Gaming Review: Avengers improves on shortcomings

Updated: 13 September, 2020 08:00 IST | Jaison Lewis | Mumbai

This is the core of the game, the never-ending upgrade cycle that gets a bit much at times. Graphically, the game looks good

Rating: 3/5
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Platform: PS4, XBO, PC
Price: PS4, XBO: Rs 3,999; PC: Rs 2,999

The new Marvel's Avengers game is finally out and, while I was not happy with the beta, a lot of the issues have been solved in the final version. The entire story takes place through Kamala Khan, aka, Ms Marvel. Don't worry, you get to play enough with the key roster of the Avengers. The story mode is interesting: a catastrophic event causes the Avengers to disband, and mutants/in-humans are being hunted down. You play as Kamala initially, and the events of the game take place after you discover evidence to exonerate the Avengers. So, you take on the task of getting them back together again.

The gameplay is you playing with one character at a time and taking down the baddies with a lot of cutscenes thrown in to connect the dots. The story flow is done well and it does a good job of explaining the gameplay and how to handle every character. In fact, there is an entire training session dedicated to the complex controls of Iron Man. Though I still don't like the control scheme for Iron Man, the other controls and camera angles have improved since the beta. However, occasionally you will still have to adjust your camera while in the middle of combat. That is not fun.

Through the course of the game, you have to collect powerups through strongboxes and use them to upgrade your heroes. There are microtransactions involved, where you can, instead of grinding it out, just buy a better look or an upgrade for your hero. This is the core of the game, the never-ending upgrade cycle that gets a bit much at times. Graphically, the game looks good.

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First Published: 13 September, 2020 07:45 IST

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