GSY Review PS4 Xbox One PC

After The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and Batman, Telltale Games are back with another comic book adaptation, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - The Telltale Series. We have completed the first episode which will be available later today, so find out our verdict inside.

Verdict


We'll need more convincing before we can say if bringing the Guardians to PC and consoles was a good idea. After an introductory scene faithful to the movie adaptation and quite an unexpected turn of events at the end of the first big fight, this season opening plays it a bit too safe, with very few memorable sequences. The dated graphics engine and stiff animations are partly to blame, but the main problem is that the stakes aren't high enough to make you want to see what's going to happen next. It is obviously too soon to say whether or not the season will be worth it in the end, but we do hope the plot will take us somewhere more interesting in the second episode. After all, the characters are truly endearing and the way they are developed is very respectful of their comic book counterparts, so if you're a big fan of the series, you might find something to enjoy here. Just don't expect anything truly interesting in terms of gameplay, as even the quick time events offer no challenge whatsoever. Until we can see what the rest of the season has to offer, the best we can tell you is: we are Groot.
  • On the plus side
  • The characters and the game world
  • The humor
  • The soundtrack
  • Solid voice acting
  • Classy title screen
  • On the downside
  • The Telltale formula is starting to get old
  • Limited gameplay
  • Lack of stakes
  • Few memorable sequences
  • Technically dated
Sdarts
Sdarts
Commented on 2017-04-18 11:13:45
The sad thing is that I was going through hundreds of images of the Guardians of the Galaxy comics, and they're full of interesting encounters with other super heroes and villains, new technologies, new worlds with new species, etc.

They're full of very rich and interesting content just waiting to be used - like Angela, Nova Corps, X-Men and Spider-Man crossovers. Another good source of material is the Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon on the Disney channel. Hopefully Telltale goes beyond the Marvel Cinematic Universe influences - both in story and character designs.
In reply to
About the game
Platform
PC PS4 XBOXONE
Published by
Telltale Games
Developed by
Telltale Games
Patreon

$224 of $400 per month

What's up?
  • Loakum

    Loakum @nostradamus: LOL! You crazy ass Owl. Good one! :D (1 Day ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus ellie we really are the last of us (1 Day ago)

  • Loakum

    Loakum @nostradamus: what does that acronym stand for? (1 Day ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus i'll play EWRATLOU Remaster when the new trailer comes out. (2 Days ago)

  • Loakum

    Loakum @Seth: I doubt they would make any new game announcement since all their developers are working on next gen titles. We may hear something about that “Dreams” game from Media Molecule. (2 Days ago)

  • Loakum

    Loakum @Seth: There better do three things: Anounce a release date. Announce pre orders for collectors/Ellie Edition, and finally show a trailer featuring Joel! Those are my demands. (2 Days ago)

  • Seth

    Seth @Loakum: i'm hoping they have some surprise other than obvious thing TLoU II. There was rumor about Demon's Souls remake, this could be great, unless Sony is keeping it for next gen... (3 Days ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood Join us tomorrow at 10 pm GMT+2 for a new livestream. We'll be playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. (> 3 Months ago)

Also on Gamersyde

Our videos of The Surge 2

  • Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Driftwood

Our 4K videos of FIFA 20 in 4K

  • Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Driftwood

20 minutes of The Sojourn on PC

  • Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Driftwood