My Superpower Is Adventure
If you are as excited about Marvel’s Avengers as your ol’ pal Zane, you might be curious as to what a play session of the is going to be like. The game is not open-world like Breath of the Wild or Skyrim. It’s not entirely linear like a lot levels in the Metro series. The way director Philippe Therien talks about it, it sounds a bit like the recent Tomb Raider games, which makes sense since Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix also made those games.
As made clear by the recent War Table stream by Crystal Dynamics, players will be able to explore many locations around the world in Marvel’s Avengers. They can access these areas by selecting them from a list of missions on the Helicarrier. Once they enter the mission area, the level fairly open, with areas to explore and side-objectives. “In between objectives, you are absolutely free to roam as you please and look for points of interest around the level. These can be allies to rescue, bounty enemies, to defeat for loot, Hidden caches, secret AIM stockpiles of resources or you could raid AIM’s depots where they store gear! Typically those rewards are defended but you can roam around the environment without constantly fighting if you want to just admire the scenery or have fun doing traversal,” Therien says when asked about area exploration.
If you are like me, and want to complete all side missions and explore every area, the natural choice of character for those tasks would probably be Iron Man or Thor; someone who can cover a lot of ground. However, Therien says you can do that with any character, not just the flying ones. “They are balanced to be able to cross the same distances in generally the same time with some differences of course but for those who aren’t flying they have acrobatic moves. Without giving too many spoilers…Hulk can jump, Widow has gadgets and Kamala…well she can stretch really good!” Marvel’s Avengers is set to launch on September 4th on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Stadia.
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