This Friday sees the release of Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2, the continuing adventures of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax The Destroyer, Rocket and Baby Groot. Anticipation is high, and all signs point to this being a massive box office success. Before we get there, though, we’ve got some pretty solid fun to whet our appetites. Among the most exciting Guardians tie-ins is the brand new, multi-part game from Telltale Games and WB Interactive Entertainment.
In Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, you play as the various team members in a massive game that is, in my estimation, the most refined and entertaining Telltale title I’ve ever encountered. It’s also hilarious. Like, laugh out loud funny.
The story is simple – following a battle with the Mad Titan, Thanos, the Guardians acquire a powerful took that could very well tear their family apart.
As per other Telltale titles, the focus here is on interaction and the choices you make while playing the game (which, in Episode One: Tangled Up In Blue, mainly focuses on Star-Lord). Piss off another character and they’ll remember your actions. Though there are some great action moments,especially when you and the team are taking on Thanos, things don’t move super fast. Instead, players should take their time, enjoy the great voice acting, storytelling and absolutely outstanding animation quality that leaves you feeling as though you’re actually playing a brand new Guardians film.
Following wonderful games based on The Walking Dead, Back to the Future, and Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is the company’s first foray into the Marvel Universe, and it is really as good as you could hope for. Here’s hoping the relationship continues.