Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum review - GamePlanet

"Satirical video games regularly satirise by including frustrating video game tropes while a narrator commentates “Look how frustrating this is!” The only problem is that pointing out that something is frustrating doesn’t instantly stop it from being frustrating.

The first episode of Tales from the Borderlands, Telltale Games’ series based on Gearbox's Borderlands shooter-looter series, works so well because it satirises first-person shooter and RPG conventions in the context of an adventure game. Absurd tropes can’t be recycled because the game is of a completely different genre."

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