Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Video Game Talk
Reload this Page >

Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Video Game Talk The Place to talk about and trade Video & PC Games

Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Old 07-30-20, 08:59 PM
  #51  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 41,130
Received 132 Likes on 116 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

That looked surprisingly great. I’m in!
Old 07-31-20, 12:59 AM
  #52  
DVD Talk Hero
 
slop101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 41,461
Received 76 Likes on 60 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Environments look great, character models look dumb.
Old 07-31-20, 09:36 AM
  #53  
DVD Talk Hero
 
nickdawgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Southern Cal-ee-for-nee
Posts: 30,218
Received 45 Likes on 31 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

I think it looks stupid. I'm a Marvel fan but this one isn't on my radar.
Old 07-31-20, 10:48 AM
  #54  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
maxfisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 6,917
Received 68 Likes on 27 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

This, Cyberpunk 2077 and Metroid Prime 4 were the last 3 games I could preorder before my GCU expired, so Iím almost certainly getting it, though my expectations are fairly low.
Old 07-31-20, 12:22 PM
  #55  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
lopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,512
Received 20 Likes on 16 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

From announcing the game years before having anything to show, to creating smooth brain looking versions of the heroes, to demoing gameplay that looks adequate at best, they've really done themselves no favors. Their last delay (from May to September) coupled with Covid has put their PR and release smack in the middle of new console announcements, so I think they're just getting buried at the moment.

Still, barring exceptionally poor reviews, I'm probably on the PC version day one.
Old 08-03-20, 12:39 PM
  #56  
DVD Talk Reviewer/ Admin
 
Adam Tyner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Greenville, South Cackalack
Posts: 23,216
Received 275 Likes on 190 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Well, this sucks:


I was going to get this on Xbox because two of the people I'd be most likely to play this with online are Xbox-only. But even though I have a PS4 and will be getting a PS5 at launch, this makes me just not want to get it at all.
Old 08-03-20, 01:10 PM
  #57  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
lopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,512
Received 20 Likes on 16 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
Well, this sucks:

https://twitter.com/PlayStationEU/st...868973573?s=20

I was going to get this on Xbox because two of the people I'd be most likely to play this with online are Xbox-only. But even though I have a PS4 and will be getting a PS5 at launch, this makes me just not want to get it at all.
Yeah, this is lame, but itís also a 2021 character, and Iím betting the odds of me still playing this game into next year are slim to none, so I may stick with PC.
The following users liked this post:
Adam Tyner (08-03-20)
Old 08-03-20, 02:12 PM
  #58  
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 75,816
Received 117 Likes on 81 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

I got an email from BB (where I pre-ordered) that there is a beta going on this month. PS4 one week (7th) and Xbox the following week (14th). Perfect. Test it out before I decide to buy it or not.
Old 08-03-20, 10:29 PM
  #59  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 41,130
Received 132 Likes on 116 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

This could be a paid dlc for Xbox couldn’t it? I know owned by Sony or used to or something, but can’t it be down the line and just exclusive for a time.
Old 08-04-20, 11:35 PM
  #60  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 50,377
Received 810 Likes on 499 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Marvel's Avengers Adds Even More PS Exclusives Besides Spider-Man
PS owners will have additional exclusives other than Spider-Man.
By Matt T.M. Kim
Updated: 4 Aug 2020 11:20 am
Posted: 4 Aug 2020 11:12 am

After announcing that PlayStation owners will get Spider-Man as an exclusive hero for Marvelís Avengers, Crystal Dynamics detailed more console-exclusives coming to Sonyís console. Including timed-exclusive cosmetics and PlayStation community challenges. In a new blog post, Marvelís Avengers detailed Community Challenges, which are events where Marvelís Avengers players work together to unlock rewards for everyone. Each month a new Community Challenge will become available for players to solve together. PlayStation players will have access to exclusive Community Challenges that will unlock specific rewards for that console. There were also more details about cosmetics, which have their own rarities divided up into Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. Cosmetics not only include skins, but also Takedowns, Emotes, and Nameplates. PlayStation players will have 30-day exclusive access to a Legendary Outfit, Legendary Emote, Epic Takedown, and nameplate for each superhero as they are released, including for the six launch heroes. PS Plus subscribers will also get a free cosmetic bundle fore each superhero added post-launch, like Hawkeye. With a variety of exclusive content, including heroes like Spider-Man, PlayStation is putting its stamp on Marvelís Avengers, which is great for Sony but could leave some players in the cold.
Old 08-06-20, 08:26 AM
  #61  
DVD Talk Legend
 
stingermck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: NC
Posts: 15,885
Received 36 Likes on 28 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Ugh repetitive gameplay, cant wait. And comparisons to Anthem

https://kotaku.com/i-played-the-aven...ted-1844617278
Old 08-06-20, 09:17 AM
  #62  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 20,538
Received 198 Likes on 159 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Something about this game just isnít doing it for me. Maybe Iíll change my mind if the reviews are good.
Old 08-06-20, 11:03 AM
  #63  
DVD Talk Hero
 
slop101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 41,461
Received 76 Likes on 60 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Watched a long clip of the game with Thor, and yeesh, that game looks so boring! It's a videogame and they can do ANYTHING, but instead of having Thor in some cool, fantastical environments like Asgard or something, fighting crazy monsters, they have him in a t-shirt on a fucking oil rig at night, in the rain fighting nondescript robots. YAWN!
Old 08-06-20, 12:34 PM
  #64  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
lopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,512
Received 20 Likes on 16 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Originally Posted by stingermck View Post
Ugh repetitive gameplay, cant wait. And comparisons to Anthem

https://kotaku.com/i-played-the-aven...ted-1844617278

Exactly what I was afraid of. Seems like Destiny 2 is the only one to crack the code with this formula, and it took them a year or so to really fine tune it.
Old 08-07-20, 07:44 AM
  #65  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Rob V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: On the lake
Posts: 11,061
Received 37 Likes on 34 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

oh boy... think I'm going to cancel my pre-order. This reminds me of the 4-player X-Men arcade game from back in the day... but slightly updated for 2020.
Old 08-07-20, 11:10 AM
  #66  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 2,619
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Yep, I canceled my Xbox pre-order. Was the last order from the Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked program. Will wait for reviews and eventually get the PS4 version when it's heavily discounted.
Old 08-07-20, 04:55 PM
  #67  
DVD Talk Legend
 
dsa_shea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 20,357
Received 49 Likes on 40 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

If they were going for repetitive enemies and such, they should have just made a DC Universe like game along the lines of the one on PS3. It would have been somewhat cool to play as the Avengers or other heroes with some friends while doing various tasks around a large map. Then the repetitive enemies wouldn't be as big of a deal. They should have aimed for this since the beginning, in my opinion.
Old 08-08-20, 02:03 AM
  #68  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
lopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,512
Received 20 Likes on 16 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Pre-ordered the PS4 version and am downloading the beta now. I donít know what I believe in anymore.
Old 08-08-20, 12:08 PM
  #69  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
lopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,512
Received 20 Likes on 16 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Matchmaking is broken, load times are long, and your AI teammates are dumb, but this game is fun as hell.
Old 08-08-20, 01:25 PM
  #70  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 41,130
Received 132 Likes on 116 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

mechanics good? what exactly like? fluid? good action, responsive?
Old 08-08-20, 03:02 PM
  #71  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
lopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,512
Received 20 Likes on 16 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Iím limiting myself to only playing Kamala Khan and Hulk for the beta.

Kamala controls really well, especially combat. She is fun to play, and her powers just look great. You can chain light and heavy attacks I to some pretty long and powerful combos. Her traversal is so-so but still works the vast majority of the time. Not nearly as fluid as Spider-Man in his game.

Hulk is fine. He obviously just smashes shit. Thatís about it. All of his attacks and abilities so far involve hitting something very hard, which is to be expected. His traversal, jumping, is cool but feels limited compared to Kamala. But Iím playing her the most so jumping from one to the other is disorienting.

If you played Anthem you will have a very good idea of how this game seems to be structured so far. Each mission takes place in a large-ish area, with maybe one or two other side things to do in the area. Chests to find mostly.

Loot unfortunately does not effect your characters appearance. Just stats and buffs.

For the most part the game looks really good, although the framerate takes a definite hit when thereís a lot going on in screen.

Im really surprised I like it as much as I do. Donít go in expecting something revolutionary - what youíve seen so far is exactly what youíre getting. But itís still very fun.
Old 08-08-20, 03:26 PM
  #72  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 41,130
Received 132 Likes on 116 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

i hated Anthem. it bugged my system out and was just not fun, but dammit if you’re not making me want to preorder. Now, the beta is just MP, right? No SP mission at all...

Last edited by OldBoy; 08-08-20 at 03:32 PM.
Old 08-08-20, 05:51 PM
  #73  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
lopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,512
Received 20 Likes on 16 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Far as I know, there are no missions where thereís just one hero from start to finish. Always a group of 4 (with a couple exceptions early on). Those other teammates can either be AI or real people.

From my perspective, itís all single player, since Iím playing by myself, and matchmaking is so fucked up that I couldnít play with anyone else if I wanted to.
Old 08-08-20, 06:20 PM
  #74  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 41,130
Received 132 Likes on 116 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Originally Posted by lopper View Post
Far as I know, there are no missions where thereís just one hero from start to finish. Always a group of 4 (with a couple exceptions early on). Those other teammates can either be AI or real people.

From my perspective, itís all single player, since Iím playing by myself, and matchmaking is so fucked up that I couldnít play with anyone else if I wanted to.
no I meant is beta single player mission, I know you control multiple heroís, but is beta just a nice single player mission with Hulk and Kamala? How long last? Is it a one time play and thatís it or can you play beta multiple times? That article says sheís the most fun. Oh you have PS so you have exclusive beta now, I wonít get till next Friday. Ok. How come Xbox doesnít get any exclusives? They didnít pay Avengerís game maker $$?
Old 08-08-20, 07:46 PM
  #75  
DVD Talk Reviewer/ Admin
 
Adam Tyner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Greenville, South Cackalack
Posts: 23,216
Received 275 Likes on 190 Posts
Re: Marvel's Avengers (9/4/2020: XB1, PC, PS4, Stadia)

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
no I meant is beta single player mission, I know you control multiple heroís, but is beta just a nice single player mission with Hulk and Kamala? How long last? Is it a one time play and thatís it or can you play beta multiple times?
Thereís some content thatís 100% single-player. Other parts require companions, but if you donít play with friends or randos, the A.I. will take over. Thereís nothing in the beta that requires playing with other people. Oh, and not all of the content is replayable.

As for why PlayStation gets preferential treatment, itís a marketing thing. Sony opened up their wallet to make it happen.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.