21st October 2022
It was in Tales From The Borderlands that the series’ wise-cracking robots, cynical worldviews, and satirical themes around greed, ambition, and even some down-to-earth empathy, were given room to breathe. Without the constant action-RPG repetition of shooting and looting, it showcased that the world of Borderlands was as ripe for setting a tale as it was for trying out different guns, and the potential combining those two things presents.
This of course brings us to New Tales From The Borderlands, developed by Gearbox itself, which serves as a spiritual successor to the critically acclaimed original Telltale series - whilst looking to bring the “interactive narrative in the Borderlands universe” concept into 2022. Similarly, the structure here is five episodes, and like the Telltale games of old, there are post Episode breakdowns letting you know how your decisions compared with those made by other players.