Marvel's Avengers Review
Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
Marvel’s Avengers starts on A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a new, hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco. The celebration turns deadly when a mysterious enemy causes a catastrophic accident which results in massive devastation.
Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, a sprawling adventure ignites when a determined young woman named Kamala Khan sets out to reassemble and rebuild the Avengers to stop the unchecked power of the secretive new force known as AIM. Marvel’s Avengers continues the epic journey with new Heroes and new narrative delivered on an ongoing basis, for the definitive Avengers gaming experience.
You can customise your heroes with abilities and costumes and use the upgrade skill tree. Costumes have been sourced from "all corners of the Marvel universe" and can be earned in-game or bought separately as DLC. Players will also be able to receive free updates containing new regions and characters.
Along with the story mode you can take on Hero Missions (single-player) and Warzone Missions (single-player or co-op) in hotspots around the globe. Up to four players assemble online to defend the Earth from escalating threats. As as the narrative unfolds, new Super Heroes and regions are delivered at no additional cost.
Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 04/09/2020
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
You can purchase outfits, nameplates, emotes with credits you earn in the game or buy with real money. You can purchase different versions of the game:
- Marvel's Avengers: Standard Edition - Marvel Legacy Outfit Pack, Marvel Legacy Nameplate, Ms. Marvel Emote.
- Marvel's Avengers: Exclusive Digital Edition - Ms. Marvel Nameplate, 1,000 Credits, Marvel Legacy Outfit Pack, Marvel Legacy Nameplate, Ms. Marvel Emote.
- Marvel's Avengers: Deluxe Edition - 6 Obsidian Nameplates, Obsidian Outfit Pack, Marvel Legacy Outfit Pack, Marvel Legacy Nameplate, Ms. Marvel Emote.
How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
Select Difficulty: Select difficulty from a range of presets.
View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play.
Assistance When Stuck: The game notices if you get stuck and provides assistance, such as skipping levels, hints or tutorials.
Practice Area: You can practice freely without opponents or time pressures.
Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.
How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.
Moderate Reading: Moderate reading required.
High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.
Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.
Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.
Speaker Indicator, their Tone and Environment Sounds: Captions indicate who is speaking and their tone, game sound and music.
How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.
Mouse And Keyboard
Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.
Mouse and Controller: Can play with mouse and controller simultaneously.
You can customise the controls for the game as follows:
Select Preset Controller Mappings: Select preset button layouts.
Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.
Swap Sticks: Swap the sticks over.
Remap One Action to Multiple Buttons: Map multiple buttons to a single action.
Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons not required or can be turned off or switched to toggling the action on and off.
Rapid Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing not required or can be skipped or disabled.
How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
High Contrast Mode: You can adjust the contrast of the game to be high-contrast.
No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or this can be disabled.
Motion sickness friendly: Option to reduce motion sickness (motion blur, depth of field, field of vision).
Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.
Colour adjustments: Adjust colours of characters or game elements for greater visibility
How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings. Stadia offers some system accessibility features. Tandem enables you to use two controllers to play one character. This also enables you to connect other controllers like the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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