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Since 2012 many publications have been crediting Telltale Games with the revival of the adventure genre. Despite this, I haven’t touched The Wolf Among Us or Tales from the Borderlands, and I only played through one chapter of The Walking Dead before deciding it wasn’t compelling enough for me. Despite all their praise and game …
After a couple of somewhat lackadaisical episodes, filled with table-setting, stage-dressing and a series of questionably relevant choices, Telltale’s Game of Thrones is finally pulling the curtain back with episode 5, which is certainly the finest to date.
Telltale’s Game of Thrones series continues to struggle as it passes its halfway point with the latest episode, Sons of Winter. What’s really unfortunate about this serialized gaming experience is how much the comparisons to both the HBO television series from which it takes its name, and Telltale Games’ previous titles like The Wolf Among Us, and The Walking Dead continue to hurt it rather than help it. Alas, even as a slight improvement on the previous installment, The Sword in the Darkness, it still falters nearly as often as it soars.
Telltale Games have adapted yet another franchise into their realm of adventure games, but this time it is a property that already exists in the game world. In collation with Gearbox Software, Tales from the Borderlands explores the world of Pandora in a new fashion, but stays true to the series excellent characters and witty dialog. Seeing the title in action makes much more sense than on paper, because the team at Telltale Games knows exactly how to bring out the best in Borderlands.
When the idea of melding the rich world of Game of Thrones with Telltale Games’ unique talent for storytelling was initially proposed, it seemed like a match made in heaven. What better place than Westeros, a locale bursting with lore and dripping with morally murky situations, for a new Telltale series. Unfortunately, more and more as this series continues, it is beginning to appear as the weakest link in the Telltale chain thus far.
New elements come in fast and heavy for the second of six planned parts in Telltale’s Game of Thrones series. First up is the introduction of Asher Forrester. Only vaguely referenced in the first chapter, Asher takes a central role here as the sole Forrester situated in the faraway land of Essos. Much like Daenerys Targaryen, though, his story seems to bear little effect on what is occurring in Westeros (at least for now). Still, it’s an intriguing introduction, and his task to find an army to take back to Westeros will be no easy one.
Today Mojang and Telltale unleashed the startling news that the next Telltale series would be…a story-based take on Minecraft? It might sound like an April Fool’s Day prank, but according to both companies it’s 100% true.
Following in the footsteps of its divisive forebears, Dark Souls II is an incredibly challenging and endlessly atmospheric action-RPG. Now, with three expansions under its already sizable belt, Dark Souls II is about the most bang a player can expect for their buck for this gaming year, and even though it lacks the power and punch of the original Dark Souls, it has enough new elements and content to easily justify itself. A brutal and beautiful ride, Dark Souls II is an easy pick for my favorite game of the year.
Like ABC’s Once Upon a Time on acid, Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us tells an intricate and involving story of fairy tale and urban legend characters who have been cast out of their fantastic realm and into our world. Set primarily around a series of horrific murders, and the consequences they have on this secret community, The Wolf Among Us employs Telltale’s now signature style of cause and effect storytelling to its greatest capacity yet. Based on the comic series Fables, The Wolf Among Us is a chilling and engrossing neo-noir, and stylistically the coolest game in years.
Due to its propensity for conflict, war has long been a popular backdrop for video games but never has it been seen like this. Filled with humanity, sorrow, and honesty, Valiant Hearts: The Great War uses the true history of World War I to weave together the stories of its protagonists (ranging from a German soldier, to a French POW, to a Belgian combat nurse). The gorgeous graphics, evolving gameplay, and original design only serve to make the experience offered here more enticing. Thoroughly moving and steeped with loss, Valiant Hearts is not a game you will soon forget.
While gamers could be forgiven for being a little trepidatious at the prospect of the Walking Dead series continuing without most of its main cast from the first volume, luckily those concerns turned out to be needless. The second season in Telltale’s zombie anthology focuses on Clementine, the most vulnerable of its cast of characters, and uses her vulnerability as the narrative crux of the plot.
Since its introduction in 2011, HBO’s Game of Thrones has soared in popularity, even usurping the might Sopranos as the networks most successful and popular show ever created. Of course, one of the shows best joys has been discussing its various plot twists and shocking revelations with fellow watchers. Now, however, for the first time, players can actually have a direct effect on this world, and instead of examining and criticizing the choices of others, fans will have the chance to make their own.
Though the release date and any real plot details still remain shrouded in secrecy, Telltale’s upcoming Game of Thrones series purportedly leaked a few screenshots yesterday. The pictures revealed that the game’s art style will not be following in the comic-inspired aesthetics of it’s forebears (The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us respectively) but will instead impart a more realistic style that will be more appropriate to the show from which it takes its name and setting.
Telltale Games has managed to make a pretty big name for itself over the last few years. By focusing heavily on plot and character development in an industry that too often leaves these factors at the wayside, Telltale has brought storytelling back to the forefront of the medium. Now, with two Walking Dead titles, and the Fables-inspired series, The Wolf Among Us, under its belt, Telltale has turned it’s focus to the Game of Thrones universe.
Fresh on the tails of their highly praised and critically lauded The Walking Dead: S1/S2, Telltale Games has finally finished up their latest episodic opus, The Wolf Among Us. Released on July 8, the final chapter, “Cry Wolf”, closes off the story with a somewhat mixed conclusion, while simultaneously leaving the game open for a possible second season.
It wasn’t too long ago that the hearts and minds of gamers around the world were stolen by the tragic tale of a little girl in a baseball cap and her protector. With the release now of two episodes in the next season of the series, The Walking Dead once again pulls no punches, though they’re much less of a surprise this time.