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CouRage, LIRIK and more react to Marvel’s Avengers game trailer

Published: 11/Jun/2019 11:42 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 12:22

by Calum Patterson

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Crystal Dynamics finally revealed the first trailer for their upcoming Marvel’s Avengers game during the Square Enix conference at E3 2019, but it has been met with a muted response from fans.

The new Avengers game was one of the mot anticipated titles being shown at E3, but a number of factors have left those excited for the game underwhelmed after watching the reveal.

Many have highlighted the graphical quality, which for a game releasing in 2020 seems fairly weak, as well as the Avenger’s cast themselves, which bear no resemblance to their big screen counterparts.

Square Enix / MarvelThe casting choice for the Marvel’s Avengers game has been critcized by fans.

The release date isn’t until May 15, 2020, so there is still time for the studio to tidy up the rough edges, but for many the signs are not good.

Avenger’s super-fan and popular streamer Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop voiced his disappointment after seeing the trailer, even suggesting that the voice acting and gameplay (of which there was very little shown) was a let down.

YouTuber Gav a.k.a ‘Miracle of Sound’ joked that the cast in the game had been confused with the actors’ stunt doubles, given the lack of resemblance to the movie cast with which these the Avenger’s are now synonymous.

Daily Show comedian Roy Woods Jr. joked that the all-star cast from the movies would have been too pricey for the game to hire for the game.

However, streamer LIRIK was more forgiving, arguing that there was no way the original cast from the movies would be willing to play their parts in the game.

“They’re over that shit, they did it for like ten years, so they’re good to go” LIRIK explains, “so of course some other people are going to play the characters.”

Others were also disappointed that Hawkeye seems to be completely missing from the game, not appearing in the trailer at all.

Not everyone was so negative however, with some optimistic that the gameplay could be as a fun as Marvel’s Spider-Man, the successful PS4 exclusive which also had it’s own actor, but with engaging mechanics and an intriguing story.

If Marvel’s Avengers from Crystal Dynamics can nail the gameplay and story, most fans will be able to overlook the casting choices and mediocre visuals.

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Ultimate Apex Legends quiz: Test your knowledge of the Outlands

Published: 22/Jan/2021 16:13 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 16:31

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends was an overnight sensation and it’s barely slowed down. In its two years of success, there’s been map changes galore, new legends joining the fight, and an ever-evolving meta – but we’re here to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Kings Canyon was the original map we all dropped into on that fine day of February 4, 2019. The battle royale genre was at the peak of its powers, with mighty competition stacked up against EA in the form of PUBG, Fortnite, and other top games.

Fast forward 24 months, however, and there’s one BR game that shines brighter than the others. You guessed it, Apex Legends!

As we approach Season 8, there’s 15 characters to play with, two maps to drop into, and a weapons list containing 24 different guns. On top of that, each seasonal update has delivered different tweaks to gameplay and snippets of Legend lore for various fighters – which means the scope for our quiz questions is quite broad.

By now, you will have been named Champions of the Arena on numerous occasions. But, do you have what it takes to get a perfect score on our ultimate Apex Legends quiz?

Take our Apex Legends quiz!

Your test score will determine just how well you know the Outlands in the Apex world.

The world, of course, is connected to that of the Titanfall series, which was also developed by Respawn Entertainment. Many weapons and features have crossed over between planets, presumably with even more of that to come in the future.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm. He’s coming in Season 8.

Fuse is the latest to join Apex Legends as a playable character, with a new 30-30 Repeater rifle being added too. For more details on that, check out some of the stories we’ve covered for the game’s next major update:

Don’t be too downhearted if you don’t receive a perfect score this time, but if you are named a Champion, be sure to tweet us @TitanfallBlog on Twitter.