Quick Review: Sir Hammerlock Versus The Son of Crawmerax

Info: Sir Hammerlock Versus The Son of Crawmerax is DLC for Borderlands 2. It's a Headhunters Pack, which means it's $2.99 and is short and usually is made up of a few quests with a big boss and some sweet loot at the end.

I finally accomplished something profound last night: I beat a Crawmerax!

What? It was only Junior? Well, that's something!

See, I could never beat the ultimate baddie from the first Borderlands games. That "mythical ledge," which was actually mentioned in this new DLC (Nice one Gearbox!), was always where my husband hung out, while I ran around dying time and again. Many attempts were made, but my husband would eventually end up dying beside me while trying to heal me. It was Shakespearean and tragic and actually kinda funny.

Long story short (TOO LATE!), I was excited to jump into the new DLC with hopes of finally conquering a Crawmerax. And I was not disappointed! After 40 minutes, and some hilarious dialogue, I found myself face-to-face with Junior and smited him in quick fashion. (That might be because I was Level 52, and he was 34.) Unlike most Headhunter Packs though, which throw a few side quests in at the end, this one had a whole other quest that was hinting at something greater, but I don't know what it is.

Zero ended the last quest with a text that read:

  • To Zero: One.

I'm excited to play again and get the alternative messages and see if they make any sense. I'm guessing the greater Borderlands community is already on the case and it's just a matter of time before they figure it out.

All in all I spent about an hour and a half completing this DLC and it was absolutely worth it. I can't wait to replay it again for the other ending messages. It has that extra something that I wasn't sure Moxxi's Headhunters Pack had, and that is replayability. And in a $2.99 DLC that's a nice thing to have.

Fun Little Extras:

Best Lines From The DLC:

"Have you ever watched those shows with the guys with big swords?" -Lilith starting a conversation about how there is always a beach episode in "those shows."

"Why is there water in all the boats?" -me "Because no one gets off the island." -my husband

Quick Review: Sir Hammerlock Versus The Son of Crawmerax

Yoshi?

Quick Review: Sir Hammerlock Versus The Son of Crawmerax

Dead Island?

Quick Review: Sir Hammerlock Versus The Son of Crawmerax

Does that look more detailed? Pre-Sequel HYPE!!

Last quick little thing: there are enemies called Graboids, that my husband assures me is a joke about Tremors 2. Having never seen it, I can't confirm or deny this.

So have you seem Tremors 2? Want to wax poetic on it? Or, you know, talk about anything? Head over to TAYClassic and post or comment!