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New Tales from the Borderlands Free Download GAMESPACK.NET I love a bad joke. Dad jokes, terrible puns and oneliners—they all appeal to me, which is why I have always found the Borderlands universe painfully funny. I’m still laughing about the town called Buttsville in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. The original Tales from the Borderlands was as hilarious as it was heartwarming, introducing new characters who—thanks to its adventure games structure—actually had a purpose and a story I cared about. And despite the genre shift, it was very much a Borderlands game in every sense: vault hunting, scams, capitalism, guns, and weird humour. New Tales is still funny, but too many jokes overstay their welcome and overall, it just feels a bit rushed. It’s obvious that Gearbox has tried to imitate the pacing and storytelling style of Tales, but instead, we have the introduction of characters who are never really seen again and plot points that end up being loopholes. The narrator in New Tales from the Borderlands introduces the three main characters as idiots and doofuses and he’s not wrong. Our trio of ‘heroes’ might be some of the most annoying protagonists I’ve ever played as, which is a credit to the writing team because that’s exactly how they’re supposed to be.TOP/BEST ADULT VIDEO GAMES IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

New Tales from the Borderlands Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

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You play as each character in rotation and will control various conversations in a group setting. An assassination bot, Lou13, is also present for the majority of the story but you don’t get to play him, which is rather disappointing. Let me introduce these dinguses: there’s Anu—nerdy doctor and anxious, socially inept weirdo—and her younger brother, Octavio, a clout chaser. If TikTok were in the Borderlands universe he would be the most annoying creator on the app. And Fran? Actually, I quite like Fran. She’s self-assured and makes it her mission not to lose her shit at the other two idiots every five seconds. She made a lot of sex jokes that I laughed at, and some I made a shocked Pikachu face at, so I have some complicated feelings about her. New Tales from the Borderlands shares a similar theme to the rest of the series: one mega corp is trying to take over the other, while searching for Vaults and the treasures that lay within. Eridium, easily the most sought-after commodity in Borderlands, can move over in New Tales: it’s healing shard time. Only, there’s an angry entity that lives in the shard who’s been separated from their death-dealing cosmic twin.

THE UNDERDOG STORY OF THREE LOVABLE NOBODIES.

And did I mention that Tediore has managed to get their hands on it and that the seemingly sentient shard has possessed Anu and nobody knows what to do about it? Yikes. For once, there’s not much focus on the main or supporting character’s backstories, which is quite refreshing. I don’t much care about who these losers were before they turned bomb expert/sniper/taco-stand owner. There’s a fast turnaround of introductions where said characters are only briefly seen again in montages. There are a lot of montages, one per act, and they kinda sucked. I would have rather they were playable sequences and, while the songs used in them were good, there wasn’t the usual bombastic use of music to set the scene as in other Borderlands games. Whether it was a budget issue or time constraint, there’s a lot missing from New Tales. All of the episodes are available upfront, so you won’t be waiting months between releases, but you’re definitely still left wanting. In one sequence, Anu and Fran are in a shark tank and Fran is beating up sharks.Paradise Marsh Switch NSP

New Tales from the Borderlands Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

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Only, it’s all a QTE with Octavio narrating and—aside from a quick look at the blood seeping into the tank—you don’t see any of the action. And given that Fran’s whole vibe—should you choose to keep her on the straight and narrow—is “I will not break my anger sobriety”, it was really disappointing to see it all reduced to a behind-the-scenes event. QTEs felt really overused—did I really need a quick-time sequence to slap some cage bars, or as part of a gratuitously overdrawn ‘science experiment’ to see if the healing shard really worked? There are a lot of what could have been really fun moments hidden behind QTEs, and I can’t help but feel that a paced release of each chapter so that more time could be spent on New Tales development would have been the better option. You can fiddle with the difficulty of QTEs in the menu, and failing one doesn’t automatically lead to death or a game over, but it will impact the story in ways that might not be clear until later on. As usual, New Tales is full of toilet humour and is genuinely funny, but you probably won’t find it as funny if you don’t like memes. Fran and Lou13, in particular, had some cracking one-liners that had me pausing the game to laugh.

AN EXTRAORDINARY CINEMATIC ADVENTURE.

In between the usual awkward, *finger guns* types of laughs like “[screams internally]” and a well-timed use of the phrase “thirsty”, there’s a reference to OnlyFans (if you guessed it’s OnlyFrans, then well done), and insults about playing narrative-driven video games with a lot of fourth-wall-breaking stares. On the flip side, there are a lot of sex-heavy jokes that don’t land well at all, and many that are recycled making them a bit stale after a few hours. It’s also painfully boring to see the characters in virtually the same situation every time. Anu will be freaking out and being super awks, Octavio will play buzzword bingo by himself and act painfully incompetent, and Fran is probably making the situation sexually tense for reasons. It takes the majority of New Tales to see some real growth between the characters but for some reason, they just never seem to learn. Or maybe I just made some really bad decisions for them. At the end of each episode, you get a rating of how well each character is bonding with the other, and Lou13 will rate your team’s morale on a scale of zero to skateboards. Why skateboards, you ask? No idea.Rivals of Aether

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it is never properly explained other than Lou13 tries quite hard to be rad but unfortunately got all of his cool guy chat from Octavio. The fact that New Tales from the Borderlands exists at all warms my heart, considering that it had to defy the death of Telltale Games to do so. The original 2014 episodic adventure grabbed me with its excellent writing, sharp sense of humor, and likable main characters in Fiona and Rhys. While the unconnected, full-game-in-one-box follow-up gets a lot of things right, its attempts to flesh out the Telltale formula – not to mention the runtime – bog down what is otherwise a funny romp on a new planet with a new cast of anti-heroes. What I like most about New Tales from the Borderlands are its three new protagonists: the prudish, know-it-all scientist Anu; her street-smart, fame-chasing adopted brother Octavio; and the rageaholic frozen yogurt shop owner Fran. L0u13 (“Louie”), a killbot who starts to question the purpose of his one-note existence and gets a lot of laughs by the time the end credits roll, is also along for the ride in a non-playable role. New Tales was handled by Borderlands developer Gearbox itself in the wake of Telltale’s demise, but the quality of its characters and their humor is fairly consistent.

YOUR CHOICES SHAPE THE OUTCOME.

The group starts out on their respective individual paths but is quickly brought together by, in typical Borderlands fashion, a Vault, its treasure, and an evil corporation. And the first 80% of New Tales does a rather good job of mimicking what made the first Tales game so great: silly humor delivered admirably by talented motion capture and voice actors, cartoonish violence, and separate but interweaving plotlines. And like Vaughn and Claptrap before them, some of the side characters you meet along the way supply some of the most memorable moments, notably the nameless, action-figure-obsessed Tediore corporate soldier, the codependent talking gun Brock, and the ex-Psycho fittingly named Stapleface. You’ll have plenty of chances to throw zingers and one-liners at everyone, be they friend or foe, and your four dialogue options in each exchange are always appealing enough to make it tough to quickly choose just one. You’ll have plenty of chances to throw zingers and one-liners at everyone, be they friend or foe.

That said, playing New Tales as a full, non-episodic game really highlights why the Telltale-style adventure works best episodically: it’s ideally consumed in small doses. To New Tales’s credit, it gives you every opportunity to play it that way, with breaks between its five 1-2-hour episodes that show how your choices compare to other players, just like in Telltale’s original. Within each episode, though, actual gameplay is almost comically minimal, which will be familiar to Telltale veterans. There are no puzzles to speak of; you’re mostly just watching cutscenes and performing the occasional quick-time event – though I do have to give props to the excellent music video montage-style sequences that happen in each episode. Sure, your controller is down, but they’re a fun and refreshing way to break up the large swaths of QTE’s and dialogue trees. New Tales tries to give your hands more to do by occasionally letting you wander around a scene, examining objects and opening crates for cash that you’ll never be able to spend all of on the cache of cosmetic character skins, or participate in minigames such as hacking or the Vaultlander action-figure fights.

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These activities are a nice diversion on paper, but they’re all laughably simple. I’m not sure you could fail one if you tried, and while that in and of itself isn’t unforgivable, there’s also no better reward for acing these sequences instead of simply passing them. But where New Tales really does drop the ball is in its final episode, none of which I’ll show here for spoiler reasons. I have no complaints about the pacing or character development in episodes 1-4, but the finale not only overstays its welcome – with a drawn-out fixation on painstakingly dragging each of the three protagonists through a journey of self-discovery – it also careens the plot off a cliff of sci-fi stupidity that seems misplaced even in Borderlands’s anything-goes universe. In short, the story gets really hokey at the end – regardless of which ending your choices lead you to – killing the momentum it had carefully built through its first four episodes. It’s a real “it’s the journey, not the destination” kind of situation. Decide the fates of altruistic scientist Anu, her ambitious, “streetwise” brother Octavio, and the fierce, frogurt-slinging Fran. Skycadia Switch NSP

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