Telltale Games’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy continues with episode 4 called ‘Who Needs You’. Despite being the second to last episode, sadly not a lot of things happen here.
In episode 3, there was a little bit more that you had to do including some puzzle solving segments as well as some action. Well episode 4 is the opposite of episode 3 as it offers nothing special and the main story takes a back seat.
The thing that is disappointing about this episode is that the heroes all get stuck in a cave and have to find their way out. They start arguing with one another and nothing much happens other than them bickering.
To be fair, there are some touching moments in this episode that involve both Nebula and Drax, but these are too few and far between. There isn’t any cool things for you to discover because most of the time you are exploring dark and boring caves.
I also feel that the characters arguing with one another feels forced and unnecessary. The team seemed to have worked well as a cohesive unit in the previous episode, but now people like Gamora and Rocket are acting childish and defensive.
The only character that tries to lighten up the mood is Groot. It’s funny to see Peter Quill trying his best to understand what Groot is saying. As you may know, all that Groot says is “I Am Groot”. The only person that knows what he is saying is Rocket.
In terms of choices, there are a few that you have to make that impacts on the story. One of them is deciding whether or not to kill a worm that lives in the caves. You can choose to be either compassionate or aggressive depending on how you are feeling.
Later on in the episode, you have to side with either Rocket or Gamora after their argument. As a whole though, the team do end up meeting up again since you can never separate the Guardians of the Galaxy forever.
I also thought that this episode is far shorter than other TellTale outings. That said, it’s sad to say that this episode is quite boring as there’s not much action for the team to do and the constant flashbacks can ruin the flow of the current storyline.
Graphically, the game looks and plays like any other TellTale video game. The graphics are kind of outdated and you will have to do a lot of quick time events. If you don’t like quick time events, it’s best you stay away because they are the main bulk of the gameplay. You also have to watch through a lot of cutscenes and dialogue that are unskippable.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, Episode 4: ‘Who Needs You’ is sadly a huge disappointment. The fact that the characters are stuck inside a cave makes the experience very boring to play. Hopefully the fifth and final episode is able to finish the series with a bang.