Expensive movie with a nice storyline but no action for a maximum of 3 hours of gameplay

User Rating: 4 | Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 1 - Zer0 Sum PC

I am a fan of Borderlands 1 & 2. They have average graphics and story, but have nice engine and are fun to play. Played them both through on PC, and experienced some 40+ hours of playtime on each. When I first noticed a new borderlands game that had a score over 90 on gamespot and "very positive" reviews from 1600+ people on steam, I didn't even bother to read the review texts, and bought the game right away via steam for 22.90€. Had good expectations.

Then the reality hit hard, right after 5 minutes of gameplay. This is some kind of garbage where I can't move freely, am forced to awkwardly "walk" on a locked path with ridicuously slow speed (Zzzz), and can't look freely around either. Back to 90s it is, almost resembling Monkey Islands, but without any comedy. The game involves scenes where you have to click a certain spot on the screen fast, with a pointer that's almost invisible against the background (argh). Randomly you also have to repeatedly hammer a single key as fast as you can for 5 seconds or so, or until your brains burst. Then you follow a movie for the next 4-5 minutes, answer a question, and repeat.

The storyline is great and is entertaining to follow. But being a movie where your part is just to slow it down and to answer some questions, I found this a horribly waste of time and money. The game is ridicously expensive for such a short and restricted entertainment. My first playthrough lasted less than 3 hours, and was shocked to see that this was really the end. I don't find any reuse value on this either, and won't have any interest to play it through again, just to see how the different answers would have affected, while hanging myself on boredom waiting for the movie to progress.

Points: Story 7 (good), game engine 2 (horrible), value 3 (bad), total score 4 (poor).