Tales From The Borderlands (Telltale Games)

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    • Tales From The Borderlands (Telltale Games)

      Tales From The Borderlands is one of Telltale's latest episodic games, based around the Borderlands universe by Gearbox. It's wildly entertaining, regardless of whether or not you're a prior fan of the Borderlands IP, and features numerous well-known voice actors, such as Laura Bailey, Nolan North, Patrick Warburton, and Troy Baker (in case you're wondering who he is, he voiced the main character in Infamous Second Son, and Joel from the Last Of Us, among others). In addition, it's more of a light-hearted, fun adventure, in comparison to the dark themes present in most of Telltales other recent works.

      The basic plot follows the adventures of the two main characters (both playable, by the way) as they......well, screw up. Consistently. The game is essentially being told from their perspective in the present looking back (whilst being held at gunpoint), as entirely unreliable narrators. I.....alright, It's hard to explain.
      Here, have some wikipedia regurgita:

      Tales takes place in the Borderlands universe, primarily on the planet Pandora. Long-standing fables of a Vault containing vast treasures on Pandora has drawn numerous "Vault Hunters" to the planet, as well as the corporate interests of the Hyperion corporation who maintain military-like control of the planet from an orbiting base. The game occurs after the events of Borderlands 2; Hyperion's long-standing president, Handsome Jack, has been killed by the most recent Vault Hunter arrivals, and it has been discovered that there are numerous other Vaults scattered throughout the galaxy, leading to a search for more Vault Keys that can open these new Vaults.

      The player separately controls the story's two protagonists Rhys (Troy Baker) and Fiona (Laura Bailey). Rhys is a Hyperion employee, who has been working with his co-worker and friend Vaughn (Chris Hardwick) to get promoted into the higher ranks of the company but is stymied by his new boss and rival Hugo Vasquez (Patrick Warburton). Fiona is a con artist working on Pandora along with her sister Sasha (Erin Yvette), both who learned under their adoptive mentor Felix (Norman Hall). The story explores how the characters came together, showing common events from the perspective of both characters in a manner called the "Big Fish version of what happened" by Telltale's Kevin Bruner. Other new characters in the game include Rhys' and Vaughn's co-worker Yvette (Sola Bamis), the ruthless black market fencer August (Nolan North), the bandit leader Bossanova (Jason Topolski), and a mysterious stranger (Roger L. Jackson) shown during in medias res scenes during the episodes. Episode 2 introduces two new characters, the hooligans Finch (Dave Fennoy) and Kroger (Adam Harrington).

      In addition to original characters, the game also features returning characters from the main Borderlands games (voiced by the same actors from the original games) including Handsome Jack (Dameon Clarke), businesswoman Mad Moxxi (Brina Palencia), gun salesman Marcus (Bruce DuBose), madman Shade (Brad Jackson), Hodunk clan leader Tector (Joel McDonald), and Vault Hunter Zer0 (Michael Turner). Episode 2 features the appearance of mechanic Scooter (Mikey Neumann), junkdealer Janey Springs (Catherine Moore), and ex-Atlas assassin Athena (Lynda Mackay).

      Regardless, the game has received extremely positive reviews (topping Game of Thrones in most instances I've seen, despite being a less popular franchise) and if it remains on track, has the potential to be my favourite Telltale game since TWD S1.

      It can be purchased here: