The final episode of Tales from the Borderlands has been out for awhile now, so it’s time for another Wrap Up!
The last episode starts to wrap things up into a neat little bow by beginning the same way all good things do. Mass amounts of death and destruction. The opening credits play after the “prologue” of the episode, in which molten metal rains down onto Pandora.
Many characters have the potential to return, including Rhys’s best friend, Vaughn. During this episode, you get to see exactly what happens when you open the Vault of the Traveler. Not only that, but you get to assemble your own Vault Hunter team based on people we’ve met, in order to take down the Traveler and get into the vault. If you’ve saved enough money, you can get a professional Vault Hunter team.
Once the team is assembled, you go to help Gortys and come up with a plan. Two people actually go inside of the Traveler, while everyone else acts as a distraction. Gortys takes Rhys inside and gives control over to him. Gortys learns about the “finger-guns” that Hyperion used to resolve problems, and is suddenly able to shoot lasers out of her fingers.
Upon that realization, she picks up the rest of the Vault Hunters you assembled, and you basically become Voltron. Complete with color-coding each person’s space inside Gortys.
Gortys is able to utilize every person’s individual skill sets, including forming a boomerang shield (if you bring Athena). Upon vanquishing the Traveler, there is a really sad moment that can turn happy and funny, if you kept a certain object from the first episode.
After the moment passes, good or bad, it’s a race to the Vault! Rhys and Fiona have a footrace to see who gets there first, with possible touching moments both during and just after the footrace. (It’s fun to make Rhys feel awkward). The good news, you actually get to go inside the Vault of the Traveler! The bad news? There is only one chest, and I wont spoil what it is.
I have a few theories which I will mention in a new section I’ll be doing called “Spoiler Alert!” As the name suggests, don’t read them if you don’t want spoilers!
All in all, Tales from the Borderlands quickly became one of my favorite games, Telltale or otherwise. I was sad to see it end, but they pulled out all the stops for the final episode. I look forward to another season, or at least a follow-up game from Gearbox.