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Review

Aboard the Chimera, the flagship powered by an experimental energy source tested by AIM scientist George Tarleton, we meet one by one the five Avengers (from this episode). We also take the opportunity to collect some of the collectibles that will be one of the bonus resources of the game service. 10 minutes and three explosions later, we go back t...

Marvel's Avengers

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Jun 05, 2021

Aboard the Chimera, the flagship powered by an experimental energy source tested by AIM scientist George Tarleton, we meet one by one the five Avengers (from this episode). We also take the opportunity to collect some of the collectibles that will be one of the bonus resources of the game service. 10 minutes and three explosions later, we go back to the bridge of San Francisco to play the QTEs sequence that presents the main lines of the gameplay, but also a cast of telenovela starlets, we'll come back to that, and one of the 3 super-villains of the game.

Once the pain is over, the Chimera's reactor explodes, destroying a large part of the city, but also the dispersion of a gas transforming some of the inhabitants into Inhumans, mutants with supernatural powers. An ideal justification for Kamala's powers, which we find a few years later with a condition that allows her to extend her limbs at will. On the tracks of the Inhumans' resistance, she will meet Bruce Banner/HULK and they will gradually reform the Initiative.

The game system is very clever to give the illusion of being complicated, but in the end, it's not that far from a Marvel Heroes game. Each Avenger has a light and powerful moves as well as 3 unique powers that can be improved via several skill "trees".

The scriptwriters had a free hand, but they preferred to start small to develop the lore in the season passes and potential sequels. The daily life of this ten-hour campaign is therefore a lot of railroading against AIM's henchmen in scripted missions, a handful of tutorial tests in the shoes of each of the Avengers (to introduce us to their gameplays with explanatory boxes that pause the game all the time) and a series of high-level missions linked to the personal stories of the superheroes. Most importantly, the game gradually lifts the veil on what awaits us in its multiplayer world.

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