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A Game Review on Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty DLC

Updated on November 9, 2012
Promo box art for Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty DLC
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**This review was written by my younger brother Jimmy Perazzo and edited by me.**

Borderlands 2 has already popped out its first fantastic DLC, known as "Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty". This is the first of four major content drops that borderlands will have. The main goal of this DLC is to find the lost treasure and face the Leviathan, a hulking abomination that has been guarding the treasure since the dried wastelands became inhabited. This DLC offers much more equipment, missions, and killing.

You get to enter the first zone, Oasis, at level 15. You must clear the town of Oasis from the bandits and psychopaths that have it occupied. Afterwards you meet your first interesting character that this expansion has to offer, Shade. He becomes your newest best friend in the game, and plays a big part in the beginning of the DLC, but his importance tapers off through the middle and end. After doing a few missions for Shade he introduces you to a new vehicle called Sandskiff, a boat like desert rider. If you explore the boardwalk a little more you will see a door that you can interact with, it is a store similar to the Eridian market, but this market takes Seraph crystals, a rare crystal that you can obtain by killing the 2 raid bosses, Hyperius the Invincible, or Master Gee The Invincible. You can also get Seraph weapons, which are also obtainable through killing the 2 raid bosses.

"Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty" adds a variety of new playable zones, and missions for those who are eager for more content. The zones are, Oasis, Wurmwater, Washburn Refinery, The Rustyards, Hayter's Folly, Liar of the Leviathan, and finally Magny's Lighthouse. With all of these incredible zones comes a lot of added missions. There are 8 main story missions and 22 side missions, which adds around 8 or so hours to the game if you complete all side missions and main story missions. I personally love the zone Wurmwater, with it being my favorite among the rest of the newly added areas, mainly because of its layout and importance in the storyline.

Screen shot of Captain Scarlett in Borderlands 2 "Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty" DLC
Screen shot of Captain Scarlett in Borderlands 2 "Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty" DLC | Source

Soon after meeting Shade you will meet Captain Scarlett herself, she sends you on a wild goose chase for the missing parts of a special compass,which when used correctly will reveal the location of buried treasure guarded by the Leviathan. On this hunt for the compass you will come across a few new character customizations, including skin and head. Captain Scarlett also has a few side missions as well as the job board next to her.

The last major character you will come across on your journey of the areas will be Herbert, who is mildly obsessed with Captain Scarlett. He helps you get the final compass piece. If you walk into Herbert's shack you will notice posters, drawings, pictures, and everything to do with Captain Scarlett. This character reminds me a lot of Herbert from the T.V. show Family Guy, who is also a very old creepy dude who likes to stalk someone. Although he is a bit of a creep, Herbert is my favorite character added in this DLC mainly because of this creepy obsession with Scarlett. Some of the dialogue that comes out of his mouth is absolutely hilarious, but also describes his scary love with the famous pirate.

Borderlands 2, the first of four DLC's, offers a plethora of new missions, enemies, equipment and of course fun, exciting, blood spilling enjoyment that only Borderlands 2 can deliver. In my time playing I haven't experienced any technical glitches or problems making this a near perfect game DLC, which is just expected of Borderlands.


Borderlands 2: "Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty" is currently out for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. It is 900 Microsoft points in the X-Box Marketplace, and $9.99 for on the Playstation Store and PC.


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