Tales from the Borderlands Episode Four: Escape Plan Bravo Review

“SEE, I TOLD YOU SO: WALLETHEAD”

WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW FOR BORDERLANDS 2, TALES FROM THE BORDERLANDS EPISODE ONE, TALES FROM THE BORDERLANDS EPISODE TWO, AND TALES FROM THE BORDERLANDS EPISODE THREE.

Telltale Games’s Tales from the Borderlands Episode Four: Escape Plan Bravo will send you into space (literally and figuratively). The developments in this episode make Tales from the Borderlands a must play, even for the skeptics of Telltale’s take on Borderlands.

Episode Four begins with the crew devising a plan to capture the beacon on Helios. With help from Handsome Jack and close observation by Vallory’s crew, the gang follows through with their plan. Numerous references occur throughout this episode and every feature that made Tales from the Borderlands unique have been well implemented in this episode. Prepare yourself for the greatest finger gun battle known to mankind (and possibly even dolphin-kind).

Uh, I’m going to turn away very slowly now.
Uh, I’m going to turn away very slowly now.

This episode continues the trend of minimal exploration, however it didn’t bug me so much as every other aspect of the game was so well implemented. The humor was certainly present in this episode, but the episode’s focus was certainly on the more dramatic side. The shocking twists and close calls of this episode will have you on the edge of your seat through the very ending.

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“SPAAAAAACE!!!!!”

The Verdict: 9.7 out of 10

This episode brings the series back into full swing with its well-rounded use of comedy, tricky choices, bleeding ponies and amusing methods of going through with the heist. It would have been nicer if the episode was more in-depth with the supporting characters. The episode focuses on Rhys much more than the other characters and sets the stage for the finale. It becomes apparent that the next episode’s success hinders on how well it can work off of the momentum of this episode.

Read Tales from the Borderlands Episode One: Zer0 Sum Review here.

Read Tales from the Borderlands Episode Two: Atlas Mugged Review here.

Read Tales from the Borderlands Episode Three: Catch A Ride Review here.

For more information about what the score means, check out our official review scale.


Lukas Anderson is an Associate Writer at MONG. He can be tracked down on Tumblr and Facebook.

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