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The second episode of Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy series is now available, so we downloaded the Xbox One version to continue on with our journey to see where Star Lord and the Guardians end up next. The episode as a whole is ok, but it still lacks that GotG flair that James Gunn has made iconic in his live action films featuring the Galaxy’s most jacked up space family. With that being said it’s still worth checking out if you’ve invested in the Season Pass, as well as if you’re a fan of the Guardians.

You can check out the full video review below, or read the script if that’s your preference.

Hey now fans of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Matt Heywood here from EntertainmentBuddha.com to review the second episode of Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy series, which is titled, “Unfinished Business.”

There will be spoilers from the first episode present in this review, as well as light spoilers for episode 2. Proceed at your own risk.
Unfinished Business picks up right where the first episode left off, so the crew is mystified and somewhat skeptical of Star Lord’s resurrection thanks to the Infinity Forge. Once the gang realizes that this device can raise the dead you’re presented with a major plot altering decision. It’s a doozy too, because you must choose to either help Rocket revisit his past, or align with Gamora’s goals of capturing her sister Nebula so she can decipher the Infinity Forge’s runes.
There’s no way to get the best of both choices, so Telltale really puts a bit of stress on your shoulders for this choice. On one hand you can learn more about Rocket’s past, while on the other you can potentially progress your chances of love with Gamora. Being a fan or lore I opted for Rocket’s route, which turned out to be an eye opening sequence, but it definitely tampered my chances for love with Gamora.
Depending on which path you chose the next major phase of this episode will focus on the path you didn’t choose, albeit with inevitable consequences for not choosing the path first. For me this meant that Nebula attacked a Nova Corps installation and tried to escape with Thanos’ body. Naturally you must stop her, but it will be at the expense of the Guardians’ reputation.
The narrative eventually settles into its climax, which again ends on a quasi cliffhanger as the Guardians learn more about the Infinity Forge and its powers, as well as the Kree forces hunting them down.
For the most part this episode is competent in its storytelling tactics, and it’s game changing decision points will impact how your adventure plays out moving forward, so I appreciated the gravity behind some of this episode’s decisions you must make. On the other hand this episode featured two walk around and explore gameplay segments, which quite frankly grind things down to a halt and really suck the momentum out of the narrative. Telltale has done this with more than a few of its games, and like those instances the ones in this episode of Guardians are just as mediocre and forgettable.
Two episode in Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy series is just still average. Something just feels off. Maybe it’s the fact that the character’s voices and likenesses don’t match up with the live action films featuring the characters, or something else that isn’t as prominent. The series just doesn’t have the Guardians flair that Gunn has been able to illicit from his live action films. The series is entertaining, but it’s far from being water cooler worthy.
Therefore, the second episode earns an average 7.5 out of 100 review score. It’s worth playing if you’re invested into the Season Pass or the Guardians franchise, but it’s nothing to write home about if you’re just a casual fan.
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Under Pressure Review Summary

Story - 8
Gameplay - 6.5
Graphics - 8
Sound - 8
Entertainment Value - 7

7.5

Needs Gunn's Guardians

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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Review Statement: The author of this review was provided an Xbox One code by the publisher for the purposes of this review.

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.