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I spent a weekend playing the Avengers Beta. Any questions?

iconmaster

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Yes.

These are in-game (it's the loading screen - Thor and Cap are also on it):

Black Widow looks better there.

Big Hands Teen Girl still has hilarious big hands.
 

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Have you heard anything about MCU character models or MCU skins being made available after launch? I'm both a Marvel comic and an MCU fan and this game's characters art direction looks like neither, which has personally turned me off this game.
 

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Have you heard anything about MCU character models or MCU skins being made available after launch? I'm both a Marvel comic and an MCU fan and this game's characters art direction looks like neither, which has personally turned me off this game.

There are movie inspired costumes (there's a Black Widow movie one in the beta that's her plain clothes look) but no. The game isn't based on the MCU. It's based on the comics.
 
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After spending a decent amount of time in the beta....
  • Are you looking forward to retail release?
  • Are there a number of things that you experienced in the beta that you hope are improved or added by the time of release?
  • What was your favorite thing about the beta?
  • What was your least favorite thing about the beta?
 

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After spending a decent amount of time in the beta....
  • Are you looking forward to retail release?

Yes.

  • Are there a number of things that you experienced in the beta that you hope are improved or added by the time of release?

More optimization of the performance mode on the Pro.

  • What was your favorite thing about the beta?

When you're able to trigger a team up move it's pretty cool.

  • What was your least favorite thing about the beta?

No Thor in the beta outside of the A Day prologue.
 
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There are movie inspired costumes (there's a Black Widow movie one in the beta that's her plain clothes look) but no. The game isn't based on the MCU. It's based on the comics.

It's really strange that you say that. I feel that the characters don't look like MCU or the Comics, instead I feel they are kind of a new weird in-between. I mean Ironman suit in this game looks like the 90's suit from the comics and the MCU suit from Ironman 1. I would really want the MCU skins especially since most newer fans only know Avengers from the MCU.
 

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It's really strange that you say that. I feel that the characters don't look like MCU or the Comics, instead I feel they are kind of a new weird in-between. I mean Ironman suit in this game looks like the 90's suit from the comics and the MCU suit from Ironman 1. I would really want the MCU skins especially since most newer fans only know Avengers from the MCU.

People didn't complain about Spider-Man on PS4 not looking like any of the movie actors.
 
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Is the story serviceable Saturday morning cartoon level like Marvel UA3 or a bit deeper like Spider-Man PS4?
 

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did you feel like you had to match make to complete anything or was the difficulty balanced well?
 

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My favorite thing with Thor in the prologue was throwing Mjolnir and having it hit something behind enemies and then retrieving it so it flies through multiple enemies. Really cool.
So Thor is Kratos basically. That's cool.

Any negatives you found?

Can I play this as offline SP?
 
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So you spent most of your time playing as Hulk but also forced to play as Kamala, how does that work exactly? So you don’t pick a character at the beginning?

You have to play through 4 campaign levels before you unlock the War Table. You alternate between Hulk and Kamala in those campaign levels. Once you unlock the War Table then you can use any of the characters in the War Zone.
 
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People didn't complain about Spider-Man on PS4 not looking like any of the movie actors.
I don't feel that that is a fair comparison for the following reasons:
1. Unlike this Avengers game the PS4 Spiderman game starting suits were accurate to the comic.
2. The final PS4 Spiderman game included 42 suits including the Raimi movie suits, and the MCU suits.

Crystal Dymanics clearly has their own art style here that is not loyal to either the comics or MCU, its somewhere in-between and in my opinion horrible. Having this different art style is just a waste of the Marvel license and in my opinion if they are not going to release MCU and Comic accurate outfits/skins they might as well save money on the Marvel licensing costs and just name it "The Revengers".

 
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I don't feel that that is a fair comparison for the following reasons:
1. Unlike this Avengers game the PS4 Spiderman game starting suits were accurate to the comic.
2. The final PS4 Spiderman game included 42 suits including the Raimi movie suits, and the MCU suits.

Crystal Dymanics clearly has their own art style here that is not loyal to either the comics or MCU, its somewhere in-between and in my opinion horrible. Having this different art style is just a waste of the Marvel license and in my opinion if they are not going to release MCU and Comic accurate outfits/skins they might as well save money on the Marvel licensing costs and just name it "The Revengers".

There are comic accurate skins in it. Kamala has her comic costume in it, and they're adding a ton more. They've already shown the Matt Fraction Hawkeye costume.
 

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Have they changed the combat feel? It looked like it lacked weight and force behind the blows. It's kinda dumb that regular enemies take more than one anything coming from the hulk
 

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Was there interesting loot, like enhancing abilities or armor sets? Or was this something you didn't get to see since it's all early game in the beta
 

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Since its a looter game, I'm worried that the loot in this game doesn't have any visual impact on the characters, or so I've heard from a couple of preview videos. Is this true?

If so, did you find any loot that has a visual impact on the characters? Maybe high rarity ones? Since you compared this game to Destiny, the visual impact of loot is something I love about Destiny.
 

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Did you play Anthem? How similar is this to that? That’s the game this reminds me of from what I have seen so far.
 

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With Destiny, almost all guardians of the same class felt alike with their skill trees. Does this game look like it will have a variety that actually changes how your Hulk might play from my Hulk? Can you play multiplayer with everyone using the same hero?

Is the plan to hook people with free characters and get them to pay for expansions? Not sure if they're talking about anything like that yet, but that might not be a bad way to go about it.
 
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Do you like Destiny and Marvel?

I liked it. The combat is definitely better than pew pew in Destiny. It's done by the God of War combat designer and each character feels different. I maxxed out Hulk in the beta.

feels different just visually or feels different in combat controls and feel? easy allies crew said all the characters felt the same in their combat feel except for their external appearance
 

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I watched some videos. I really don't like the loot, I hated that piece by piece gear improvement in AC Odyssey and I hate it here. For me it takes away from the actual game and the characters and makes it more about numbers: power 27 armor with 0.5 % health reg/sec or 26 with lightning attack? Big choices!
 

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Why is there something instead of nothing?

Is it because nothing does not exist?
 
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I had no idea this was a Destiny clone, I thought it was just a single player game with optional coop. Hard pass.
 

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I had no idea this was a Destiny clone, I thought it was just a single player game with optional coop. Hard pass.

I'm still slightly amazed they decided to make an Avengers game a full blown GaaS - given how hugely successful Spider-man and the Arkham games have been. I would have bought a single player Avengers game quite happily. This? Not so much.
 
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Thanks for answering Q's, OP.
I'm looking forward to this. I like Destiny 2's core gameplay loop, I like God of War's combat and I like Marvel characters.
If the devs patch in cross-platform (so I can be on my PC with my friend on his PS4) then I'd happily buy 2 copies. (It's not an FPS or competetive game, so I really hope the devs give this a look. Surely it'd boost sales.)