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Tales from the Borderlands

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to really get into this series, considering I don’t have that much interest in the franchise – I only played a few hours of the first game, and it just didn’t grab me. But wow, I thoroughly enjoyed this first episode, to the point where not only can I not wait for the next episode, but it now has me wanting to go back and give the original Borderlands games another try. The story in this is fun, I like the sci-fi setting – a first in a Telltale game – and it did a few nice new things that I assume are nods to the original games. Good work, Telltale!

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The Walking Dead: Season 2

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The first episode of Season 2 has just come out – thankfully on iOS at the same as all the other platforms this time – and I just played through it in one sitting (as you should). Wow. Just as good as the first season, and it already made me feel extreme sadness (the dog sequence) and made me wince (the suturing sequence). I’ve played through pretty much all of Telltale’s games that have come out over the past few years (Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Law & Order, Puzzle Agent), and am constantly amazed at how each new release keeps getting better and better. Just makes me that much more excited for next year’s Game of Thrones and Tales From of Borderlands games (on top of the next Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us episodes).