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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.

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As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.

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Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.

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