I don’t think I’ve ever met a gamer who doesn’t like Borderlands. Some like it more than others, to be sure, but everyone can appreciate its solid FPS action and funny, engaging narrative. When Telltale first announced that they’d be doing a series based on the game, titled Tales from the Borderlands and set to take place after the events of Borderlands 2 as part of the official canon, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. I have zero doubt that I’ll love it, but is the Telltale framework really the best fit for Borderlands?
I don’t know if it’s the best fit, but I think Tales from the Borderlands gives us an opportunity to explore the Borderlands world in a different way than the upcoming pre-sequel or the inevitable Borderlands 3 will.
Dialogue plays a big part in Borderlands, but for the first time in the series, it won’t be all one way. As with all Telltale games, you’ll have the opportunity to probe and question and hopefully learn more about Pandora than we have before. If done right, Telltale’s series could give us all a deeper appreciation for the other games. I’m hoping that a lot – and I mean a lot – of existing characters show up in Telltale’s story along with the new protagonists and it sounds like I might just get my wish.
Keep on scrolling for the first Tales from the Borderlands screenshots as well as the press release text.