Tales From The Borderlands
After the last games I had some serious Telltale fatigue. While these games do have different stories and characters, of course, they are still pretty much all the same. Since there is no “real” gameplay to speak of, there can be this almost overwhelming sense of having done all this before.
To make matters worse, there is also always this extremely annoying claim at the beginning, that the story would be shaped by the players choices and whatnot. Everyone who has ever played just one of these Telltale games knows, that the choices barely make a difference, if any – so it’s just so weird they would insist on claiming this at the start of each of their games… I can see how a dev would do that once, but always? It now only serves to create expectations that won’t be met. It seems to remain Telltale’s secret, why they would keep shoving this into the faces of players, who know better by now.
So after not playing one of these games for several months, I decided to give this one a shot again. Time heals all wounds, or something along these lines. While it still doesn’t hold a candle against my favorite Telltale game of all time, The Wolf Among Us (actually on my games list right now), it’s really fun. I especially liked the soundtrack. The game benefits quite a bit from their smart selection.
I’m not really gonna go into this whole thing why the game is worth playing, if it’s for you, the above video will tell you right away. Every episode has such an intro and its own song.