but it’s shorter than we had hoped, there’s no level cap increase, and the Trophy/Achievement offerings are meager once again.
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Date: January 18, 2013