Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

A great, fun single player game.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a game that some people surely will miss this year, probably thinking it’s just another bad or poor Marvel game adaption riddled with MTX or skins to buy, but that is not the case here in GOTG.

This is a game from Eidos-Montréal, creators of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and this game is in fact a pure single player

A great, fun single player game.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a game that some people surely will miss this year, probably thinking it’s just another bad or poor Marvel game adaption riddled with MTX or skins to buy, but that is not the case here in GOTG.

This is a game from Eidos-Montréal, creators of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and this game is in fact a pure single player experience, with none of the micro-transaction crap and nonsense. It uses, in fact, the same Dawn Engine we saw in Mankind Divided or, at least, It is based on it.

The PC port has been done in collaboration with d3t, which recently also did the Alan Wake Remaster, and I think they have done a decent job, considering this is not a very common engine to see out there.

There are different costumes in the game, but you have to explore and find them, by playing the game of course. Yeah, you know, single player games? They exist, and many are in fact, good games, like GOTG here.

Let’s now talk PC port and some tech numbers and specs: on my Ryzen 5 3600 and RTX 3060 Ti this game performs quite well, way over 60 FPS even at 1620 DSR resolution. My native resolution is 1080p but, at that resolution, the game is quite CPU bound and, if you want to get over 100 FPS, you’re going to need a very fast CPU.

For most people with CPUs similar to mine, increasing the resolution and, if supported, enabling Raytraced Reflections, will be a much better option to keep that GPU working as it should.

In my case, 1620p DSR Downsampling, Ultra Settings and with RT set to Ultra (including Transparent Raytraced Reflections), the frame-rates are usually above 70, sometimes even 80-90’ish, depending on the area.

The game does make good use of DLSS 2.3 to provide excellent temporal stabilization to the image and, even if you prefer gaming at lower resolutions, I suggest enabling DLSS at Quality mode at least, because it sure does look better than Temporal Anti-Aliasing in this game. Of course, at higher resolutions, DLSS is an invaluable tool to keep 60 FPS or more, and a nice looking image, without compromising much on Graphics Settings.

Due to being quite CPU limited unless we play at high resolutions and with Raytracing, lowering graphics settings quite often does not provide enough scaling to gain big performance chunks on the FPS, so it’s best to choose the highest possible resolution and Settings that provide us with at least 60 FPS.

Moving on, to the actual game, and its story: I think it’s great, it has quite a few surprises and twists, and the characters are so fun in this game, I mean…they’re the Gardeners of the Galaxy! Wait…yeah, they are : )

If you only know the Guardians from the MCU movies…you’ll find something familiar in this game, but if you also know them from the comics and other media, yeah, there’s a lot here to enjoy as well. I think the actors did such a good job, so congratulations to all of them, I had a lot of fun with their banter and dialogue choices and all the craziness (I played in English).

Gameplay is pretty straightforward, it feels a bit familiar if you’ve played Mass Effect games, in a way, but not quite, and to me the combat itself is the weakest aspect of the game, it’s not bad but also not the best I’ve seen in an action / adventure game; it can be fun, but I often felt it could’ve been a bit more.

The visual design in this game is top notch, the different worlds and locations we visit feel pretty unique and indeed something I’d expect to see in anything related to the Guardians, and I often had to stop and activate the handy Photo Mode and take lots of pictures, sometimes even in combat.

The soundtrack in this game is great, of course it’s full with some of the greatest hits of the 80’s and therefore, it’s copyrighted, but the game has a “Streamer Mode” that disables all those tracks and instead uses the, also amazing, regular game soundtrack.

But of course, when you play the game with the full soundtrack it feels truly epic, like it couldn’t be otherwise.

I really liked this game, and it left me wanting more, there’s potential for more, for sure. It’s not really a short game, just an average length, I probably played around 25-30 hours, but I spent a lot of time in Photo Mode and testing / doing benchmarks too, but if you take your time and look for all the collectibles and stuff, yeah, expect around 15-20 hours for sure.

I hope we get more single player games like this, and more people give this game a chance, I think it deserves it.

Expand

informant : https://thefartiste.com
Category : Marvel vs DC

About admin

I am the owner of the website thefartiste.com, my purpose is to bring all the most useful information to users.

Check Also

articlewriting1

Ronnie Raymond

This article is about one of the two characters whose fusion make up Firestorm. For …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.