Borderlands: its wacky! A portmanteau of gun and berzerker? Wacky. Tiny Tina. Just plain wacky. Dubstep? Oh hell yeah, were ironically wacky! Barf. Im not exactly a Borderlands fan, if you couldnt tell. It may have some nice shooting and a few fun characters, but that lol so random schtick, no matter how self-aware it is, will always make me grumpy. Except when it comes to Tales from the Borderlands. Tales from the Borderlands is great.
Its a story adventure spin-off which balances Borderlands urge to be impressed with itself for using swears with some great new characters and a tinge of sincerity. Its not serious, but finds its levity through character-driven jokes more than screaming violence. There are are plenty of gruesome deaths, to be sure, but Telltale has created a stand-alone comedy adventure that succeeds because of great storytelling, not midget psychos or freaking Claptrap. Theres no Claptrap at all. Thank goodness.