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Batman: The Telltale Series: Realm of Shadows [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

As with virtually all Telltale games, Batman: The Telltale Series is a unique, original take on the story of the titual franchise marred by the weight of the name "video game." Technical issues and a lack of gameplay hold it back from being something truly impressive, though fans of the developer will of course forgive it for its very obvious sins.

The Pros: 

+Creative and original story
+A few unique/interesting sequences that take advantage of the title character

The Cons: 

-Frame rate issues
-Obvious animation issues
-Gameplay glitches in several versions of the release Rating : 

One of the most interesting, and unexpected, reveals of last year's E3 was the announcement that the kings of interactive story-telling, Telltale Interactive, was working with Warner Brothers to produce a game experience under the franchise banner of Batman.

Hot on the heels of titles under staple franchises like AMC's The Walking Dead and HBO's Game of Thrones, it seems that there's no property that Telltale hasn't been able to brand with their unique spin.

Game of Thrones: Season 1 [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Taking into account that Telltale Games has created a fully realized House Forrester, complete with background rich characters from a single line in the novels and stays within TV show and novel cannon is nothing short of amazing. Season 1's decisions will weigh heavily on your conscience and you'll make many sacrifices along the way, direct or otherwise, in typical Game of Thrones fashion.

The Pros: 

+Perfect voice acting
+Incredibly difficult decisions
+Cameos from major show characters (also voiced by the actors)

The Cons: 

-Lack of closure
-Having to wait for Season 2
-Winter is coming Rating : 

It's no secret that Telltale Games has figured out the formula for their great success: Take a pre-established franchise, write a compelling narrative around it full of interesting characters and dialogue, utilize amazing voice actors, make the player decide between incredibly difficult decisions, and finally split up into episodic content with cliffhangers at the end of each episode leaving you wanting more.

Tales from the Borderlands [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Telltale is the leading developer when it comes to crafting engaging, emotional, memorable, and now absolutely hysterical narratives with well-known franchises. Tales from the Borderlands is no different, as they've taken the very unique backdrop setting of Gearbox's games and crafted a compelling and immensely entertaining adventure with characters voiced to perfection that I hope to see again one day.

The Pros: 

+Constantly hysterical, especially finger-gun firefights
+Fantastic character development
+Top notch soundtrack and voice acting

The Cons: 

-The original wait between episode releases
-Some choices don't seem to really matter in the end
-It ends Rating : 

One would think that turning the popular shooter Borderlands into a narrative focused adventure with no shooting at all (aside from some amazing pretend finger-gun shootouts) would be asinine. Borderlands has always been about using millions of guns, shooting bandits and psychos, and converting that into a story driven title seems as it was going to be an immense challenge for Telltale.

Tales from Borderlands Episode 2 Trailer "Atlas Mugged"

As mentioned on the site, in depth, by one of our writers we LOVE us some Telltale. They've gone to the forefront of story-telling in our hearts with their faithful adaptations of several beloved franchises. Now we're looking at a second chapter in their most recent works for Borderlands.

The trailer for the second chapter in Tales from Borderlands, Atlas Mugged, details the plot of the next chapter as such:

How Telltale Became My Favorite Developer

Back when I was a young gamer I never worried about publishers or developers, I just tried to play good games. It wasn't until writing this piece that it dawned on me; that I've always loved Telltale Games and their products, even before they were officially Telltale. Veterans from the now defunct LucasArts, responsible for some of the greatest games of its era, left to make a new studio called Telltale Games, and the rest is now history.

The Walking Dead [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

AMC’s adaptation of The Walking Dead is a hard sell because it turned the genre of zombie films over on its head. In the same way that the concept of a human drama back-lit by the zombie apocalypse might confuse/bore people jumping into a series (who were likely expecting more action/slaughter) it’s hard to describe what exactly makes Telltale’s video game adaptation magical to nerds like myself who get off on player interaction and debate. 

The Pros: 

+The twist Telltale put on the zombie survival game genre is nothing short of magic.

+The world is filled with characters who truly come alive through your interaction with them (minus the zombies of course).

+Telltale has provided a companion piece to a TV series that, for once, manages to capture the tone and concept of the original source material.

The Cons: 

-Chapter 1 is far, far too short for my liking. It can be wrapped inside of two hours. Rating : 

I think that we can all agree that zombies, as a whole, have kind of reached their critical mass in terms of being ‘a thing.’ They’ve always been around, but in the last couple of years their popularity has surged to a point where a game without zombies in it seems almost as obscene as a game without multiplayer. It’s a fiercely competitive genre right now, with no shortage of options for how it can be represented… and honestly, I thought we’d seen it all, but Telltale’s take, based on the world of the Walking Dead, has brought something entirely new to the table: the human angle.

Jurassic Park Hands-on and Telltale Booth [PAX Prime 2011]

Coming into PAX this year, one of the first companies I made a point of checking out was Telltale Games. They have an amazing tendency to make games based off my personal favourite properties, so I was very excited to be able to go check out Jurassic Park.

Telltale Games Issues A Somewhat Disappointing Update Concerning The Jurassic Park Game

I think a good portion of gamers may not have known this, but the first installment of Telltale Games' Jurassic Park game was set to drop this month on the PC. But as is often the case in the wild jungle that is video game development, unexpected things came up and additional time is needed to polish things, thus Telltale Games has delayed Jurassic Park’s debut on the PC.

New Jurassic Park: The Game BTS Video Offers Insight On The Project and Shows Lots Of Dinosaurs

Next month we’re going to receive something we’ve been wanting for a long time: a new Jurassic Park game is going to be bestowed upon us. It almost seems absurd that there’s not more hype going on for the first installment of Telltale Games’ Jurassic Park game but yeah, next month we’re getting a FREAKING JURASSIC PARK VIDEO GAME!! That alone should have gamers, young and old, going into raptor Jesus mode since the Jurassic Park franchise is still one that holds weight today and seeing a video game that features dinosaurs is a rarity these days.

Telltale Games Wanted To Do A Scott Pilgrim Game But...

Video game developer Telltale Games has kept themselves rather busy as of late tackling high profile projects like Back to the Future: The Game, Jurassic Park: The Game and most recently the announcement of their game adaptation of the comic book/TV show The Walking Dead.  But amongst Telltale’s stable of games based on licensed properties, the co

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