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Drew Bryce is a contributor to "The Hudsucker". When he isn't slaving away over a hot computer at work, he's playing with computers at home. Drew is an Android Lover and an Xbox gamer, and it is entirely possible that he bleeds 1's and 0's. He is a music freak, and is rarely seen without headphones on. Drew lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, eats a lot of haggis, and wears his kilt as often as possible.

Borderlands 2 – Mechromancer DLC Review

With Borderlands 2 barely a month old, the first DLC is with us already in the form of the fifth playable character – the Mechromancer.

Image Credit: 2K Games

Image Credit: 2K Games

Players who bought the standard edition of Borderlands will have to fork out 800 Microsoft points for the privilege, while players who bought limited editions will already have a free download code.

At first glance, I didn’t see much in the Mechromancer skill tree which impressed me; although it is certainly a departure from other characters in the series. A lot of risk/reward is given based on weapon reloading. So in one skill tree, weapon damage increases the more a weapon is used, which accuracy decreases. Tactical reload resets the stats back to normal.

As for the action skill, this is where the Mechromancer shines. As the name suggests, it involves raising a Mech and allowing it to go to town on anything in your path. It has a feel similar to summoning a pet in other RPGs; and various of the other skill options are Mech related; allowing you to increase the Mech damage and duration.

All in all, while it’s not a class I intend to do a full playthrough with, I had fun for a few hours with it. That said, if you don’t already have the free download code, I think I’d save your money for the Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty DLC instead.

 

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