Tales From The Borderlands: Episode Three - Catch A Ride
Tales from the Borderlands Episode 3 balances humor and drama to deliver the best chapter of the series so far.
A few chuckles and new personalities can't sustain the meandering adventure.
Tales from the Borderlands' third episode is its best yet, a shining example of Telltale's branching narratives and a gut-busting, heart-pounding thrill ride.
[This review is based on a retail build of the game provided by the publisher.]
I do find myself less engaged than the last episode had me feeling. I'm hoping for a better shake-up of action and exposition for the remaining two episodes because leaving a huge chunk of the latter to fill the middle feels contrary to the game's origins. It's a weird time to be had.
Many have called Tales from the Borderlands Telltale's best series ever, and with episodes like Catch a Ride it is tough to argue. The humor is excellent, the voice acting is stellar, and the story continues to engage and intrigue the player with its dual-narrator structure. If you haven't taken the plunge into Rhys and Fiona's epic adventure yet there is no reason to keep waiting, as Tales just keeps getting better as time goes on. Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4 can't come soon enough.
Another great episode in what is becoming Telltale's best series. But the sporadic episode release is harming it overall.
The latest in Telltale Games' episodic series based on 2K's hit RPG shooter is curiously low on laughs and full of frustrating action
Just a shame they're taking so long to come out. Roll on Episode Four!
Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 3 – Catch a Ride starts to get to the meat of the plot, but it still leaves a lot of questions. This is fine – we're only halfway, after all – but it does seem like the story's heading in more directions than it probably should be. Nevertheless, this instalment falls somewhere in between the first and second episodes in terms of quality – and when all is said and done, that's not a negative thing.