Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
|a game by||Telltale, Inc|
|Editor Rating:||8.3/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||9.5/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Text Adventure, Episodic Games, Guardians of the Galaxy Series|
I have loved the majority of the stuff that Telltale have done so when I heard that Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series was going to be a thing I was very excited. The game was released before the second movie came out, but this has nothing to do with the mcu. Instead, this is its own story and one that as you would expect from these guys, gives the player a great deal of choice in the way that things unfold.
Raising “Hala” On The Galaxy
As you would expect from this game the story of Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is broken up into different chapters. The idea of the game is that the Guardians have finally managed to kill Thanos! While doing this they came into possession of an artifact known as The Eternity Forge which is immensely powerful. This puts them on a collision course with a very cool enemy, Hala The Accuser who is a Kree.
I enjoyed the story that they told here. At the time the game was released some people criticized the reliance on humor, but I think with this group of characters, the humor is great as it helps the bond between them grow and as the player, you like them even more because of it.
On The Edge Of A Knife
Let’s face it while there were various tweaks added here and there to each game, if you have played any Telltale game, you know what to expect from the gameplay. Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is a story driven experience where you mainly play as Star Lord. You have to make various decisions as the game progresses and these can change the way the story unfolds, one early example of this is picking between Gamora and Drax to go with you. As well as the story sections of the game, when you control Star Lord (you do get limited control of other characters too) you have to use his boost to move around. This can be kind of awkward, not because he is hard to control, but the animation as he moves around is very odd and did take me out of the game on more than one occasion.
The Heart Of The Movie
While Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is not based on the MCU, I have to say that it has a very similar tone. The way the game looks is kind of in-between the movies and the animated series they did for Disney XD a few years back. I like the look of all the character models and think that there is a good mixture of them looking like they do in the MCU as well as animation and comic books. The animation in the game can be a tad choppy in places, but it does not spoil the game.
Hit That Repeat Button Baby!
The live action movie is known for its soundtrack and that has certainly been brought over to this game. It has a tremendous licensed soundtrack with very fitting songs. Even better than that is the voice acting, Telltale is one of the best around (well when they were around) when it comes to voice acting and each character in this game is voice acted, very well.
I had a great time playing through Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. I will say that it does not hit the emotional depths of smoothing like The Walking Dead. However, I would go as far as to say that this is a bit of a hidden gem and a game that is critiqued way too harshly. If you love Marvel, then this is a game that is well worth your time checking out.
- This game has fantastic voice acting
- I loved the licensed soundtrack
- The story is great and I enjoyed the relationship between the characters
- There is a tad more gameplay here than in past Telltale games
- The animations can be a tad choppy, especially when boosting around as Star Lord
- The humor may not be to your liking
Download Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP