Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 1 Review
Release Date: April 18, 2017
Developer: TellTale Games
Platform: PS4 (Reviewed), PC, XBL, iOS, Android
Price: $19.99 or $24.99 on Steam or $5 per episode
Telltale is at it again and has crafted a masterpiece for gamers of all ages to enjoy. Guardians of the Galaxy is Telltale’s latest take on it's episode adventure series. The popularity of the series has skyrocketed since the movie released and this game looks to capture what people love about the series.
Hopefully by now most gamers should be familiar with the way Telltale creates these masterpieces. I look forward to playing these games 1-2 episodes at a time. I enjoy the pacing and the character interactions.
Gamers will get to see their favorite characters back in action and this includes Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. Throughout the 1st episode Telltale really emphasizes the characters are part of a family and they will rely on each other.
One of the first things that I noticed is the pacing of the game. Guardians feels slower than the Wolf Among Us. There is also a large amount of interaction between everyone. Star-Lord can interact with his crew at any time and ask for advice from them. He can also transcend levels vertically using Rocket Boots. This is an interesting addition to a game genre that doesn't normally have this. But like with all Telltale games there are still plenty of QTE sequences which will try to force gamers to react quickly.
The title Tangled up in Blue directly involves Thanos who is after an ancient artifact. There is lengthy combat sequence where players are controlling all 5 members of the team. I felt this could have been faster although I enjoyed seeing what each character brought to the fight. There was almost too much QTE during the combat scenes. Outside of the that battle, the biggest part of the game is interacting with the Guardians at the bar and on the ship to get their insight about a choice. Without spoiling too much this choice will affect how the rest of the episodes play out. There are some other decisions to be made but none of them are like life and death such as in the Walking Dead.
Overall I had a lot of fun playing the game. The graphics and audio are great. The music is catchy and fits right into what people should expect from the series. I thought the game did a great job of setting the series up for the other episodes.
- Game has a good sense of humor
- Story and dialogue are well done
- Easy to play
- Slowed paced than other Telltale games
- Combat can feel sluggish
Big thanks to Telltale for providing us a review code.