One of the biggest and most exciting reveals at this year’s E3 was Marvel’s Avengers. It’s a game that many fans couldn’t wait to see more of.
Then we got a cinematic trailer with bits of gameplay sprinkled in. Although the reveal might have left some fans wanting and even confused, it seems the devs are taking the reaction and feedback from fans quite seriously.
According to Marvel Games Vice President and Creative Director Bill Rosemann, changes are definitely coming to the Marvel’s Avengers game.
In an interview with Gamespot, he mentioned how they will be listening to the fans feedback and making some changes based on that.
“We want to thank you for last night, for watching the trailer. Your energy was awesome! All the comments we’re hearing, we’re listening to them, we’re sharing them, we’re bringing them back to the studio, we’re listening to you,”
This is great news for those who found themselves a bit underwhelmed with the reveal. One of the biggest issues for fans was the character designs, which deviated quite heavily from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Now, I completely understand this design choice, especially since there have been quite a few rumours that suggest that Spider-Man PS4 takes place in the same universe as the Avengers game. One of the main indicators of this is when Peter Parker remarks how the Avengers was opening a West Coast headquarters, which they seem to be doing in the cinematic trailer for the Avengers game.
Another touch point for the two games is the villain Taskmaster, who is said to be one of the big bads in the Avengers game and who also featured in the Spider-Man game.
If this proves to be true, it makes sense that, just like Peter Parker, the Avengers wouldn’t necessarily look the same as their Marvel Cinematic Universe counterparts.
And, let’s be honest, getting al the MCU Avengers together for voicework and getting the rights to their likenesses could prove very expensive for developer Crystal Dynamics.
Personally, I think the voice cast that has been announced is amazing and consist of some of the best the industry currently has.
Another criticism for the game was the fact that the combat for all the characters felt familiar, especially since it seems to work in the same way the combat in the Arkham games and Spider-Man PS4 game functioned. Fans were hoping to see some new innovations when it came to the combat but seem to have been left quite disappointed.
It’s great to see Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix taking the criticism seriously. However, the question remains, is there enough time left to make the changes fans want?