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Borderlands 3: “Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck”

Abbie: The fourth and final instalment of the first Borderlands 3 season pass arrived last Thursday (September 10th) and is cleverly titled as “Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck.” The title prepares you for the quirky quest you’ll embark on when you play it. I don’t have any experience with the previous Borderlands games, but having played this with my partner over two days, even I grew to like the lovable psycho Krieg for both his new sane persona and his crazed, unhinged self that was previously revealed as a playable character in Borderlands 2.

The dlc takes you deep into Krieg’s mind and we witness his traumatic memories of love, loss and torture. Our quest aims to gather information on what happens inside a psycho’s mind to make them tick and we’re doing this all for Tannis. It’s fair to say that she is focused on the science aspect rather than having any interest in Krieg as a person. But as the player, you certainly become invested in this guy and don’t want Krieg’s psycho self to separate from his sane mind as they intend in the beginning. Spoiler alert: you get exactly what you wish for.

What I liked most about this dlc is its humour. Borderlands is well known for the comedic factor in its dlcs and this one didn’t disappoint there. Two moments that stand out to me are a boss fight where you literally fight a moving train and pretty much have to catch it in the few moments it’s still if you have any hope of getting through it quickly. Plus a charming yet bizarre side quest where you help a walking, talking Tediore gun named P.A.T. to give birth to a gun baby. Of course, you get the baby P.A.T. as a reward and should treasure it forever. This side quest is exactly the kind of crazy content one should expect from Borderlands and it really is funny.

Another factor that Borderlands never seems to let us down with is its scenery. There is some serious thought put into the detail of every place you’ll visit: creepy eyeballs that follow you wherever you walk, hidden references to previous Borderlands games, and just generally awesome surroundings.

I expect you might be disappointed in this dlc if you had expectations for a crazy, action-packed finale to this season pass, as I found it to be mainly story-driven. This is probably why I liked it so much. I crave story and character-building over action in everything, and this was perfect for me to delve into the Borderlands world a little deeper. There weren’t any moments of boredom in this, which is why I can safely recommend it to anyone, whether you have experience with the game or not. It’s just a lot of fun and you’ll likely fall in love with psycho Krieg along the way.

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