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Borderlands 5-Years Later Review


DLC Review: Claptrap's Robot Revolution:

Ever wanted to shoot small talking robots that seemed designed to annoy you? Now you have your chance with Claptrap's Robot Revolution. After you opened the Vault in the base game, the Hyperion Corporation turned the original Claptrap that welcomed us into the Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap with the programming to kill you. Yeah, that is not how it goes because the Claptrap became sentient. Seeing the treatment many of its robotic brethren have suffered, it begins the great Robolution to take over Pandora, kill everything that is not a robot, and then bring back some of those beings as modified-Claptrap robots. Naturally, Hyperion turns to the infamous Vault Hunters to end the uprising.

The gameplay of this DLC is more or less the same as the base game. Just run around and shoot things with whatever weapons you have and find, and complete some quests while you are at it. Nothing new has really been added except for the new Claptrap enemies and enemies turned into Claptrap robots. Some of those modified enemies include bosses from the base game and previous DLC. A nice touch, but we are still talking about repeating battles.







There really are only two things to this DLC that make it special and standout. The first is the ability/requirement to shoot Claptrap units in the face. It is a nice kind of stress relief. The other is just how the story works out, with the banter from the Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap changing as you defeat its minions. Also the final battle of the DLC's campaign takes place where the base game begun, which is a neat circle to close.

Every other aspect of this DLC is either something we are familiar with from the base game and prior DLC, or so minor that I have already forgotten about it, despite finishing the DLC only about twenty minutes ago. Simply put, this DLC does not stand out except for a few moments across the 2 hours and 27 minutes of play time it has. Like The Secret Armory of General Knoxx enemies and missions did not scale to my level, so that play time may be an underestimate as nothing, even bosses, were not much of a threat to me.

If you have it, go ahead and play it at least for the experience you can gain, but once you have that, I doubt you will be returning to it.

  1. Borderlands Review - Introduction
  2. Borderlands Review - Graphics
  3. Borderlands Review - Story
  4. Borderlands Review - Gameplay
  5. Borderlands DLC Review - The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned
  6. Borderlands DLC Review - Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot
  7. Borderlands DLC Review - The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
  8. Borderlands DLC Review - Claptrap's Robot Revolution
  9. Borderlands Review - Additional Gameplay Media
  10. Borderlands Review - Conclusion
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