Although I tend to adore their stories and find myself incredibly invested in their series, it’s hard to ignore the fact that Telltale Games are an anomaly that exists happily inside an often harsh and unrelenting industry. They have continued to make a living for the better part of a decade committing the very sins other series are crucified for. They’re resolute, unchanging and admirably true to what they do well.
Their system and engine have become almost laughably bad as performance continues to wane, series after series. But their real power lies in the pen, as they’ve long been champions of making us care about their characters within the span of an hour or two, hooking us in for the five episode arc that they’ll drip-feed us over the course of too many months.