Gearbox Software is known for supporting its games well after launch through regular updates and paid expansions, and Borderlands 2 was no exception to that rule. In 2013, Gearbox Software released the popular Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep expansion for Borderlands 2, giving the looter-shooter a fantasy makeover in the form of a Dungeons & Dragons parody game hosted by fan favorite character Tiny Tina. It seems Assault on Dragon Keep was popular enough to justify Gearbox exploring the concept further in a full-fledged game, as Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands takes that foundation and makes a proper standalone experience out of it.
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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands tells a story that primarily takes place in the made-up world of Wonderlands, which exists through the Borderlands version of D&D, Bunkers & Badasses. Instead of taking on the role of a Vault Hunter like in previous Borderlands games, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands players instead play as The Fatemaker, a completely original, made-up character that they are free to customize to their liking.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands’ character customization is one of the key ways that it stands apart from other games in the Borderlands series, with Gearbox giving players a lot to work with to make their character look exactly how they want. Players unlock more customization options later in the game to further refine their look, but what’s there at the start is plenty and helps give Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands a personal touch.
This freedom to customize one’s character extends beyond their looks. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands has six classes to choose from, all with their own skill trees and unique abilities. Later in the game, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands lets players pick a second class as well, further deepening the build options and giving players more agency over their character than they have ever had before.
Once players have made their character and selected their class, they are set loose in the…