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

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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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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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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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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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