Tiny Tina’s Assault On Dragon Keep was originally part of the DLC for Borderlands 2 and is now a standalone game on next-gen platforms. Its port aims to introduce those who missed out on DLC to the world of the Borderlands game and bridge the gap between Borderlands 3 and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. It also further proves why Borderlands 2 is one of the best-selling RPGs of all time.
Guns Are Not That Good
Surprisingly, guns are not very effective at killing the nasty enemies you will encounter in your adventure. From Skeletons and Stone Elves to Dwarves and Spider-Man, there are countless types of fantasy-based enemies for you to overcome. However, Tiny Tina’s Assault On Dragon Keep isn’t always easy as enemies can take an incredible amount of bullets before knocking them down.
In fact, in many cases, it’s a good idea to use your melee weapon of choice to fend off the onslaught of enemies you’ll face. Since most of the enemies you face are armed with melee weapons, you’ll either have to kill them with a shotgun or deal with them at close range and individually. However, the gun has only one use: you can smash the head of a skeleton and watch as it wanders around aimlessly looking for you.
Quite Gloomy – Tiny Tina’s Assault On Dragon Keep
In typical Borderlands fashion, the game likes to subvert expectations. Although the game teases you with its lush and rainbow-colored environments at the beginning, it quickly replaces them with dark and gloomy villages filled with a horde of the undead. While some people might look forward to the sci-fi they’ve come to know and love in movies like The Lord of the Rings, the game keeps things constantly murky.
From swamp forests filled with murderous trees to villages shrouded in eternal darkness, the game is shrouded in darkness and death. Just steps from the safety of the Flamerock Refuge are wandering skeletons and acid-spraying spiders waiting for their next target. Suffice it to say, don’t expect fun and happy venues.
Side Quests Galore
Borderlands games have always been known for providing a lot of side content, and Tiny Tina’s Assault On Dragon Keep spinoff is no exception. While the main story is the route most players will likely take, the secondary content available is still enjoyable. From nutmeg capers to Drunk Dwarfs, there’s plenty of side content for you to partake in.
Luckily, for those who don’t want to, most side quests, at least in the early stages, are tied to an area. So, if you’re not a fan of a bunch of exclamation points dotting your minimap, don’t worry because they’ll be gone soon. However, for those who like them, there’s a lot here to enjoy.
Chests Everywhere – Tiny Tina’s Assault On Dragon Keep
To say that a Borderlands game has a lot of loot is a bit of an exaggeration. From a multitude of multicolored guns to flasks, chests, and even smaller chests full of ammo, it celebrates the awesomeness of the loot-shooting shooter of its predecessors.
However, the difference here is that there are actually chests everywhere. No matter where you turn or how many steps you take, you are bound to hit one of the many chests in this game. Their sheer number ensures that you’ll never need to buy guns, ammo, or health during your adventure. However, despite the impressive number of chests in the game, the wonderful feeling of excitement you get when you open a chest never goes away. There’s a reason why Borderlands games are some of the best loot shooters out there.