Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Episode 3: More Than a Feeling Review
I know, we’ve not covered Guardians of the Galaxy episodes one and two on PC Aficionado before, but better late than never. Episode 3, More Than a Feeling released almost five months after the initial release of the series back in April. Coming out on August 23, 2017 for all major platforms.
This review will have spoilers from here on. You have been warned.
Episode 3: More Than A Feeling follows Peter Quill and the Guardians of the Galaxy, and picks up right where the previous episode left off. The opening scenes show a glimpse of Peter’s past – his deceased mother pays him a visit after an altercation in a comic book store with the bully from a previous episode. After this we get to look into Gamora’s past, and how her relationship with her sister, Nebula, declined. These two visions set up the rest of the chapter.
The lead-up to chapter 3 has been about finding the Eternity Forge. Throughout this chapter it becomes clear that the Forge could be the answer to everyone’s problems; the question is is it really worth of the risk of this powerful device getting into the wrong hands? The Forge can bring people back from the dead – something that a number of your crew members would really want to take advantage of. This is one of the important choices you are faced with – do you harness the power of the eternity Forge, or destroy it for good?
As this is only the halfway point in the five part series from Guardians of the Galaxy, the outcome of your choices will still have a lasting effect, but it is certainly not the be-all and end-all. While Guardian’s series isn’t going as well as Walking Dead or Batman in terms of populairty, one thing remains the same, and that is that episode 3 of most Telltale games usually steers the story towards one clear path regardless of previous episodes.
Episode 3 introduces a new character to the fold: a mind reader, Mantis, and from the way Peter is interacting with her, there is definitely some romantic chemistry between the two, Whether she notices it is another thing though.
Aside from the dialogue interactions side of things, More Than a Feeling has one puzzle for you to solve. It’s a good ol’ classic light puzzle. Nothing overly complex, but it breaks up any monotony for a few minutes as you wander around a room to solve the puzzle. Another action-oriented event that occurs is a major fight scene breaks out towards the end of the chapter, ultimately leading to a cliffhanger finish for this episode. The fight scene is the same as any other: a series of more quick time events than you can ever imagine.
Along with the compelling story, the humor and drama between all of the characters is something that I am particularly enjoying. Whilst many other people are not a fan of this offering from Telltale, I can’t help but say bravo for once again putting together a classic adventure game that has me making tough choices right from episode one.
Episode 3: More Than a Feeling is a good middle episode. Forcing some important choices to be made, full of great dialog between the whole crew, it had me hanging on every word. I cannot wait to get into Episode 4. More of the same, please, Telltale.
- Interesting story
- More QTEs that offer nothing different than before
- Long wait since last episode