With more than twelve adventure game seasons under their belt, it is fair to say that Telltale Games have found their niche For one of their projects this year, they teamed up with 2K Games to offer a series based on the first-person comedy shooter franchise Borderlands. Some of you might be worried about how a fast-paced action game could translate to a graphic adventure game, but you can be assured that Telltale have created another wonderful experience that works well within the Borderlands universe.
The storyline of Tales From The Borderlands takes place a short while after the events of Borderlands 2, where the now deposed Handsome Jack is nothing but an idolised memory on the moon of Helios, and a welcome omission on the planet of Pandora. After being kidnapped by an unnamed mercenary, Hyperion employee Rhys and professional con-woman Fiona are forced to recall a series of events from when they first met, under threat of elimination by a carefully aimed firearm. Over the five episodes, Rhys and Fiona each explore their specific memories, and sometimes contradict the other with a hilarious breakdown of the fourth wall. The trademark Borderlands humour is definitely intact, with plenty of subtle jibes such as the off hand comments appearing on each character’s introduction screen.