15th Nov2013

‘TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest’ Review (Borderlands 2 DLC)

by Paul Metcalf


When Borderlands 2 was released it’s arguable that there was one character that was missing, whether he was in zombie form or alive where was TK Baha? Well after the first season of DLC had passed and everybody thought that was it was over and time to look forward to Borderlands 3, TK has made his return in TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest.

Why has TK Baha made a return? Well the basic answer is TK has a problem in the form of the Pumpkin Kingpin who is causing chaos in the little village and farm that TK Baha protects in his zombie form.  When you first appear in the game your mission is simple, make your way to the Pumpkin Kingpin and destroy him, of course things like this are never that simple.

TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest is the first of the new Headhunter DLC packs for Borderlands 2 and its timely release comes just in time for Halloween.  With TK Baha as a zombie and plenty of undead outlaws to fight there is an obvious Halloween feel, and also a feel that some of the textures from Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep have been reused, but this is only in the graveyard area.  When you get to the Pumpkin Kingpin the graphics and theme are more reminiscent of The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned.  With added features such as Halloween Candy to help you in your battle, the fight with the Kingpin is a nice challenge though not too taxing for your brain.

The whole point of the Headhunter packs is that these are small challenges that are cheaper than the average DLC that has been made available so far, and this is exactly what TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest offers.  The missions that are offered can be played solo or with friends, and are typical Borderlands 2 style, once you’ve defeated the Kingpin there is not much to do, but having claimed his head you can’t expect much more.  The main missions will take you about 45 minutes to complete.  With some exploration though you’ll find some nice little Easter eggs waiting to be discovered.

Looking at the DLC and seeing if it’s worth buying it’s unfair to compare it to the other releases that have come before this one, especially Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep which was arguably the best of the lot.  The Headhunter packs are designed to be small, compact and above all enjoyable and for Halloween, I’d say that TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest is a nice little release which hardly costs anything when compared to other releases.

If TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest shows anything it is that the Headhunter packs are going to be fun, and if the level of creativeness is kept at the standard shown then I for one will continue to buy them.  It’s nice to see TK make a comeback, especially after visiting his house in the main game, and nice to see that he is still enjoying his life as a zombie.  The question now is will we get a Borderlands 3 and will he make his way into it before he rots too much?

Review originally posted on PissedOffGeek.com

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