Friday, June 30, 2017

MadCap's Game Reviews - "Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series" (Episode 2)

Once more, we pick up with the Guardians of the Galaxy! Episode 2 of the titular "Telltale Series" picks up with the group right after Peter Quill is suddenly resurrected by the awesome might of the Eternity Forge!

Spoiler alert.

Again, choices are made and backstory is given. The big focus this time around is Rocket Raccoon and his life before joining the Guardians...and it's pretty damn tragic all around. What was really only hinted at in the films is brought up in full force, and it really does help to explain Rocket's more callous, harsh attitude in the present.

And in the present, the trouble with the Kree and the Eternity Forge continues, along with the addition of Nebula, who is none too happy about the death of Thanos and seeks revenge as well as use of the Eternity Forge once she discovers it actually exists.

Apart from the plot, it's second-verse same as the first. Quill (and Rocket, for a bit of flashback) moves around environments until they discover things he needs to progress, makes decisions that will either please or alienate others, and hint at looming choices later to come.  The only criticisms I can levy against it are the same I had for Episode 1 - the QTEs are not immersive in any sense of the word, and I have yet to see full-blown consequences of my choices, if any as of yet. Just different bits of dialogue and either Gamora or Rocket being somewhat more snippy at or happy with me depending on the ones I made.

I really don't have much to say on this one, unfortunately because...it's not a complete game. It's a piece. And that might work just fine for some. Not for myself. Unfortunately, I've determined to milk this out into five reviews and so I shall...whenever the next parts actually come out.

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is now available from Telltale Games for Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.

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