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

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Episode 2: Under Pressure is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
Sep 7, 2017

The second episode of Guardians of the Galaxy focuses more on character relationships in their pasts and continues to tell a great story. However, some technical glitches along with below par QTE scenes prevent it from becoming a superb title.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2017

Episode Two ‘Under Pressure’ builds upon the opening episode and then some; it has drama, tension, action and heartbreak, so everything you want from a Telltale Games product.

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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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4.5 / 5.0
Aug 4, 2017

Under Pressure veers away from the main story of TellTale’s Guardians to focus on Rocket Raccoon’s backstory, with surprisingly poignant and successful results.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2017

Sadly, Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy: The Telltale Series Ep 2 “Under Pressure” was more disappointing than its predecessor. Although Telltale improved on some of the negative factors of the first game, they dropped the ball or did not improve in other areas.

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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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9 / 10
Jul 18, 2017

I loved it so much and it managed to immerse me perfectly into the atmosphere of the guardians. The humor was on par where it could be, there were sentimental moments, enough action and all in all a very nice balance of all elements. I cannot wait to play the next episode and see the big reveal that we found at the end of episode 2.

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RPG Fan
Top Critic
78%
Jul 11, 2017

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

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6 / 10
Jul 3, 2017

Poignant character moments and some impressive use of pop music make Under Pressure a better episode than Tangled Up In Blue, but still nowhere near the lofty heights that we know Telltale is capable of. There's enough good work here to indicate that by the time the series is over it'll have given us reasons to care about the cast and what they're up to, but if you're on the fence about whether or not to pick up the season pass, you're probably best waiting a little longer to make that decision. The series has potential, but whether it'll ever manage to escape the shadow of the movies it is so desperately trying to recreate remains to be seen.

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Olivia Falk
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jun 28, 2017

Under Pressure does a good job of showing the cracks that are beginning to form in the Guardians' relationships, while ironically filling some of the cracks that were present in the first chapter's presentation. It still needs some work to make it something truly special, and it remains to be seen whether the consequences will be worth the yawn-inducing build-up. Luckily, things are looking up, and as the main theme suggests, Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy is still very much a Livin' Thing.

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CGMagazine
Top Critic
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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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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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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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2017

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series – Episode Two ‘Under Pressure’ doesn’t feel as impactful as the first episode from both an action and storyline perspective, but it does enough to keep players entertained throughout it’s roughly hour and a half run-time. Seeing this deeper look into Rocket Racoon’s past was quite enlightening and I’m intrigued to see how it affects the story down the line – even if it did minimal to progress it right now. I’d probably say I preferred the Episode One over Under Pressure, though only just. The lack of new locations to see and actual exploration was pretty obvious, whilst some of the flaws remained the same here too. That doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy playing through it though and I’m still eagerly excited to see what comes next in the series.

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67 / 100
Jun 20, 2017

The second episode of the Guardians of the Galaxy season has its ups and downs. Despite delivering some interesting moments to the development of his characters (especially Rocket Racoon), the episode highlights some of the series' biggest problems: the lack of polishment in the graphics and meaningful game choices.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
6 / 10
Jun 16, 2017

If Under Pressure was meant to serve as a platform to build up the third episode, then it surely succeeded at that.

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Unscored
Jun 15, 2017

There are still plenty of reasons to tune in to Telltale's Guardians, but this is a B-side rather than a hit single.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2017

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Episode 2: Under Pressure continues what the first episode began, putting together an interesting tale about a group of misfits who are as often their own worst enemies as they are best friends to one another. Still, the quirky but lovable collection of characters helps to carry what has been only an average story so far, while demonstrating that there is plenty of potential to be had here in the upcoming chapters.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2017

Under Pressure is a great follow up and it looks like Telltale finally found the perfect balance between comedy and emotion and thanks to that cliff hanger of an ending, I can't wait to see what they have for us in Episode 3.

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