Guardians of the Galaxy is part action RPG, part dysfunctional family simulator
Guardians of the Galaxy, Square Enix’s latest attempt at adapting a Marvel franchise into a successful video game, is best described as — and I mean this as a glowing compliment — a Dysfunctional Family Management Sim. As Peter Quill, your job is to motivate, reassure, comfort, and lead your merry band of found-family misfits through dialogue choices designed to profoundly impact gameplay and story. I had the opportunity to play a full chapter of the game ahead of its release, and I gotta say, I’m impressed.
It is, however, fair to say that my enthusiasm for what I’ve seen of Guardians so far is because I kept my expectations in check. There have been excellent Marvel games in the past — one need only look over yonder to what Insomniac…