Much like Marvel’s Avengers before it, Guardians of the Galaxy employs its own unique take on these characters that have been made popular by Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Though each character doesn’t look like their MCU counterpart, they do nonetheless possess the same characteristics that have made those characters so compelling in the first place, such as Star Lords goofy attitude and Drax’s straightforward conversation style.
Though Guardians of the Galaxy is built around team play and leveraging the roles of the other heroes, Guardians of the Galaxy only allows players to play as Star Lord himself, Peter Quill. A third-person action adventure, where Guardians of the Galaxy looks set to differ from its genre stablemates is in how it deals with choice.
Not at all unlike a Telltale Games joint, characters in Guardians of the Galaxy will remember the things that you say and the decisions that you make. At one point in the gameplay walkthrough, we see Drax and Rocket Raccoon having an argument that ends in the hulking brute dangling Raccoon over the edge of a cliff. If you decide to let Rocket fall (to his safety – he is adept at landing on his feet after all), he’ll remember that and it’ll feature later on in the game.
Brilliantly though, Guardians of the Galaxy taps onto the 80s music that Quill himself often taps his foot to. From Joan Jett to KISS and a whole bunch of other bop-worthy songs, Guardians of the Galaxy looks absolutely set to nail the spirit of both the comic and the movies with aplomb.
You can catch the Guardians of the Galaxy gameplay walkthrough below:
Guardians of the Galaxy is set to release on PS4 and PS5 on October 26, 2021.