I’ve been keeping an eye out for the Avengers player count on Steam, which has dropped to a few hundred lately, indicating that the health of the game is pretty bad. But I saw it quadruple last weekend, which made my first thought “wow, people are really excited about Kate Bishop’s announcement!” but I quickly realized it was stupid. On the contrary, the game went on sale.
Marvel’s Avengers is currently 50% off most platforms for pre-Black Friday deals. reducing it from $ 60 to $ 30 ($ 40 for some versions).
Despite all the reviews the game has received, the relatively low review scores, and its uncertain future prospects, I’m here to say that yes, I recommend the game. Definitely, at this price.
Why? A few reasons.
Avengers is fun when you play the base campaign, a really great Marvel story crafted around Kamala Khan joining the team, and the best base campaign I’ve seen in the pillager genre, where it’s normally an afterthought. I believe the campaign alone is worth $ 30 here, and it’s really great.
Avengers is fun when you upgrade all characters to 50, and each new level unlocks a skill point that can dramatically change the way you play. It’s really fun to maximize the skill trees of all six characters and it doesn’t take a lot of time to do so.
Avengers is fun when you just beat the living hell of enemies. Seriously, the character kits they made for each of these heroes are absolutely fantastic and for me the best part of the game of a mile and why I a m can’t wait to see what else they can do with Kate Bishop, Hawkeye and others. The instant gameplay in Avengers is just a blast with every character.
So, all of this is why I think the game is worth $ 30 on sale. But after that? Things… take a turn.
Avengers is no fun when trying to get your gear up to 150 with rare drops and a grind that goes from nice to tedious.
Avengers is no fun when trying to grow exotic species that simply cannot be grown as they are only guaranteed a few times a week and rarely, if ever, appear elsewhere.
Avengers is no fun when you realize that ‘endgame activities’ are things like 48 hive missions on the ground or Tachyon Rift missions on a timer with annoyingly shielded enemies and an effect that causes you to bleed health for the whole.
To sum up, Avengers is a lot of fun for a while, through the campaign and at least the initial character leveling process. Avengers is a lot less fun in the real endgame that he’s still trying to figure out. But I think what you get out of it now is definitely worth $ 30, but that’s just me. That’s a recommendation I couldn’t give about Godfall, a similar game in the genre, which I wouldn’t say is worth $ 30, let alone the $ 70 it currently charges.
So yes, buy Avengers on sale. It’s better than what you’ve heard and who knows, maybe they’ll fix it in the long run too.
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