Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy series came to a close this week with the release of its final episode, which is titled, “Don’t Stop Believing”. Like every other episode for the series I took on the review, but unfortunately I found this finale to be the weakest of the series. It just fell flat, and too dialogue heavy, and for some reason the key choices didn’t feel as impactful as they have in previous episodes.
You can catch my full review via the embedded video or script below.
Hey now GotG fans, Matt Heywood here to review the final episode of Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy series, which is titled, “Don’t Stop Believing”.
There will be spoilers from past episodes present in this review.
After the events of the fourth episode, Star Lord and the team have fractured, and are scattered across the galaxy, but thanks to Mantis, Peter finds his way to his lost friends, and the episode begins its journey and reuniting the team.
Quite frankly, this episode is one long series of conversation wheels, and lacks action and intriguing scenarios. In fact, you don’t really do anything action intense until the penultimate chapter, so for over an hour you just execute one conversation after the next.
While having plenty of conversations is needed to repair the damage done to the Guardians, the extensive dialogue does drag this episode down in terms of its fun factor. There’s just too much exposition and not enough action to keep the entire episode feeling alive. Outside of the opening chapter, which is a flashback, there aren’t too many engaging moments found in this episode outside of the final showdown with Hala.
This episode also tries to put pretty bows on all of the relationships between Peter and his team. While other episodes provided much more serious dialogue choices, this episode felt like your decisions ultimately didn’t matter in regards to how the whole series plays out. It just felt like the writer’s intended for everything to end up kosher, so while you deal with some serious fractures in the team, none of them feel like they can’t be mended thanks to how the choices play out in this finale.
“Don’t Stop Believing” is one of the weaker entries in Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy universe, but if you’ve been playing through the series, there’s no reason not to finish it. If you haven’t played any episodes yet, then I would wait for a deal on the full season, because while it has its great moments, the overall season ultimately feels a bit weak by the time it concludes.
The episode gets a 6.5 out of 10 review score from Team EB. Like I said it’s worth playing if you’ve already invested into the full season, but if you haven’t touched this Telltale series yet, this episode doesn’t make any stronger of a case to play it.
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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.