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Video Game Review: Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, Episode 3

August 28, 2017 | by Mike Chen | Comments (0)
Guardians of the Galaxy
Gamora and Nebula’s relationship is the heart of Episode 3.

Please note that since each episode of Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series features the same graphics engine and control setup, those elements will not be repeated in our reviews for the final four episodes. To read our thoughts on that, refer to our review of Episode 1: Tangled Up In Blue.

Guardians of the Galaxy has been one of Telltale’s more successful forays into existing franchises, which says a lot considering how wildly popular the movie series is. The third episode, entitled More Than a Feeling, pushes the narrative forward while examining character relationships and backstory.

While the previous episode focused mostly on Rocket, this one explores Gamora and Nebula, along with a closer look at the rift between them. There’s a clever narrative technique here that portrays a single pivotal event from multiple points of view, and it does a lot for providing some understanding behind the characters.

There’s some light exploration/puzzle solving as well, but unlike previous episodes, this section feels tacked on as it’s really just looking around.

At the same time, a lot of the conflicts in the series feel like they’re deliberately pushed to extremes to heighten the drama even though things could have easily been sorted out by, you know, simply having a conversation about things.

Then again, perhaps that fits in with the overall tone of the franchise given that the core team is four very emotionally stunted beings and a talking tree.

The episode is the midpoint of the series, which makes narrative sense given a huge decision towards the end. While so far decisions have only made individual characters a little grouchier or a little nicer (and we’re betting that Drax gets the spotlight in the next episode), this one feels like it will have some lasting impact.

It’s a welcome touch, because as breezy and fun as the series has been so far, we’re still waiting for it to have the usual consequences of Telltale choices. If the stakes and consequences escalate in the final two episodes of the series, then Guardians of the Galaxy will stand out as one of Telltale’s finer series in their catalog.

OVERALL (4/5)

Despite a relative lack of puzzle-style gameplay, More Than a Feeling is another fun mix of team shenanigans and character development. It also offers a narrative turning point that positions the series for a strong final two episodes.

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Video Game Review: Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two, Episode 2

August 16, 2017 | by Herija Green | Comments (0)
As has become a staple of the series, the moment one foe falls another rises in its place, and to that end we’re (re)introduced to the Admin, who now inhabits a different body but is no less powerful. He’s playing almost a watered down version of The Joker throughout much of the episode, making light of your friends and your attachment to them.
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Video Game Review: Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two, Episode 1

July 17, 2017 | by Herija Green | Comments Comments Off
There’s seemingly only one meaningful decision in the entire episode, however, with frivolous choices like “did you choose to leave Radar in charge while you were gone” getting top billing during the wrap up. This was a problem with Season 1 as well, which is partly why the largely self-contained structure of the Adventure Pass seemed to hold up better than the original five.
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Video Game Review: Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, Episode 2

June 23, 2017 | by Mike Chen | Comments (0)
Under Pressure’s focus on character does slow the pacing down a little bit, though the episode’s sharp dialogue makes sure to move things along. Those hoping for something more epic will feel a bit of disappointment, but otherwise this dives deeper into the Guardians‘ mythology while maintaining the tone of the series.
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Video Game Review: The Walking Dead — A New Frontier, Episode 5

June 2, 2017 | by Mike Chen | Comments (0)
The Walking Dead’s latest season ended its previous episode on a bit of a cliffhanger — one that concluded a very uneven episode. With the finale, From the Gallows, arriving, the story of Javi and his family — both blood-related and extended — draws to a close with mixed results.
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