Marvel's Avengers next-gen versions are launching next week along with the new Hawkeye DLC, and while fans are getting geared
They have to be considering their investment.
Well we did hear the same with a similar game...anthem
Avengers has its problems and I feel they should have listened a bit to fans before the game came out. I'm generally of "wait and play" attitude but there were some glaring faults in the game as presented a few months before release. They released a statement basically saying we're not listening and we're going to do it our way. "Trust us, it will be great." That feels similar to the Anthem pre-launch and end result. One of the good things about the game is the combat. Playing like the Hulk feels like playing Hulk. The issue to me wasn't that part of the game, it was the repetitive areas that you went to. The endgame areas didn't feel organic at all, just very procedural without any soul and heart. It is possible to marry the two but they didn't succeed. Hades is an example of a game that did manage to succeed with that even if of course it's at a much lower complexity.
They better be committed to overhauling the entire game and basically restarting it because that's the only way it'll last for "years to come". I doubt the sales for DLC will be high because of how many dropped the game and sales plummeted, so this DLC roadmap might end quick.
The DLC free, and I'd say most smart players probably didn't spend any credit earned so the hero pass is basically free for a lot. There must be some whales they're hoping to nab to keep it going for that long, unless like you said it gets a full overhaul, like ff14online which I doubt. Guess we'll see how the dlc goes
DLC with new characters and such is all free for the length of the game. Only thing they're making money on after the initial game sale is the cosmetic store. That said, they need to allow multiple of each character and pop out new characters fast. ~3 months between new characters is not gonna keep people around long, especially when you limit missions and such to 1 of each character (can't even level up the new character with friends and they are increasing the time it takes to hit level cap...).
Don't worry we heard the same with Anthem The only thing on their side is that it's Marvel Superheroes while other live service games don't have that luxury, most being new IPs with nothing to give them that "boost" or relevance. I give it until next year or maybe a year and a half before they finally decide to pull the plug. The DLC will take longer to come out, they'll start to hear about player connectivity issues trying to find a game and finally we'll hear how the team has become smaller while the main people are working on a new IP. After that, they'll finally let it go. I just find it funny how that Guardians of the Galaxy game has went super quiet...I bet you any money it was supposed to be the EXACT same as this but in space and using cosmic Marvel characters.
We heard it before
lmao the next anthem more like
Marvel definitely surpassed Anthem in terms of life and such. Still, there's loads of missteps here.If they can't rope in players with this free DLC and the next one, then game is toast (more toast than it is now).
It did not surpass anthem.
Yeah but square is a little different from EA. EA has killed more than a cattle farm.
I’m committed to not playing it for years to come
That is pretty much what I thought when I saw the title of the article. No way I am buying this anytime soon.
Good luck with that.
i feel bad for crystal dynamics devs, they probably have an overlord executive telling them they need to keep working on this game because he's too dense to see the writing is on the wall
*cough* good luck with that *cough*
People have to acknowledge that just because I/WE didn’t like the game, others could have enjoyed it and play it religiously. Reviews be damned. Look at Jump All Stars. Terrible reviews, hardcore players trash the game and it’s arena style, but I swear they’ve had so much post game content it’s unreal. Someone is sustaining it and making it worth the investment. It’s still more than enough potential customers. Anthem on the other hand must have numbers so low that it isn’t realistic to support it. So reviews were bad AND the majority of players have spoken by not playing anymore. Good luck Crystal Dynamics. The beta showed me all I needed to see. No thanks. But to the people that enjoy the game, this must be great news.
I play Avengers every week with my brother lol. I find the gameplay fun, they really need endgame content for multiplayer.
We can also acknowledge that even though others might have liked it, the amount that didn't far outweigh them and they might have their "roadmap" ended quickly because there's only a handful of people even playing it.
That's what they said about Anthem...
https://media.tenor.com/ima... Of course, you can understand anyone defending their jobs.
So you're committed to losing money? Gotcha.
Sure, but EA was also committed to Anthem...until they weren't. This being a big property that someone else owns may play in to how long they try or being able to split the burden over something like a wholly original IP like EA had. But money is money, and I wouldn't put a lot of stock into this message. Actions will do the talking.
They might but does Square feel the same way. Just look at Anthem. BioWare was saying the same thing before EA pulled the plug. If the game doesn't pick up soon I don't see Square waiting years for things to improve.
Blah blah blah
Difference between this and Anthem is the Marvel licence and money spent already by square. No question they have to support it imo.
Glad to hear it, because at the pace they're releasing stuff it may take years for Spider-Man to show up on Playstation.
it's dead, let it die
Was not something similar said about Anthem?
Yea. Bioware said the same thing about Anthem
Why do I have an Anthem Vibe ?
while commendable, this game is so mediocre it would need to be completely recreated to be better.
Bullshit. If they were intending to support it "for years to come", the road map would already be done. It would have been planned out before the game went gold. No one just "wings it" when making a game, especially one like this. So either they are lying or hopelessly incompetent. Either way I am glad I didn't buy this piece of garbage.
The game is fun, I like and play it with my brother often. It absolutely needs to be fixed tho. My biggest problem is the loot is lame and not much ways to get exotics besides the Single player gauntlets. That leads to the 2nd problem, we need end game content! Why cant I run gauntlet or harder level in multiplayer? They have the hives, but no exotic and too easy once you are leveled. If they fix those things, add more bosses, update on a nice timeline , then I would be happy with it .
It's a cool game so this is nice news.
That’s what EA said about Anthem. They want to continue selling the game and season passes, so of course they’ll say they won’t quit on the game. As a consumer, I want proof.
im not sure if that alone will cut it lol the whole game is a mess. and im not sure if people will care for "years to come".
we need a new tomb raider.
Maybe, instead of empty promises and hopes for the «Years to Come», you should fix your broken game first? Add a lot more content (maps, heroes, enemies, bosses, extra missions/campaigns), don't try to slow down the progression that your braindead management asked for, stop with battle passes and MTX, rework the gear system (so new gear will actually show up on your characters)? Then people will play this game for «Years to Come» and wait for your useless roadmaps (because BioWare and Anthem roadmap worked so well, right?). You haven't release any new content for 7 months already, for G-d's sake!
Fans should complain to Disney like they did with Battlefront 2
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