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  • Summary: In the aftermath of an unbearable sacrifice, the Guardians finally fracture. With her opposition in shambles, Hala renews her campaign of death and devastation, carving a path of indiscriminate destruction en route to Knowhere.
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  1. 80
    I’ve been critical of some of Telltale Games’ endings in the past, but I really enjoyed how Guardians of the Galaxy wrapped up. Did I regret some of the choices I made? Definitely. But more importantly, I felt as if the team had legitimately grown due to some poor judgment calls, even if poor Groot was missing an arm by the end.
  2. Nov 28, 2017
    78
    While many aspects of the story are on a linear path, the consequences of some defining choices do echo into the season’s end, including a few important characters being alive or dead. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t go so far as to suggest that Guardians of the Galaxy offers a particularly compelling spread of choices across its many episodes. Instead, the biggest selling point of the season is the opportunity to glimpse some backstory for these popular superheroes, and explore the interpersonal dynamics that those histories have on the team. If that sounds appealing, there’s good reason to give Guardians a shot. The action may be lackluster, and the path through the story may not be filled with surprises, but I did manage to care how it all shook out for this mismatched squad of heroes, and that’s more than I can say for a lot of video game characters.
  3. Nov 20, 2017
    75
    I’m definitely curious to see what that future holds for the Guardians, and where Telltale might take them next.
  4. Nov 8, 2017
    70
    Episode Five brings the season to a positive close, and while we all like a happy ending, it does perhaps paper over a few of the more negative choices you’ve likely made. The character-driven aspects of the series have been brilliant, as has learning more about each of the Guardians’ pasts, but it’s still been foisted by Telltale’s creaky engine and often dull interactivity.
  5. Nov 15, 2017
    70
    The finale's heightened pace plays to the series' strengths, removing much of what made previous episodes so frequently frustrating, and so perhaps if there is a second season of Telltale's Guardians -- and, like any Marvel movie, you should probably stick around until after the credits for hints as to what might happen next -- we can only hope that it follows the blueprint of Don't Stop Believin'. It's not perfect, but if you're a fan of Telltale's formula or the eponymous Marvel characters, the improved latter half of the series makes Guardians of the Galaxy just about worth playing.
  6. Nov 8, 2017
    68
    Everything has seemed to us very diluted, schematic and, at times, even unjustifiably hasty.
  7. Dec 20, 2017
    60
    A finale as uneven as the series itself; a few highlights and more meaningful outcomes to earlier choices are offset by Telltale’s usual problems of pacing and gameplay mechanics.

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  1. Nov 11, 2017
    7
    This is a pretty satisfying ending but it removes any consequence to some of the decisions you have made which kinda ruins the whole point ofThis is a pretty satisfying ending but it removes any consequence to some of the decisions you have made which kinda ruins the whole point of one of these decision making games. Expand
  2. Dec 17, 2017
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This one was glitchy as hell. We played with "crowd play" option and it crashed like 5 times. We gave Hala to Nova Corps, but Gamora said that we killed her (what?). This episode felt like they cut the budget & time to develop by half and then rushed to bake it as is. It was so bad that not funny anymore.

    However, Drax's jokes are still the best.
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