The Avengers’ next content update, War for Wakanda, come out this week, bringing with it the King himself, T’Challa. Story chapters and character combat have always been the game’s strong points, and I’m hearing really positive things about this new expansion. I’m looking forward to diving into it myself.
But though we’ve gotten a few nice updates/mini-campaigns (and this will be our third new playable Avenger), so far the games most fundamental flaws remain unaddressed. I bought the game at launch a year ago, and I have more than gotten my money’s worth of playtime. At this point it costs me nothing to log in every other month for a new event/patch/just to smash stuff as Hulk.
There is nothing to keep me playing, though. No compelling reason to come back daily and grind Hives or bosses. The loot side of things is still a disappointment, and while you can certainly make the argument that it never should have been there, it is there. The game is designed around it, and while they can continue to just add episodic stories/characters and get along fine in that arena (and had they simply done only that from the get-go it would have been a perfectly viable path), leaving the loot/multiplayer side of things unaddressed is a big anchor around the game’s neck.
I love playing as the Avengers; Crystal Dynamics did a fantastic job with the combat. And I want to see tons of new story missions and new Avengers added to the roster. But I keep hoping one of these updates is going to finally figure out an Endgame.