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About Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Video Game
(image: https://static.turbosquid.com/Preview/2020/01/21__04_33_01/00.jpg12D90069-3BBD-4211-9049-DA1CAA9B861DLarge.jpg)If you're like me and whack games played the original game from Square Enix Marvel's Avengers and then thought"to myself "I wish this had just focused on the single-player campaign instead of all this game-as-a-service stuff," then I have some good news for you Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy released through Square Enix, has flown in to bring some relief. The game is free of microtransactions, has no multiplayer and a substantial storyline, it's proof that linear, single-player campaigns haven't gone anywhere. The simple, yet enjoyable combat and straightforward design will not change the genre or anything, but those solid fundamentals and the metric level of humor layered over them are sufficient to make Guardians of the Galaxy some classic fun.
Despite having the same name as the team, you get to spend the majority of the nearly 18-hour long campaign playing Peter Quill, AKA Star-Lord. It's an interesting choice for me, but one that is able to work perfectly for the story unfolding. The main plot line is exactly what you'd want from a comics book with a cosmic theme. adventure that follows the Guardians looking to clear their names of debt, learning how to work together, possibly saving the universe as they go along - but it's tied to events that are specific to Peter. It's a compelling narrative that balances its frequent blast of banter and spectacle by delivering some genuine moments as well as for Peter as well as everyone else: Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot.
While that story is also entirely linear, developer Eidos Montreal's Deus Ex origins certainly shine through with the range of dialogue options which you can choose to use during it. There are always options on the way Peter will respond to various conversations, whether they're critical to the story as well as while you're out and about chatting with your teammates The game is never one when it's the Guardians will not be talking in a way that is enjoyable since the writing and performances are all as amusing as they are. These dialogue choices are mostly simply a bit of fun role-playing within an going-to-the-rails story. However, some of the choices canhave unexpected effects.
By way of example, making best choices of dialogue to save a character at one point can result in them coming back to help you later on. Another time, I made a choice that led to the next level having a straightforward stealth section and then finding out following the conclusion of the story making the wrong choice could have transformed the entire level into a huge firefight. The vast majority of this campaign will likely appear very similar to all players, but the little distinctions did add some personal flair to my experience and made me more interested in trying New Game Plus to see what else might have happened.
The story isn't the only one that is told from Peter's point of view Also, when fighting you're in complete control from him along with his two pistols. Instead of assuming the shoes of the other Guardians and gaining access to the ability to use four different abilities each one of which you can instruct them to utilize at command. This could mean Groot spreading roots to make enemies bind, or Gamora doing a hefty degree of damage a single person. This system offers you the ability to choose from a variety of options the moment. the speed of their rolling out and the method in which they're linked to your controller makes it an satisfyingly manageable job to play at the middle of a battle.
Peter is a bit of a magician as well, obviously. There are four powers that Peter can use on his own, among which is the power to activate its jet boots, allowing him to glide for brief time. Then there are four types of elemental shots that can do stuff like freeze or burn baddies alongside the regular laser blasts. Combat is plenty of pleasure due to the variety of possibilities, even though this isn't the greatest or most complex dance I've ever taken part in. While you're giving commands to your friends and fellow Guardians that you'll mainly be holding the left trigger to secure the enemy in place and that right trigger in order to unleash a jet of lasers. An active-reload system can allow you to take on more damage and help you pay your attention, but for most of the time, you'll probably be pushing that trigger right for a long time.
In spite of that, combat never did not cease to be enjoyable throughout the entire campaign. This is largely due to character design of the enemies, which is broad enough to allow you into using different attack elements for exploitation of weaknesses, or even to eliminate barriers, as well as bigger enemies that are delayed by certain abilities. Your teammates have different capacities - Gamora's ability generally has significant damage, Drax is more about stagger, Rocket has the best AOE as well as Groot is able to bind to targets. It's nice that their skills feel powerful, since, aside from them, you'll be doing nearly all of the damage by yourself. Your teammates' auto-attacks will do more damage than an aggressive massage.
Another thing that keeps combat exciting is the banter. It's true that there's plenty of spoken dialogue that is a part of this game. The dialogue of each player will be entertaining and informative and you can see how their relationships develop throughout the story. There are certain moments when it was the same line shouted out a few times but in general there's a surprising variety in the various barks. This meant that fights that were similar to each other can still have a new appeal based on their context or the conversations that are held during the fights.
Dialogue choice is even taken directly into combat via an awesome move called The Huddle. When activated (which could be done unintentionally by pressing the keys L1 as well as R1 at the same time), Peter gathers everyone together to discuss the battle. Then it's up to you to choose the pep talk that you want to give using the information they've made to earn a bonus. The game will also play one of Guardians of the Galaxy's many licensed '80s-themed songs for duration of your buff, which can be either thrilling as well as hilarious depending on result. Fighting a giant alien boss while "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" by Wang Chung played has got to be among the most ridiculously thrilling moments I've had during one game throughout the year and having Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy" suddenly pop up during a dramatic final game battle was an entirely different kind of hilarious.
Between the fights and cutscenes you'll travel through Guardians' diverse locations, which are ranging from Nova Corp space ships to amazing alien planets. Similar to the story itself the sections are linear with occasionally-occurring environmental puzzle or perhaps a collectible item to discover with fights in more open arenas. As with the combat in the story, they keep you entertained the whole way through more thanks to the banter as well as visual variety rather than being very deep or engaging in their own right.
You may need to instruct your team members here, too perhaps asking Rocket to hack a terminal or Drax to carry something huge and heavy from one location to another. That can make for some quite simple but fun puzzle solving as you find the best strategy to combine your different abilities. With your group around, it brings a sense of fun to these routes, as you can see people wandering off to look through things by themselves or standing around bored while you explore a new route - their presence also assists in solving that problem of completion in determining whether a certain path is the correct way to go to go or which is the "wrong" way full of rewards, since they'll usually take the next main route independently and make comments as you travel seeking out loot.
The treasures you'll come across are or crafting currency used to upgrade Peter's capabilities costume accessories for team players to dress in (all of which are much better then a recolor that's full of new outfits and throwback references in equal measure) Also, logs with written entries for an extra dose of story flavour and other special items that enable new conversations when the crew is gathered in the back of your ship between chapters. It was always enjoyable to acquire these items even if the side routes were often just as easy for you to locate and navigate the main ones. There is only one real issue here. is the fact that crafting currency becomes so frequent that it may become somewhat difficult in the beginning, but this is probably due to the absence of the sprint button.
The overall theme continues with the upgrade system, it is also something that stays pleasing and fun until the end although it might sometimes be unsatisfying at times. Fighting in battles can earn you points to unlock new capabilities, while crafting currency can be used to buy any of 15 different perks that are at your disposal when you start. With everything being available right away is nice because it means you get to prioritize the upgrades you'd like in the order you'd like however it also means that there won't be any surprises as the game gets more advanced. In spite of that, I liked that the perks felt substantial - though only a few of them are only stat boosts but the majority are unlocking different moves, such as a dash strike or slowing the time to a certain point when players make a last-minute dodge.
To conclude, it's worth mentioning that I had to deal with a handful of bugs throughout my gaming experience on PlayStation 5. Aside from two crash-like crashes no major issues were encountered, and Square Enix has said that there are a few issues I experienced will be resolved in the coming release. But I did see my progress delayed a few times because of an event not activating properly, or a prompt for a button breaking or a button not working. There were also bizarre visual issues here and there, like one adult Peter model getting horribly squeezed into the frame of childhood Peter for one scene. All it required was an easy checkpoint reload in order to get things back in order And the auto save and checkpointing is so accommodating so that even the worst of issues didn't leave me feeling sour But it's unclear what proportion of this will be the case when the game launches.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy nicely mixes a fun, action-packed adventure with heartfelt story moments, and the options you're presented with can add an unexpected personal twist to the game you're playing. Combat and level design are relatively simple if still always entertaining, but it's the connections and banter among its characters that keep things interesting as they grow. This won't set the world on fire, but Guardians of the Galaxy is an excellent example of how entertaining for a straightforward, easy-to-play, single-player experience can be.
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