I forgot to post this! Finished it in November, I think. Tales from the Borderlands
Options include Controls (controller or mouse, not re-bindable), Audio/Video (separate sliders for master volume, music, and brightness -- Subtitles are NOT the default, so if you want them, turn them on here), Gameplay Settings (Invert Y and Display Style -- no idea what these do), Graphics Settings (texture quality, anti-aliasing, full screen or windowed, and resolution from 800x450 up to 1920x1080.)
You can have up to four saved games, and like the other episodic Telltale Games series, you can "rewind" and re-do something if you so choose (from the main menu.) You will of course lose all of your progress up to that point, though.
If you haven't played this type of game before, it's kind of like an interactive movie... and yet the moments where you're making your choices aren't jarring or disruptive to the flow of the game/story. Choices are timed, which adds an urgency to the gameplay and keeps things (even more) interesting, but if you don't like anything timed, no worries -- You can pause the game by hitting the space bar. Well, that will help with the timed choices, but there are a few action sequences that you'll have to deal with. Nothing game-stopping for those without good reflexes, though I did have to re-do several scenes.
Now that we've got the boring stuff out of the way, let me preface this review by saying that I only recently obtained the original Borderlands
games -- I have not played them yet, so I am not familiar with the Borderlands lore. This game apparently takes place after the events of Borderlands 2
To be honest I wasn't sure that I was going to like the game when I first started playing, as I wasn't sure that I liked the characters or the story line. By the beginning of chapter 2, though, I was completely
sucked in. There was a moment during the opening credits of episode 2 (of all things!) that had me almost literally shouting, "Oh my god, this is so frickin' AWESOME!
" I DID literally do a fist-pump. *laughs*
For those who have played the game, my favorite characters are actually [spoiler]Loader Bot, Gordys, Scooter, and Athena [/spoiler]
Not to say that I didn't like the other characters -- I loved 'em all, good and bad and in between! I'm just partial to these four.
This is pure Telltale, with fantastic storytelling, eye-catching graphics, rich characters, perfectly-chosen music and sound effects, great voice-acting, and immersive environments... and yet, it's completely different than the other titles in their repertoire. There were twists and turns that I never saw coming, and in the end, I was flabbergasted by how far we came in just five episodes. The Walking Dead
will always be my favorite -- 'cause, well, ZOMBIES -- but Tales from the Borderlands
takes a close second for me! Absolutely recommended, whether you're a Borderlands fanatic, or a newbie like me. List for 2015