Tales from the Borderlands - Season One Reviews
The best opening from a Telltale game to date and a promising start to a new episodic series.
It's tough for an outsider to look at the praise Tales from the Borderlands is receiving without thinking it's a bit hyperbolic and overblown. Rest assured, Telltale's best game shows us exactly what it means for a game to be fun, as its wonderful writing seems to play on just about every emotion you have. If you thought that this studio would never top the first season of The Walking Dead, you're sorely mistaken, as the title the world thought would be mediocre highlighted the shear wealth of talent over at Telltale.
With a terrific cast of characters, a compelling storyline and some genuinely laugh out loud moments, Tales from the Borderlands easily maintains Telltale Games' upward trajectory. The few minor audio and graphical glitches are easily forgiven due to the strength of the gameplay experience and the pace rarely slows down, although the fourth episode did seem a tad meandering.
The story is excellent, characters are intriguing, and the game looks better than I'm used to seeing from Telltale Games.
The latest Telltale tale is funny, ambitious and better than the games upon which it's based.
A great cast and some hilarious writing make Tales from the Borderlands one of Telltale's best titles yet.
Tales from the Borderlands's visuals have aged poorly and the animation quality won't impress anyone, but the centre of the experience is the characters and story. Coming into this and expecting a traditional Borderlands experience will only lead to disappointment. This is enjoyable for people who have never played any Borderlands title, or for fans of the setting who want to see the universe get further fleshed out. The sense of humour is still intact, for better and for worse: it can be a bit exhausting for every character to be a snarky and sarcastic rogue, but at least they do have heart where it counts.
You'll get 8 to 10 hours of quality entertainment and a demonstration that game screenwriting has moved way forward and can be asked as much as adventurous or JRPG of the 1990s.
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A sensational story in the absurd world of borderlands. And it will amuse, and it will touch – but above all it will amuse. For fans, the position is mandatory, although new to the series should not feel lost.
Review in Polish | Read full review
You have a feeling of a really good comic book after finishing the game.
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Tales from the Borderlands is a good choice if you're looking to get away from the drama and suspense of other Telltale Games titles. Even if you are not a fan of Borderlands, this game will get you a laugh and may even convince you to play the rest of the series to learn the whole story. With each new installment, Telltale seems to learn more and has high expectations for its next game. So far, Tales is one of the best titles from the developer by combining great characters, a good story and moments that will remain in your memory. The ending is somewhat ambiguous, so I feel like a second season may be on the way and I can't wait to get back to Pandora.
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Tales from the Borderlands has got it where it counts and delivers a series that is more than worthy of the franchise name. It's a Telltale game that's a winner for all, not just fans of the best-selling shooter.
If the measure of a game was purely its story Tales from the Borderlands would be an unquestioned dominator. The problem is that its gameplay is almost non-existent, with some of it feeling more obligatory than purposeful. Making some of the dialogue options timed also really hurts the game as it pushes the player to act rashly and in a manner they wouldn't normally do if they had just a few more seconds to ponder their preferred choice. However, the story more than holds its own. People looking for more action in their games may be disappointed, but those who simply want an active and pleasant adventure story and are fine with the setting will thoroughly enjoy their time spent.
Even if the game did not quite meet my personal expectations as an adventure game, that doesn't mean you won't have a good time. If nothing else, the awesome humor, interesting characters and the always welcomed insanity of Borderlands will surely hold your attention.
Tales from the Borderlands can easily compete against the hottest contenders on TV, not just on account of its writing, but also its cinematic beauty
[SPOILERS] This is, without a doubt, the finest series Telltale Games have produced to date. Whether you're already a Borderlands fan or not, Tales From The Borderlands delivers an emotional, entertaining, and downright fun episodic adventure title.
Overall, the game made a lasting impression on how I look at the Borderlands games and really delivered on Telltale's legacy of broadening the landscape of the universes they touch. Whether it be Borderlands 3 or Tales from the Borderlands Season 2, I can't wait to get my hands on the next one and figure out what happens to a few of my favourite "vault hunters" in the series.
"Telltale does what it knows best."
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Tales from the Borderlands is a classic TellTale Games title set within the world of the titular looter shooter trilogy. Of course, I knew about this series, and had dabbled for a few minutes in one of the titles when they came to PlayStation Plus some time ago. However, I had never truly played one of them. Yet, I was instantly drawn to this title when it became available. The graphics, the style of the game and its episodic nature spoke to me.
Tales From The Borderlands is a surprisingly enjoyable experience with charming characters that draw you in from the start. The Telltale writing team do a great job of making the humour less puerile than other Borderlands games; despite one or two forced moments of ‘Gearbox writing’ raising its ugly head. The overall aesthetic remains quaint and distinctly unique to Telltale. The visuals paired with the constant “humour” are perfect for any longtime Borderlands fans, while also bringing Telltale fans into the fold. It is a decent game with good intentions; and while not amazing at any rate, a sequel would not go unwarranted.