Guardians Of The Galaxy Game Review (PlayStation 5)

For our Guardians Of The Galaxy Game Review, we get fired up for a wild ride across the cosmos with a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In this action-adventure game, you are Star-Lord leading the unpredictable Guardians from one explosion of chaos to the next. You got this. Probably.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Game Review Pros:

  • Drop-dead gorgeous graphics.
  • 30.19GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Action-adventure gameplay.
  • 3 difficulties – Easy, normal, and hard.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • Save when you want.
  • Outfits can be found and equipped from the menu and pay homage to the films and comic books.
  • 3 save slots.
  • The soundtrack is one of the best I have ever seen from Frank ie Goes To Hollywood to Twisted Sister and A-Ha.
  • Visor – use it to scan items, the environment, and enemies for tactical and interactive advantages.
  • Components – found in the levels and used for crafting.
  • Workbench – here you can upgrade your visor, suit, and guns.
  • Photo mode is complete with all the options like posing characters, depth of field, aperture, chromatic aberration, and more.
  • Earn EXP and level up to get ability points. Spend these on a character to unlock jew abilities.
  • Perks can be crafted and equipped at workbenches.
  • At certain intervals, you can choose what you say or do in situations and conversations. (optional)
  • The banter between the team is well written and executed keeping the feel from the movie.
  • Beautiful locations.
  • When in a conversation, if you walk off they add in dialogue and stop what they are talking about.
  • Qte can happen.
  • Seamless transition from cutscenes to gameplay and vice versa.
  • Uses vibration to increase the atmosphere.
  • Call to action prompt – if you manage to build your momentum meter then you do a quick high damage team attack.
  • It’s just so much dam fun to play.
  • Slight puzzle elements.
  • Expands the Marvel universe.
  • Get to fly the Famous Milano.
  • Combat gets very flashy and chaotic and it’s to its strengths.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Game Review Cons:

  • Not the actors from the voices of the film.
  • You only play as Star-Lord.
  • QTE sucks and they have many types and you are never sure which is which.
  • Had a few instances of getting stuck in scenery or hitting an invisible wall that teleported me back into an enemy.
  • The combat is definitely the weakest part of the game.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Game:

Official website.

Developer: Eidos Montreal

Publisher: Square Enix

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Sound - 10/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10
9.2/10

Summary

Square Enix and Marvel will leave a sour taste in some gamers’ mouths, they felt the last outing the two had Avengers was a mixed bag mostly siding on a letdown. Enter  Guardians Of The Galaxy and you cannot believe how different the two are. GOTG is a solid single-player game that absolutely nailed the atmosphere of the Guardian films all the way through to the mannerisms and interactions between the team. I honestly thought playing not only single-player only but only playing as Star-Lord was a bad thing but as soon as you get to grips with the combat, you can see why it is how it is, and most importantly you don’t care, I fell in love with this Star-Lord, lies I fell in love with the whole team. Even when the button-mashy hectic combat stressed me out, I kept at it I kept smiling I was just in awe of the locations, laughing at the dialogue, and generally just having a dam good time with it all. It’s rare for a game to grab me how this one did but it did, the music at the start and throughout is an 80s music wet dream for your ears, I finished the game and immediately went back through it for 100 percent. I just cannot get over how this learned mistakes and built a solid game. We don’t need microtransactions and DLC constantly fed into our game, if the story and execution are right then the game sells itself, here’s the proof. Overall I see this as a serious game of the year contender, it’s fucking awesome.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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