Publisher Square Enix
Format PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series
Release October 26
Credit to Mary DeMarle, Guardians Of The Galaxy’s executive narrative director, for avoiding the wishy-washy, noncommittal answer you might expect. “I would pick Guardians 1,” she says, hesitating for all of two seconds before giving her clear response to the obvious question. “I think it was because it was my introduction to the characters. I went to the movie not knowing what to expect and fell in love with it right from the beginning, with Star-Lord kicking the rats and playing his music as he’s stealing the orb. It’s unpredictable, it’s fun; these characters are zany, they have a heart. So that one was my favourite.”
Even so, we do wonder if Square Enix considered calling this ‘Vol 2’. This isn’t, after all, the Guardians’ first videogame rodeo, even if Telltale’s game felt like a bit of a missed opportunity: the bickering and sniping we associate with this band of galactic misfits may have been in the studio’s wheelhouse, but its colourful action was limited to the usual simplistic QTEs.
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