Can Star-Lord and company escape the Kree?
The end of the first episode had Star-Lord resurrected by the Eternity Forge after being killed, but beforehand was greeted by his dead mother who told him to come find her, something that happens a few times in this episode as well. We also check in on Yondu who the Guardians turn to when trying to hide from the Kree.
This episode is a bit slower paced than the first but in a good way. We get to a see a more vulnerable side of Rocket thanks to the Eternity Forge, showing us his tragic backstory when he escaped from the facility that created him. We also get our first glimpse of Nebula who ends up joining the team as she has secrets regarding the language origin that appears on the side of the Eternity Forge. Call it a bit of a fragile alliance, we also return to the old temple where Thanos was killed to uncover it’s secrets, before finally heading to the next point which ends on a cliffhanger on what the Forge is doing and why it’s using Peter’s mother’s voice to lead him there.
The entire episode lasts around the 1-2 hour mark and while it’s hard to see if any decisions you’ve made have had any permanent implications down the road, it’s still a brilliant story. Much more light-hearted when compared to the likes of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, it’s definitely up there with the likes of Tales from the Borderlands in that regard…speaking of which….give us a second season already!
Performance-wise, Episode 2 is definitely the best from Telltale thus far. It rarely drops in framerate and the transitions made from choices isn’t half as laggy as it used to be in past Telltale games. It’s also vibrant and well animated, plus the soundtrack is superb. As are the voice-actors and they once again hit it out of the park.
Episode 2 pushes the story forward while giving us a look at a more vulnerable Rocket and leaving us on a cliffhanger on the potential of the Forge. Let’s hope the wait isn’t too long for Episode 3. So far, so good…