So this was a surprise over the weekend. Apparently we’ll be getting a Guardians of the Galaxy video game by the end of the year. Produced by Square Enix, it’s going to be a single-player action RPG of sorts where we play as Star-Lord going on an adventure. Huh, neat.
I can’t say the game looks all that great from this first trailer. Square Enix are the people behind that relatively lousy Avengers game last year. Though if I’m being honest, the single player campaign stuff was pretty solid. So if Guardians of the Galaxy is just that, perhaps it will be good.
Looks to be a bunch of running and shooting and dialogue that tries really hard to be as clever and witty as the movie dialogue. That part is probably going to be really cringey. Based on this gameplay trailer, we’ll control the other Guardians on the side of our own running, jumping and shooting.
I don’t know why I’m not more excited for this game. I think I read too many comments from people automatically comparing it unfavorably to the Avengers game last fall. And that’s a legit criticism. It’s got the same not-quite-the-Marvel-movies look and feel, which is weird. It’s like they wanted to make a Guardians of the Galaxy tie-in game like the days of old…but didn’t.
I’ll probably play it and hope for some awesome Marvel cosmic cameos. Though I get a feeling we will only see and interact with characters who have appeared in the movies, like Cosmo, Mantis and the Nova Corps.
Guardians of the Galaxy is set to release in October.