- Publisher: 2K Games
- Developer: Gearbox Software
- ESRB Rating: M (Mature)
- Genre: First-Person Shooter
- Pros: Bang For the Buck, Great New Worlds & Characters
- Cons: Feels a Bit More Repetitive Than Similar Chunks of "Borderlands 2"
"Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty" is the first of four expansion packs for 2K Games' amazing title and it's no mere collection of side missions. It includes an entire new section of the world to explore called Oasis (with other areas within like Wurmwater and Pirate Bay), complete with hours of new story and side missions with new enemies like Sand Pirates and the vicious Anchormen standing in your way. It's an amazingly detailed, fully-realized experience that will take you longer to explore than most stand-alone games. And it will give you tons of new weapons and skills to bring back to the core experience of "Borderlands 2" for your next playthrough. It's time to go back to Pandora.
By now, the gameplay of "Borderlands 2" is familiar to anyone looking into buying "Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty." It hasn't changed. In fact, you can immediately access the world of Oasis through any Fast Travel station in Pandora. Don't think you can do so like a quick side mission to kill some time. You're going to spend hours here. You'll run missions for the devilish Captain Scarlett, kill sand worms, and blow up dozens of pirates. And then there are the Anchormen -- giant beasts who will hurl chains with hooks on them and drag you screaming toward them. They're a sniper fan's nightmare.
The world of "Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty" doesn't just include new enemies and new missions but new treasure to be discovered. In fact, it's a world that's rich, pardon the pun, with cash and prizes. I don't think there's any comparable section in the actual "Borderlands 2" in term of weapons, cash, mods, and other treasures to be discovered. If you and your buddies are struggling in the actual game, it makes sense to visit Oasis to bulk up on weapons, experience points, and more.