BORDERLANDS 3: GUNS, LOVE, AND TENTACLES
A wedding to die for.
HANDS ON PREVIEW
By JAY TEE
Borderlands 3 has been setting the bar exceptionally high with its DLC expansion content, with Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot delivering a often hilarious, and genuinely creative take that subverted expectations. It was much bigger, and more bespoke, than anyone could have reasonably expected, and it looks like Guns, Love, and Tentacles is ready to follow suit. We went hands on with this second slice of DLC action at 2K headquarters, and from what we played, the good times look set to keep on rolling.
“The premise is simple, with Alistair Hammerlock and Wainwright Jakobs getting hitched and hoping to ride off into the sunset. But before that can happen, there's a snarky log cabin matradee to contend with, possessed townsfolk to handle, and a whole mess of balloons to hang.
In fact, that's one of the most pleasing things about this second downloadable effort; while it doesn't take long to throw you into the action, it's actually the quieter moments and environmental detail that grab your attention.
The amount of fresh dialogue and story content packed in to the first 90 minutes gives proceedings a premium feel, with the self contained, cosy Lodge contrasted nicely with the scope of the neighbouring village and overbearing tentacled leviathan”.
We should all learn to appreciate the loving embrace of a tentacle wielding horror show.
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