Marvel’s Avengers: The good and the bad of Marvel’s newest video game

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Everything you need to know about the Avengers video game before you buy it.

Comic book video games have had a weird history. For years, they were hit or miss. In the early days of Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and PlayStation 1 (this writer is showing his age here) you’d be happy if your game was at least average. But as the game consoles got better, so did the games themselves.

X-Men Legends and Spider-Man: Web of Shadows came in and made an impact. Then, the Batman Arkham series came in and changed everything. It birthed its own franchise of gripping games while also paving the way for others like the popular Spider-Man on PlayStation. With the genre booming, it only made sense that The Avengers would have a video game franchise as well.

Marvel’s Avengers was highly anticipated before the gameplay was released. Who wouldn’t want to control Iron Man, Captain America, or the Hulk? Sure, there were Avengers projects based on their solo movies, but games based on films are rarely taken seriously. This was going to be a new project – one that wouldn’t be based on the movies.

Everyone was excited for it to drop, but it’s been a couple of weeks now and some of you are waiting to know if it’s worth purchasing. Well, this writer is here to be fair about everything good and bad about Marvel’s Avengers. Let’s begin.