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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Episode 2: Under Pressure

Telltale Games
Jun 6, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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7.9 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

Under Pressure transitions us off of the high-tempo radio hit that was the season opener and into a more relaxed slow jam punctuated with some meaty action riffs. The slower drip of meaningful events meant I didn't come off of it with the same level of feelgood euphoria I had after finishing Tangled Up in Blue, but Telltale is still doing an excellent job adapting this eccentric hero team to its tried-and-true format - particularly when the focus is on developing the characters and the relationships between them.

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The second episode is better paced and more engaging than the opener, but still struggles under its own technical limitations

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The second episode of Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy series takes on a slower pace with more focus on characters (and drama).

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Ultimately, while Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series: Under Pressure's array of choices doesn't quite feel as "consequential" as one might expect of the typical Telltale pitch, the new episode improves on the promise of the first outing's strengths in characterization, while still building up the main narrative into something a tad more engaging. Only the future will be able to show if these decisions will snowball properly, but the series now has me wanting to actually see that eventuality, which means it's done its job.

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Much better than the first, episode two features better pacing and more time being given to the supporting characters. I'm now excited to see where things go for the series.

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series - Episode 2 is another great episode from the developer. It's better than the first episode in a lot of ways, but still has troubling technical problems that detract from the fun.

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In the beginning it seems as if Telltale is struggling to find their groove, stumbling a bit before regaining focus.

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All in all it's a solid episode that feels decidedly rushed in the end — Rocket Raccoon's story is compelling, but it seems like the developer forgot they need to carry the main plot forward too, and left us on a massive cliffhanger to make up for it.

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