Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Episode 1: Tangled Up in Blue

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58 / 100
Apr 18, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy's story may eventually get someplace interesting, but it's a poor fit for Telltale's simple quick time events and stiff dialogue sequences.

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T.J. Hafer

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy is definitely starting off on the right foot, with a great script, great actors, and a universe packed with personality (and backed by catchy tunes) to explore. If it can continue to deliver the quality of dialogue and panel-perfect action over the course of the rest of the season, it may find itself seated in the upper echelons of Telltale's catalog. I just hope that now the series has introduced itself, the series gives its environments and characters just a bit more time to breathe in between speeding the plot along.

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7.3 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2017

Strong voice acting recalls the movie version of these characters, but the humor and battles lack punch

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Polygon

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2017

The first chapter's conflicts and outcomes may be conventional, but so were the the ones in the weird comic books my best friend's older brother stored in bread bags, which we'd read as fast as we could before he got home from football practice to terrify us. The feeling of wanting to read the next issue is just the same, too.

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7 / 10
Apr 17, 2017

The first episode of Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy series has an engaging movie-style pace that's interrupted by its game-like elements.

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Apr 17, 2017

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is a Telltale game. It does what the studio does well, and falters where they normally falter. The first episode kicks off the overall story with some interesting moments, but Telltale's Batman adaptation had a stronger start and more interesting mechanics to paint over the formula.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2017

Reactions to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series will depend largely on how receptive a given player is to seeing more of the Guardians of the Galaxy in general. Unlike their successful big-screen debut, the narrative missteps in Tangled Up in Blue mean that players of the first episode won't immediately fall in love with this motley crew of ne'er-do-wells. Anyone that's already open to their cosmic antics will find a family that seems worth sticking with.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

This first chapter begins and ends in a great way and with a good pace, the rest of it is pretty dull and with some meaningless dialogues. However, this game still has the spirit of the franchise and outstanding sound effects.

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Unscored
Apr 18, 2017

Telltale have crafted their own story from the Guardians comic-book lore, while keeping the flavour of the hugely successful movie. There are plenty of nods to both, and fans on the lookout for Knowhere, the Kree and other notable characters from the series will likely be more than happy. This is still a Telltale game though, and there simply aren't any new mechanics to be found here that'll convince detractors otherwise.

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8 / 10
Apr 18, 2017

A great starting point for a new Telltale games' series that manages to retain what's better from the developer and from the characters. We just don't want to see how this story unfolds... Now we need it.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

It's not a bad game by any means, but I'm starting to feel fatigued by episodic games. The characters work well together, and there are some nice ideas, but I'm not finding anything beyond this to keep me hooked.

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Apr 17, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series - Episode 1 "Tangled Up in Blue" is a great introduction to this vast universe. It doesn't excel quite as much as Telltale's best, but it serves its purpose exceptionally well. Introducing us to the characters, the story, and delivering some laughs, it looks like we're in for another wonderful ride with Telltale.

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Unscored
Apr 22, 2017

The opening episode of Guardians of the Galaxy sets up the series for what's to come, capturing the tone of the source material really well with on-point vocal performances and some terrific visual gags.

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6 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

Telltale's take on Guardians of the Galaxy probably isn't what most fans of the film will expect, and the differences may prove off-putting

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Unscored
Apr 19, 2017

Pretty much exactly what you might have expected from the Walking Dead folks doing Guardians. Which is to say competent enough as these things go, but far less suited to manic action-comedy than it is to languid angst and survival.

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65 / 100
Apr 25, 2017

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy feels like a mixed bag.  While there's the promise of a fun adventure in the Marvel universe with a likable group of characters, it's hampered by the same problems of nearly every Telltale game in the last few years, plus a few new ones.  It's not terrible, but I'd wait to see what the other episodes look like before picking it up.

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Apr 18, 2017

The strength of these games comes from story, characters, and direction. Here, Telltale takes a terrific set of characters and puts them through an adventure that feels perfectly in line with both the movie and comic universes.

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80 / 100
Apr 25, 2017

This first episode sets the stage in an entertaining and action-packed way, leaving just enough room amongst it all for the sarcastic group of characters many of us have come to know and love.

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The Games Machine
Daniele Dolce

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2017

The first episode of Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy pretty much contains everything a fan of the movie could ever desire. The graphics engine desperately needs a revamp, though.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

5 / 10
Apr 20, 2017

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Episode 1: Tangled Up in Blue is traditional for Telltale Games collection of overdue templates, where you can see a cynical imitation of a popular universe.

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