Guardians Of The Galaxy The TellTale Series: Episode One: Tangled Up In Blue Review

Publisher: Telltale Games

Developer: Telltale Games

MSRP: $4.99

Rated: T

Release Date: April 18, 2017

Platforms:  Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Android, iOS

Rating: ★★★★☆

TellTale Games are known for their brilliant story telling and Guardians of the Galaxy is yet another fine example of this. Now as someone who isn’t too familiar with the Guardians beyond the film, the moment I jumped into Episode 1, I became familiar with each character straight away. It kicks off with the Nova Corps needing the Guardians help against Thanos. What will unfold is not only exciting, but at times down right hilarious.

Star Lord is a treat as you would expect, with witty jokes if picked (you know you’ll pick those options).  Rocket Raccoon is voiced by none other than Nolan North, who lends his crafty and amazing voice over work to the character and is just as amazing as you’d imagine. The plot follows the Guardians and their quest to bring down Thanos, who after an intense battle right from the start, quickly becomes an afterthought as the real antagonist emerges after the battle, that being Hala, a Kree who’s after a device known as the “Eternity Forge.” This device has of course mystical powers that can offer only one thing:  danger for the good guys if it falls into the bad guys hands.

While the story is addicting and definitely makes me want Episode 2 as soon as humanly possible, there were a few technical issues while I was playing. Most notably texture pop ins. At times, even in HDR/4K, certain textures seemed to pop in out of nowhere, throwing off some of the experience. This is something that I’ve grown to expect from TellTale, which is a tad bit disappointing.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Episode 1 should not be missed, whether you’re a fan of TellTale or Guardians Of The Galaxy. Despite the texture pop in issues, Episode 1 delivers an excellent set up piece for what is hopefully a great Season 1. Also, the soundtrack much like the film is pretty kick ass and I bet Star Lord would approve!

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