Guardians of the Galaxy are the latest Marvel heroes to be adapted into video games. Square Enix revealed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy at the E3 live stream today, and it will be available on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on October 26.
The game is being developed by Eidos-Montréal, the studio known for its work on the Deus Ex franchise. The new superhero title is a third-person action game based on the popular comic book series and it focuses on combat options and branching dialogue.
Compare with Marvel’s Avengers
On the surface, the game seems similar to Marvel’s Avengers with third-person combat. Most comparisons end there. This is clearly a single-player game with no post-launch content or DLC. It doesn’t seem to feature loot or gear grinding. Instead, it’s a simpler adventure where the player controls Star-Lord, who can combine combos with a combination of gun and melee attacks.
Block effect is its more accurate gameplay comparison. While the player only directly controls Star-Lord, they can slow down time and choose commands for other Guardians. The game also comes out with an equivalent version of the ultimate attacks. It’s a bit of a surprise the game doesn’t have multiplayer or character swaps given its squad-based nature, but that would certainly put it off. Marvel’s Avengers in the mind of the skeptical player.
The dialogue sections are where Block effect The comparison really starts to stick. However. In a glimpse of the game, the Guardians sit around to map out their mission. The player is given a variety of dialogue options in the scene, which guide the gameplay of the game. For example, Star-Lord will decide whether Groot or Rocket Racoon will serve as bait during a mission.
The team behind the game insist that it is meant to be its own standalone project from the comics and movies, but it still looks very familiar to fans of the James Gunn-directed film. It features Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Rocket Racoon, and Drax the Destroyer as the main lineup of the game. The villainous Mantis and Lady Hellbender also appear in the trailer.
It is also full of humor that one would expect from heroes. The trailer is filled with sarcasm and a quip (if you count “I’m Groot” as a single quote). There’s a lot of 80s music, of course. Bonnie Tyler’s Strive for a hero appear in the trailer, as well as songs by bands such as Iron Maiden and Blondie.
intuitive, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy choose an extremely colorful art style not too far something like Outriders, another title by Square Enix. The trailer shows the alien planets to life just like its movie counterpart’s art design.
The biggest difference (and one that is sure to wow some Marvel fans) is that the game features original character designs for its characters rather than being based on the movies. Square Enix took a similar approach to character design in Marvel’s Avengers, which drew some initial criticism from fans. However, comic book fans will be happy to see the designs fit a bit more into the book.
Based on what we’ve seen so far, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy looks like a fun (and legally funny) action-adventure title. It has a similar spirit to the movies and comics, while taking some video game inspiration from sci-fi staples like Mass Effect. Focus more closely on narrative instead of vague stories about live service dịch Marvel’s Avengers, it seems like it might be more suitable for superhero movies like Marvel’s Spider-Man.