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

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7 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2017

Though some of the series' weaker aspects are unlikely to go away any time soon like some of its technical and visual shortcomings, the deeper focus on characterization and the relationships that players will build between Star-Lord and the rest of the Guardians is one I deeply look forward to exploring in the coming episodes. Telltale nailed the look of Guardians of the Galaxy in the first two installments, and with Episode 2 they're finally getting a little closer to nailing the heart of it.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 8, 2017

It may not have you pausing your game and thinking over decisions quite like The Walking Dead did, but Guardians of the Galaxy constantly emanates feel-good vibes, reminiscent of Tales from the Borderlands. While I'm not convinced it'll ultimately live up to Rhys, Fiona and Loaderbot's escapades (my own personal favorite series), for sheer enjoyment, it's shaping up to come mighty close.

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ACG

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Unscored
Jun 5, 2017
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RPG Fan

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78%
Jul 11, 2017

Under Pressure provides more of the same with plenty of room for improvement.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2017

Under Pressure chooses the way of introspection and shows some Guardians' soul to the player, but the main storyline is pratically freezed and there are way too much QTEs to deal with.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2017

Under Pressure continues most of the problems with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. It's interesting, but not interesting enough. It's funny, but not funny enough. It has everything to make a good Telltale series, but not enough of it. I'm honestly starting to worry at this point.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2017

Humour and pacing is sacrificed for a delve into Rocket's past, but even that cannot sustain a lacklustre storyline.

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CGMagazine

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2017

"Under Pressure" redeems one character, but raises questions about whether some of the series' problems are too well ingrained to be fixed in further episodes.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 7, 2017

Under Pressure keeps the story flowing and the jams pumping as Telltale provides a rare look at one of the Guardians' upbringings. The hit-or-miss humor and standard technical malfunctions are still on full display, but the strong storytelling helps keep the season moving forward as the dysfunctional space crew keep searching for answers.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2017

Wrapping up, Under Pressure continues the Guardians' adventure quite nicely. It lacks a little of the thrilling action that peppered the first episode but compensates with a tighter storyline and good narrative. In short, this episode fulfils all the check marks of Telltale and is a fairly good time for Marvel fans.

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