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Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series - Episode 2 Game Review

Jun 21, 2017

By: Max Cannon

Now that we're getting into the thick of this seasonGuardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is finally starting to hit its stride. While Under Pressure has a lot of lulls in both the beginning and the end, there is a fantastic story right in the center that's some of the best stuff we've ever seen from Telltale.

Expect a couple of SPOILERS.

The Resurrection of Peter Quill

The first episode of the series ended with a big surprise, after being attacked by a Kree warrior the Eternity Forge brought Peter Quill back to life -- I may never write a nerdier sentence. The Eternity Forge, a relic Thanos was hunting for when the Guardians killed him, seems to be able to bring people back to life. Following Quill's resurrection, Rocket Raccoon has his own purposes for using the relic. Meanwhile, Gamora's violent sister, Nebula, is after Thanos's body -- which is either in the care of The Collector or the Nova Corp depending upon the choices made in the previous episode.

Telltale Games' Guardians of the Galaxy - Episode 2 Launch Trailer

Landing on Yondu's front door, the Guardians of the Galaxy ask his help in repairing their ship which was damaged in a dogfight against the Kree. While getting to know the crew both Star-Lord and Yondu wind up with their hands on the Eternity Forge at the same time, which causes Star-Lord to relive his memory of his mother from the previous episode but Yondu is along for the ride and sees everything that Peter sees.

Yondu feels like an unnecessary addition to the story, sadly. He's an awesome character but he just shows up, hangs out, and vanishes. I've got my fingers crossed that we see a bit more from him later on in the season.

Yondu feels shoehorned into the game's story.Yondu feels shoehorned into the game's story.Courtesy of Telltale Games

Rocket Raccoon's Heartbreaking Escape

The highlight of the episode came from Rocket Raccoon's story. After seeing the power of the Eternity Forge, Rocket approaches Quill to see about using it for his own purpose. I can't speak as much to the road other players took but when I saw that Rocket needed my help, and in such a personal way, I couldn't just turn my back on him. So while Gamora was upset that we weren't on our way to guard Thanos, I didn't even care, she could take a chill pill while we go and help our furry little friend.

After landing on Halfworld, Rocket Raccoon and Star-Lord wind up holding the Eternity Forge at the same time again but rather than focusing on one of Peter's memories again we saw a memory of Rocket's. Escaping from a nasty experimentation, and bringing a beloved friend with him, Rocket's escape is one of the best scenes in any Telltale Game and it will always stick with me.

Rocket's connection with Quill is a series highlight.Rocket's connection with Quill is a series highlight.Courtesy of Telltale Games

The rest of the episode seems to really lose some steam around this point. Returning back to the battlefield that took Thanos's life brought things to a halt and told the Guardian's where they should be heading to next.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the story was on the underwhelming side. Yondu was completely unnecessary, at least at this point in the adventure, and the rest of the story just felt like it was cruising along on autopilot. But Rocket Raccoon's story was such a highlight that it outshines how run-of-the-mill the remainder of the episode was. However, the stage feels set and we'll hopefully get some real answers in episode 3.


  • Rocket Raccoon's Story
  • Good Setup


  • Unnecessary Characters
  • Slow Pacing

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, Episode 2: Under Pressure Game Rating:[RATING 3,game]

Available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Cover ArtGuardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Cover Art
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