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    jp's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series (PS4)

    [May 28, 2019 01:44:04 PM]
    Finished playing this over the weekend - I had two and a half episodes left and I've just realized I didn't write anything about any of those play sessions. Sigh.

    In no particular order:

    a. This one was definitely more "puzzley" than the last few I've played (Borderlands and Game of Thrones) which was a bit of a surprise. I was under the impression that Telltale had veered away from puzzle elements - but perhaps it was a different internal team thing? I also haven't checked the release dates so I could be wrong in my sense of the timeline.

    b. The game obviously is/was meant to capitalize on the success of the movie - so it was strange to see the characters NOT modelled after the actors from the movie. But then, inspired by them? I'm not all that familiar with the comics, but my guess is that Peter Quill's outfit came from the movie, but the character doesn't look like the actor. Drax and Gamora don't look at all like the movie, maybe based off the comics? As for Rocket and Groot - maybe modelled after both? I'm not sure, and it all seems a bit confusing. The whole thing works fine, but I was just thinking how tricky character design must have been for the artists who worked on the game. (and to what extent the legal/licensing department was involved?)

    c. I got the impression that this game diverged more than others at the end - mostly from the summaries you get showing you the status of all the characters at the end of the 5th episode. For me, a whole bunch of characters were dead (Nebula, a bunch of the villains), but Drax was alive and Groot seriously injured. The game has what seems like a major plot point for divergence (do you destroy/not destroy the forge? I went with destroy) in episode 3 (I think) - so I'm curious how that plays out along the other path? I can't be bothered to play it, but I'll dig around online just to sate my curiosity.

    d. There's a scene I REALLY enjoyed (episode 4?) which plays like those montage scenes in movies where there's no dialogue, only music, and there are cuts from different scenes (e.g. a training scene, or a "let's have a day out with cuts to all the different activities). I'm sure there's a special term for them - but anyways, I think that's the first time I've seen something like that scene in a game AND with playable (QTEs) as well. The scene was mostly Quill getting the rest of the crew to calm down, be quiet so that Mantis can trace a location in space we needed to get to.

    Overall I enjoyed it and it felt like a "bona fide" Guardians story. Oh, and we killed Thanos...which was pretty surprising (given that I think the game came out before the Thanos stuff in Avengers? By that, I just mean the last two movies where he has all the stones and stuff).

    Yes, there's a final "teaser" scene that intimates it might not be the end of Thanos - but I was still surprised by that bold move in the game!
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    jp's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series (PS4)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Wednesday 1 May, 2019

    GameLog closed on: Tuesday 28 May, 2019

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