Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has finally reached the shelves all over the world, promising hours and hours of fun for all those who appreciate the comic and cinematic imagery Marvel. The Guardians of the Galaxy are ready to return in a new daring adventure, but what do we need to prepare for this journey in their company? Here’s what to expect in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: what to expect
The first thing, immediately evident, of the game developed by Eidos Montreal is that it follows the formation of the Guardians also seen in the Marvel Cinematic Unverse, which, however, is none other than one of the many teams of heroes who have come together over the years to form the Guardians of the Galaxy. We therefore find Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot e Rocket, with a characterization close to that of comics without giving up the dynamics seen in the films.
As was to be expected from such a title then, the game will be full of easter egg and little winks to fans as new as they are historical of the Guardians’ adventures. The magnitude of these quotes is already evident from the various trailers that we have had the opportunity to view over the past months, which have shown iconic characters, such as the dog Cosmo, a prisoner in the Collector’s muse and endowed with telepathic powers.
Another example is the Nova Corps and Peter Quill’s elemental gun, which has been absent from the movies until now. Given that the game also takes off from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we can reasonably expect that too the tones of the narrative plot are somewhat similar to what is seen on the big screen, with a light-hearted rhythm that nevertheless manages to take its time to be incisive and at times even touching.
They might even be brought up Gems of the Infinite as far as we know, which we wouldn’t mind at all, if that were the case.
The narrative incipit
According to the information released so far, the story of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is set in one original timeline, therefore not based neither on comics, nor on films, in which a gigantic Galactic War has sown destruction in every part of the universe, shaking it deeply.
We the players take control of the Guardians about 12 years after the end of the conflict which, needless to say, saw the The speaker engaged in a bloody war against all other civilized planets in the galaxy. Precisely in this context, Peter Quill, determined to leave behind his past with the Ravager brings together a group of friendly misfits to earn a living as a mercenary and escape a particularly hefty Nova Corps fine.
Nothing too alien compared to what we have been used to seeing so far in the films, which has seen the group animated by not always noble intentions.
Il gameplay di Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
From a gameplay point of view, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will bring our deranged group to explore many different areas depending on the chapter played. According to the details that have emerged so far, each location has a rather linear map, but chock full of points of interest and collectibles, which entice players to take their time to fathom every single ravine of the various explorable planets.
In this regard, there is no lack of resources useful for creation of accessories and costumes, to change the look of our team and make it as compatible as possible with our personal aesthetic taste. The accessories in particular seem to have particular importance within the combat system, since they are able to confer active and passive bonuses to the character who wears them, such as an increase in health, offensive power and so on.
When not in battle, the Guardians rest aboard their spaceship Milano (that’s what it’s called), which functions as a real base of operations for the team. Here you can perform various functions or simply relax listening to the songs of the jukebox, but its main function is to deepen your knowledge of the various members of the team, with it is possible to have optional long conversations.
In battle you can only control Star Lord, aka Peter Quill, but the combat system is designed to enhance every single member of the Guardians, thanks to a system of orders that the leader can give during the fights. The peculiar abilities of the individual members are useful both during the fights and in the exploratory phases, in which we will have to exploit the strengths of each of the Guardians to advance and discover every secret of the levels.
In short, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy promises to be a adrenaline game who wants to transpose the classic atmospheres seen in films into a video game. If you are a lover of the most recent incarnations of the Guardians of the Galaxy we can only recommend it.