Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy The Telltale Series Ep: 1 Playthrough and Review: A Farewell to Kings

April 21st, 2017 -

Good news! We played through the first episode of Telltale’s new series. Bad news! Our commentary was way too quiet and hard to hear compared to the game audio. This was absolutely my fault for not doing QA on our end. However, above is our playthrough of the first episode; Monica had the reigns for 99% of the video. We did a recap of our thoughts at the end, but since it’s practically not possible to hear over the game audio, I’ll go ahead and summarize our thoughts here.

This is Monica’s second Telltale game, and the first that we’ve gone through together blind. Knowing the Guardians from the movie only, she went into the game expecting it to be the same voices. While Nolan North nails it with Rocket, the remaining characters leave a bit to be desired. Once she was used to the fact that it was going to be different though, things were more enjoyable.

Overall, the game plays like most other Telltale entries. There are minor differences, such as having multiple levels for the exploration section (think the detective portions of their Batman), but overall there aren’t any mechanics here that will seem overly fresh. That doesn’t take away from the experience though. If you’re a fan of the decision making presented in these games, you’ll be right at home here.

We had a good time with the first episode, and are eagerly awaiting the future installments. The game still suffers the classic technical problems that all of their games seem to, and it would be nice to not run into things like that at this point, but they don’t ruin the experience. Whether or not we break out into song again in the future episodes, only the night sky knows.

BUY

Pros

  • Writing
  • Rocket

Cons

  • Technical Glitches in Animation/Lighting
  • Acting Seems a Bit Dull

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series was developed and published by Telltale Games. The first episode launched on PC, PS4, and X1 April 18th, 2017 for $4.99, and was made available on mobile devices shortly thereafter. The game was provided to us for review on PS4. If you’d like to see more of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, check out the official site.

 

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