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.
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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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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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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82 / 100
Jun 11, 2017

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

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Jun 5, 2017

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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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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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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8 / 10
Jun 9, 2017

If you're a fan of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and yet still on the fence with regards to the Telltale series, I'd consider getting down and making a purchase, pronto.

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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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T.J. Hafer
Top Critic
7.9 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2017

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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7.8 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2017

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

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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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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2017

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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75 / 100
Jun 6, 2017

Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy series continues with Under Pressure, the second of five planned episodes, and while it is competent and features a bit of Rocket lore, it still lacks that Guardians flair James Gunn has perfected in his live action films featuring the same characters.

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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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7 / 10
Jun 8, 2017

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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7 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

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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Jun 9, 2017

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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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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