Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy


Genre:    SciFi Adventure 

Developer & Publisher:    Telltale Games            

Released:    April 2017            

Requirements (minimum):

  • OS: Windows 7 64Bit Service Pack 1 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTS 450+ with 1024MB+ VRAM (excluding GT)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X 11 sound device
  • Additional Notes: Not Recommended for Intel integrated graphics.




    By flotsam


    Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Episode 1 – Tangled Up In Blue


    If you grew up in the seventies, you made a mix tape, and if you didn’t, you are telling fibs. If you have seen the Guardians movie, you will know the mix tape is writ large, and while I understand the latest Telltale adventure draws more heavily on the comic, the mix tape immediately anchored this in the movie world, if for no other reason that I have never read the comics.

    Before we move on, the episode title may or may not ring a 70’s bell. Regardless, the ELO track over the menu screen probably will.

    This for me was a competent set-up episode. Nothing was really new, except for some fiddly controls and a more “realistic” animation, but it provided an appropriate hook for what is to come.

    The Guardians are all here – Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot (again grown up). Their voices though are not, and while Rocket is the closest to the movie incarnation, none of them pull you away from the personality those of us who have only seen the movie are familiar with. In that regard, Chris Pratt for me will always be Andy, and then Emmett (which was really just Lego-Andy), so I am not invested in him as Star-Lord, but you may feel differently. Character wise, Gamora seems a little less volatile, but Groot is Groot and Drax is appropriately literal, and Rocket has had way too many Red Bulls.

    The writing is up to the usual quality, and I didn’t see the way the main story line was going, which was a nice surprise. We left off with the Guardians pondering the powers of the Eternity Forge, and given what we know about what has gone before, the possibilities are many.

    If you like Telltale you will know what to expect from the game (quick time elements, conversation choices, etc). If you also like Guardians, the combination will likely appeal. I had 90 minutes of fun, without reaching any great heights, but as I said, it set us up for the rest. As always (until I inevitably change my mind), I will wait until it is all available to play those rest.

    I played on:

    OS: Windows 10, 64 Bit

    Processor: Intel i7-6700 4GHz

    RAM: 32GB GDDR5

    Video card: AMD Radeon RX 470 8192MB

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