Jan 8, 2015
Borderlands is more than a game. It is a concept. And the game Tales from the Borderlands proves that idea. One of Telltale’s finest.
Tales from the Borderlands is a story driven game by Telltale games, a developer you know from games like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. The story is about two people actually, both telling their side of a story.
We won’t go tell to much about the story, because it is one of the highlights of this game. What we can tell you is that the narrative perfectly falls into the established Borderlands world and lore and if you’ve played previous iterations of the series, you’ll know what’s up.
And if it is indeed the case you’ve played Borderlands 2 to be exact (and maybe perhaps the Pre-Sequel game), you’ll know where the story left off. Tales from the Borderlands explores the universe without a very important character from those games and shows us what it is like to be someone we haven’t been before. It sounds rather vague this way, but I rarely play Telltale games because of their gameplay.
The story is what counts and I can only imagine others would prefer, just like me, to not be spoiled by some review. Just know that their is an heavy emphasis on action oriented story telling, in which characters are meant to react quickly. It puts the player on the edge of his seat, but it is now always like that. Like other Telltale productions, there is plenty room for character development.
The best part of Tales from the Borderlands is that this game shows us that Borderlands is more than a game. It’s a concept. A concept of different worlds to be explored by different characters – or in this case, the same world with characters that put you, the player, in the shoes of people from the other side. Or aren’t they? It eventually all comes down on that shiny treasure.
So yeah, if you like Telltale games, this is one of the best playthroughs I’ve ever had. I heard that Game of Thrones Episode 1 is even better, but I haven’t had the chance to play that one yet. So if you haven’t, this is the best one yet. And if you like Borderlands and are in need for some more stories from a certain planet, than it is also a save bet for you downloading this game.