Now Loading: What’s the Best Game Telltale Games Developed?
Telltale Games have had quite the impact on the industry. From showing that narrative-driven games can have a place in the market to proving that episodic releases is a viable business strategy, they’ve impacted the industry in a number of ways. This is a special week for the developer, as The Walking Dead Collection releases this week containing their most popular series.
That’s why the question we posed in this week’s Now Loading was “What’s your favorite title made by Telltale Games?”
Check out the gallery below to find out what the staff thought of this week’s question:
What's Telltale's Best Game?
There’s a ton of great choices, but mine has to easily be The Wolf Among Us as well. Not only did it present a fairly “adult” theme using fairy tales and fables extremely well, but captured the feel of a noire detective story better than any other game in recent memory.
As much as I loved The Wolf Among Us, my favorite has to be season 1 of The Walking Dead. It was the first time I can remember being emotionally overtaken by a game. Episode 3 should have been named “Get Ready To Cry,” because when I had to chose between killing [REDACTED] and [REDACTED], it left me bawling at my keyboard like a little baby.
Naturally, that is when my wife walks in the room. Yeah, that took some serious explaining
Tie between original The Walking Dead and Batman for me.
I'm pretty partial to The Wolf Among Us, simply for the property that's behind it. I've been less and less impressed with Telltale lately though, missing the days of Telltale classics like Sam and Max, Tales of Monkey Island, and Poker Night at the Inventory. The Telltale formula has been getting stale and is in serious need of a rework. I'd rather them not eschew classic puzzle mechanics of old for storytelling (often contrived to fit no matter which "path" you choose).
Tales from the Borderlands, hands down. I've never been a fan of the series before the Telltale series, but I really like the characterization and plot that Tales from the Borderlands had.
It's definitely The Wolf Among Us. I loved the murder mystery setting, and it's the only Telltale series I wanted to play more than once. I have Tales from the Borderlands, but I've been told not to play it until I've played Borderlands 2, which I haven't done yet.
The Walking Dead, though I've always been curious to try Telltale's spin on the Borderlands series. It's certainly resonated with a lot of our staffers, anyway!
Of recent games I only ever played through The Walking Dead, so that defaults to my favorite. Sam & Max was also great, though (remember that?).
This is a tough one, as there are a few of the series that I really adore. The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands (which is surprising since I did not enjoy the stories in the actual shooters), and Guardians of the Galaxy are all great. I probably have to lean towards The Wolf Among Us, though. I absolutely love the core concept of fables existing in a modern setting, and it has the bonus of being set before the comics (which got really weird and went in a direction that I didn't care for).
I admittedly haven't played a lot of Telltale games but from among the ones I have played, Tales from the Borderlands easily comes out on top. I never got into the Borderlands series but Tales actually made me care about the characters. I truly enjoyed each episode and hope to see more!
Now that you’ve seen our answers, we’d love to see hear your thoughts on the matter at hand. Feel free to chime in below with your answer to this week’s question. We can’t wait to hear about what you think about the current state of the Telltale Games, and what your favorite game by the developer is!
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Now Loading is a weekly recurring feature where the PlayStation LifeStyle staff discusses anything video game-related ranging from hot topics to more whimsical subjects. Past editions can be found here.