I’ve never played any of the old ones (was never a comic book person), but I have been planning to use my Switch two-games-for-$100 voucher on it. I assume that the gameplay will be reasonably solid since the old games were well-received and isn’t it basically just an action-RPG Diablo clone? It seems hard to screw up that formula. Plus, I’ll be spending some time with my family soon and my sister really likes Marvel stuff, so I’ve been figuring this is a solid bet. The thing about new developers is concerning though.
Yeah, it was one of the better console action RPGs of that era. Seems like there’s no reason a competent developer couldn’t pick up that baton and manage something at least decent, but Team Ninja’s legacy is all over the place.
I’m also a little nervous about the Marvel license, possibly irrationally, but it seems like they’ve made some poor decisions about who they partner with over the years. Like remember when they had a perfectly great Marvel fighting game franchise with Capcom, and then they killed that off in the early 2000s to partner with EA in the awful Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects? Eventually we got good MvC games again, and hey, Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 is an excellent game. So maybe I’ve got nothing to worry about.
Basically the Marvel license is no guarantee of a partnership with the right developer for the job, and Team Ninja is no guarantee of a good game, but they’ve both done great things before too so this is very much wait-and-see.
If the reviews are good, it’s getting one of my eShop vouchers too though.
This is out Friday, so I was expecting more reviews by now (haven’t seen any). This Kotaku preview is mostly positive, but grumbles about the camera angles and notes that playing with another human is better than with AI partners which could be read as a complaint about AI partner behavior. The latter is to be expected though. A full review is forthcoming, so I guess there’s a review embargo in place.
I’m more concerned about the character progression which sounds like you basically have to pick 4 mains to level up because all the content ramps up in levels and characters all level individually, too, so there’s no way to bounce around to sample different characters, or even a way to grind them up by replaying old content.