IGN Video Game Review: Marvel’s Avengers

Marvel’s Avengers reviewed on PlayStation 4 Pro by Tom Marks, also available on Xbox One and PC.
Marvel’s Avengers has a fun and endearing superhero campaign, but it’s tied to a loot-based endgame that’s repetitive and unrewarding. There’s a nugget of something cool here that Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix could foster with updates in time, but right now it offers very little reason to keep playing past the credits.

Marvel’s Avengers is an action role-playingbrawler video game co-developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, the game is mainly inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s iteration of the group, as well as the long-running comic book mythology. The game’s main storyline takes place five years after A-Day, a celebratory day for the Avengers wherein a tragedy resulted in death and destruction, and the Avengers were blamed. The team is forced to reassemble to save the world from peril in the form of A.I.M., led by George Tarleton / MODOK, which threatens to end the world of superpowered individuals.

Marvel’s Avengers received mixed reviews from critics, according to review aggregatorMetacritic.

Destructoid summarized its 6/10 review by calling the game “Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy it a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.”Shacknews praised the campaign and unique character abilities, but noted the “convoluted and uninspired” menus and bug issues.

As a comic book fan I generally enjoy it, but I can see how the cut scenes could drag on a bit much for gamers especially when there is no branching conversation options. It’s not anywhere as good as Insomniac’s Spider-Man game but it’s still fun nonetheless.

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