Tales from the Borderlands Ep. 3 Catch A Ride (PS4)

9 Overall Score
Gameplay: 9/10
Graphics: 9/10
Sound: 9/10

Gortys | Touchgoal! | Better Pacing

Still Framrate Issues but Not as Bad

Game Info

GAME NAME: Tales from the Borderlands Ep. 3 Catch a Ride

DEVELOPER(S): Telltale Games

PUBLISHER(S): Telltale Games/2K Games

PLATFORM(S): PlayStation 4

GENRE(S): Graphic Adventure

RELEASE DATE(S): June 23rd, 2015

Rhys and Fiona are back continuing their story (just slightly embellished) in round 3 of TellTale Games and 2KGames cinematic series Tales from the Borderlands.  In what was a month shorter wait from the last time (still 3 months, come on!) episode 3 titled Catch a Ride is set to pick up after the events of the clever cliffhanger of episode 2 Atlas Mugged.

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(The review below may contain light story spoilers, though attempts were made to keep details as vague as possible.)

Where we last left off was one of the best cliffhangers in Telltale’s history and it made the 3 month wait even more excruciating.  As Rhys and Fiona try to escape the Atlas facility with Gortys intact, there is a huge gun fight action sequence that ends with us meeting a new character Vallery, the Queenpin.  Gortys is the best character in this episode and steals the show for sure.  The innocence and cuteness of Gortys adds to the conversations that she has with LoaderBot and the other crazy cast of characters.

Once you get to safety and Athena starts helping you more you start traveling to get an upgrade for Gortys which takes you to the best looking locale thus far in the series.  The Biodome where Atlas was growing an amazing array of plant life looks gorgeous.  It is here we also meet another new suspicious character that I’ll be vague about to not ruin his identity.  After obtaining the upgrade the episode closes with a great chase scene followed by a great fight scene.  We also get to see our 3rd vault hunter and we also get a tease that one of our four heroes might be a vault hunter as well.

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It seems as though Telltale has fixed most of the frame rate issues that the game was having in the previous episodes as I didn’t experience the issues nearly as often.  The songs that are used in the title sequence are always top notch and the comedy delivered in this episode rivals some of the funniest moments in the Borderlands franchise.  There were plenty of moments in this episode where I truly laughed out loud.

The Recommendation

Catch a Ride seems to have fixed a lot of issues that the previous episode had.  The frame rate, pacing, comedy and even the release window were all better then Atlas Mugged.  This was a much improved experience all around and I can’t wait for the final 2 episodes of the series to see how this tale comes to a close.

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2: Atlas Mugged Review

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1: Zer0 Sum Review

 

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