Although owning the majority of the Telltale games, I rarely tend to play them. However, with my currently Borderlands obsession, I decided it was time to drop in and play this one.
It’s no secret that I’ve got a bit of a Borderlands obsession, and I have to say, Telltale absolutely nailed the universe, the aesthetic, the humour, and just about everything. There were numerous occasions I genuinely laughed out loud; times I was emotional about events that happened.
So, spoiler free, the story. The game is set after the events from Borderlands 2, and although characters from both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre Sequel make an appearance, the majority of them don’t really add to the story. I would however suggest completing Borderlands 2 first; otherwise you’re in for a massive spoiler.
The game mechanics were pretty much the standard Telltale controls, mainly swiping across the screen to dodge things, moving the thumb stick over an item and pressing the RT to pick stuff up, and on occasions moving/looking around. You were able to use a scanner on occasions which gave you a little more information on the object you were looking at, however this usually only provided a little additional information, normally containing an in-joke or two.
The things that really stood out for me was the voice acting, partially thanks to Troy Baker voicing the main role, but the other cast members, new and old were solid. I did however find it a little strange that the guy who voices Joe Swanson from Family Guy voiced a main character, and he has a very distinctive voice.
The other thing that blew me away was the music choices. For me, the Borderlands games have always had an amazing soundtrack, this didn’t let you down. You would essentially play the first chapter of the episode, then to be presented with a titles scene playing some amazing music.
Tales from the Borderlands is split over 5 episodes, each with around 6 or 7 chapters in each. Personally I felt it suffered from a little bit of mid season lul, as episode 3 was my least favourite episode, however episode 4 really knocked it out of the park.
All in all, a great game, some amazingly funny, and emotional moment were had.
Approx Time taken to beat – 12 hours
Difficulty setting – Normal
Score – [Rating:5/5]
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