‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Episode 2 Review – Rising Tensions and Backstory Carry the Day

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Episode 2 Review – Rising Tensions and Backstory Carry the Day

Despite their intriguing stories and clever use of IPs, Telltale’s games have been a mixed bag on iOS primarily because of technical issues. While most of the series were either fine or at least playable, Batman: The Telltale Series left a pretty bad taste on players’ mouths because it was pretty close to unplayable on more than one instance. Well, I’m glad to say that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series [$4.99] (from now on Guardians of the Galaxy) plays just fine on my iPad Air 2, despite a couple of very brief—but unobtrusive—stutters. I don’t know if this means Telltale has tinkered with the engine enough to make it work well or Guardians of the Galaxy was just less demanding than Batman; what matters is that Episode 1 of Guardians of the Galaxy should play fine on most of your devices. I will be reviewing the whole series, so expect the review score to change as more episodes release.

Episode 1 Review

Episode 2 Review

Episode 1: “Tangled Up in Blue”

I’m glad the technical issues seem to be a thing of the past because the first of this new series, and Telltale’s first venture into the Marvel universe, is entertaining and manages to balance humor, gravity, and meaningful choices quite well. At the same time, though, most of the action scenes feel almost unnecessary, and the game’s engine is definitely showing its age, which results in occasionally wooden-looking characters. Add to that lines that aren’t always delivered very convincingly, and you have a good—but not great—episode. If you like the Telltale formula, you’ll enjoy Episode 1; if you don’t, this won’t be the…

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