Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 continues on from Episode 1 as you’d expect, but I have to say it seemed to fix some of the issues that I had with the series right out of the gate. One of the biggest problems I had with Episode 1 was the fact that the main character I just didn’t connect with. The story at that point was showing the main characters Rhys and Vaughn to actually be on the evil side of the game which I have no problem with but with a game like this you want to have empathy for the characters that you are playing and this was fixed in Episode 2 for me.
The main reason for this for me was the way in which they actually used the villains of the story for want of a better word. The impact that Hugo Vasquez was huge because it gave you a villain and made Rhys more of a likeable character because you can now see the proper battle lines drawn. On the other side, now you see Fiona’s past catching up with her and that adds another dynamic to the story because now both sides of the universe are actually having the same issues. Rhys, for example, is from Hyperion the evil within the world as they have kept people in Pandora down and destroyed it from what I can understand. Fiona is a from Pandora and a Con Artist, but she is just trying to survive. You see Rhys in another way during this episode he might be part of the higher power, but realistically he is doing the same just trying to survive just in a different set of circumstances.
The action in this episode kept up the pace of the first episode but somehow managed to add the depth to character more than what the first episode did. The character development was huge for me and I felt that the decisions that I made in this episode had a greater impact to the story and my characters lives. Overall I would give this episode a strong 8/10. It’s made huge strides to make me become more engulfed in the series.