Successful efforts to create a great choral title dedicated to The Avengers are not an easy task. Over the years, there have been products on the market that are trying to open up large projects to the public to justify video. The game to the Avengers, Marvel’s Crystal Dynamics Avengers is probably the most ambitious ever seen.
But what many Marvel fans didn’t expect from the Avengers game is that the Avengers turn out to be one of the so-called “games as a service.” This is a title that follows in the footsteps of Division and Destiny. Get continuous support for the next few years and in a completely free way.
Therefore, the more difficult challenge facing Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics is to use game mechanics and gameplay to properly balance plots and interlaces that do not distort the now iconic Marvel main character. Was able to do. So. A service that often and willingly leads to crushing and reproducibility without giving too much compliment.
Marvel’s Avengers: a plot worthy of a comic
With the pre-launch footage and the Avengers beta, many Avengers fans have turned their noses to the love and compassion that developers had in staging, but at least they need to be revealed soon. There is. The story of the leading role of the Marvel icon. Once you have the whole game, you inevitably have to change your mind.
Marvel’s Avengers plot begins with a day’s celebration in San Francisco. This party is dedicated to the defenders of the Earth, not only to celebrate the service of the Avengers, but also to present a new form of energy these days. .. Discovered by Bruce Banner, Dr. George Taleton, and Terrigene.
From the very beginning, the title puts us in the position of Kamala Khan, a young writer of fan fiction about The Avengers. She was the winner of the best story contest created by fans, so she was invited as a festive guest.
But things quickly collapse, and from Celebration Day, Avengers Day quickly turns into a nightmare for all attendees. When a group of mercenaries led by Foreman began attacking the Golden Gate Bridge for no apparent reason and superheroes rushed to the scene to stop the threat, the attack on the bridge was nothing more than a distraction from actual terrorist acts. Will be revealed soon. ..
There, Chimera, a new giant helicopter of Shield, propelled by Terrigene, destroyed half of San Francisco to the ground and killed Captain America itself, as well as the true nature of the latter’s reactor attack and explosion. Was the target of. Those exposed to the toxic cloud to the Inhumans, those who have begun to develop unstable forces due to genetic variation. After the A-Day disaster, the Avengers, also deprived of their caps, were officially declared outlaws, the group disbanded and disappeared for the next few years.
Five years later, the United States has changed. Star Quindustries is obsessed with AIM (Advanced Mechanical Ideas) currently run by Tarleton, who hunts and captures the Inhumans, designated as dangerous monsters by American society. Kamala has grown and, with exposure to Terrigen, she has also become a polymorph that can develop power and freely modify and stretch your body. Therefore, this young non-human from Jersey will try to find and reunite the Avengers, prove the group’s innocence to the world, and truly identify the person responsible for the A-Day massacre.
It’s clear from the prologue that the story written for the Marvel Avengers single-player campaign, without further spoiling the plot, is not a simple excuse to justify entry into the various Avengers scenes. A very original plot, well-written and well-thought-out, nods to both the most knowledgeable fans of the Marvel Universe and those who have begun to track the abuse of these superheroes through MCU films.
As never before with a title like this, Crystal Dynamics isn’t necessarily one to develop a video game that aims to keep users hooked for years through collaborative missions and continuous updates. I have shown that it does not mean to abandon the plot and one plot. A story worthy of the Avengers comic Sagas flagship.
As an avid reader of the House of Ideas for several years, I’m for the most exciting moments of Marvel’s Avengers main campaign, or just for references that may go unnoticed by many Easter eggs and unfamiliar enthusiasts. In addition, I had no choice but to smile. The multiple names, logos, and characters that make up the endless Marvel Comics world.
A gameplay without too much originality
As for the feeling that the Marvel Avengers have succeeded in communicating the pad at hand, from the beta version, it is known that there is not much original applause to praise Crystal Dynamics when it comes to combat systems. The structure of the game is a classic of third person action: Light Attack, Heavy, Dodge, Ranged, Character Finisher. Without too many frills and combos, the game reveals what it is, that is, on its base to “carry everything you have at your fingertips.
” Sure, each character has its own characteristics, and it’s good to have a successful mission in a game like this that focuses on group cooperation, but in conflict, “I do this and you do it. I lack the feeling of “I will do it.” And, inevitably, you’ll shoot all the enemies on the screen from side to side and attack to the end.
For example, Black Widow disappears with her abilities and can sneak behind the enemy’s line, but Casco distracts larger enemies with aerial refueling, and Man of Steel covers from above thanks to ranged attacks. To provide. This adjustment, which seems really interesting on paper, rarely happens, especially when we play alone. First of all, because the AI of both our Avengers ally and our enemies aren’t shining intelligently, but above all, the game is inevitable with fairly slight difficulties and collisions involving multiple enemies. This is because it does not promote cooperation given the confusion.
Marvel’s Avengers ruolistic component follows the aforementioned Game as a Service in a fairly standard way. Between different missions, there are actually different chests, different rarity equipment (upgradable by investing resources), and increasing different statistics of the character without changing the aesthetic appearance of the latter. I will. To change the latter, you need to unlock the skins of various heroes. In campaigns and secondary missions, 3/4 skins per character reward players, and the remaining dozens to dozens of skins can be purchased exclusively. Through real money microtransactions
A technical sector that is not really Super
On the technical side, despite the postponement and long development period, Marvel’s Avengers show some uncertainty. You can’t expect the graphics sector at the level of recent stocks like The Last of Us 2 or Phantom of Tsushima, but the last one from the player, not from Game As A Service, but Avengers is under visual representation Works very well with, especially in cutscenes. Smoothing is well managed and you can also get a great view by turning on HDR and using photo mode. However, on the other hand, it is stable.
This may be resolved (and desirable) with an update to the next generation version of the title. In fact, on standard PlayStation 4, titles struggle to maintain a stable frame rate when all four heroes of the party are visible on the screen, not to mention being surrounded by enemies.
Think of the signer as having to face the entire final mission of the game. It’s well below 30 fps, but it’s really disappointing given how cinematic and spectacular the ending staging is. Unfortunately, I couldn’t fully enjoy it because the shots from the software were clearly visible. The audio department is generally good and can be dubbed in Italian, but unfortunately due to an error, it suddenly returns to English in some scenes and cannot be changed.
Summing up the days after the release of Game as a Service is not easy. This is because the solo experience can be greatly expanded by completing iconic secondary missions and missions of various factions, even though the main campaign has a lifespan of about tens of hours.
However, Marvel’s Avengers aren’t meant to be a fully complete game, and like any other title in the genre, the ongoing content support provided by Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix (remember it’s free). depends on. We will contribute to the project in the next few years. The mission of the Avengers Initiative, an online co-operation mode, is pretty much the same so far.
Heroes must complete missions in the OpenMap, Warzone, then move to the AIM Lab and defeat the rest of the troops. Therefore, in the long run, repeated crushing to improve looting can easily lead to boredom, especially if you are not playing with a group of friends.
This can all be clearly denied by the developers, as the introduction of new campaign pieces and the expansion of the types and types of side missions by updating the content the Avengers will receive in the future will definitely go to complete this ambitious project. I will. .. If done with the same care and respect as the Marvel characters that characterized the campaign written by Crystal Dynamics, it will stay at the top of the wave for the next few years.
In conclusion, Marvel’s Avengers is clearly the starting point for large and complex projects and provides a solid foundation, but there are obvious issues that the development team must solve. So, whether you’re a fan of Marvel icons or have met them recently, this Avengers video game iteration certainly offers something. After all, we know that the world always needs heroes, so we have to wait for the developer’s experience and support in the future.