Fans of Marvel’s Avengers saw the end coming, but that doesn’t stop the disappointment.

Fans of Marvel’s Avengers may have seen the end of it, but that doesn’t take away the disappointment of his story not being completed, or possibly not being completed.

After developer Crystal Dynamics announced that it would be delisting Avengers and ending active development, its community took to social media to express their frustration.

Many complained about cosmetics being made free when its dedicated community had already spent a lot of money on them, others lamented that long-requested features would never arrive, And others simply shared their sadness that the sport they had been enjoying was coming to an end.

However, the biggest complaint seems to be that Avengers will forever have an unfinished story, as despite three major expansions, the base game set up plot points that no longer go unanswered.

This was the biggest issue for Reddit user Isa-MC, who said that Avengers was “a game full of potential, that ended without fulfilling its full story,” adding that “the fact that we Getting no Kree, no Ultron, no Carol, and no proper ending really bothers me”.

Another user, Rojo696, hoped for a mini-series from Marvel to conclude the story, saying “it would give us all some closure”.

YouTuber BobDuckNWeavewho has played and covered Avengers since day one of his son and clocked nearly 2,000 hours, agreed that it was the biggest cheat.

“We’ll never see a resolution to the main story and we’ll never see the full potential come true,” he told IGN. “I don’t doubt the passion and ability of the developers themselves, I just want them to be given the much needed resources to at least close the final parts that were set up from day one.”

Marvel’s Avengers Struggle

For sewing in story threads that would never come from day one, The Avengers has been panned by fans and critics alike since it first came out. IGN called it one of the biggest disappointments of E3 2019, citing the lack of live service support for the game from the get-go.

We brought it up again in our 6/10 review, saying “Avengers’ campaign is fun and engaging, but the loot-driven postgame that’s meant to be the meat of this meal is unrewarding and out of necessity. is more repetitive.”

This is also evidenced by the player statistics, as according to Steam DB, around 30,000 players at launch dropped to less than 10,000 two weeks later, and around 3,000 two weeks later – for a live service game. A worrisome trend for what was meant to be achieved. Better with time.

BobDuckNWeave said that this is what contributed the most to its downfall, as the likes of Fortnite have regular updates that keep their core audience actively engaged, Crystal Dynamics a year. Or didn’t keep people up by choosing to release two major, story-driven expansions. around

“It always seemed like Avengers lacked the player base to survive as so little endgame replayable content was added, so people would come back to play the free story DLCs and then in multiplayer. Will leave without diving in and communicating. The market,” he said.

The writing was on the wall.

BobDuckNWeave expected active development to continue for a while, though, at least to include the long-rumored Kree Invasion and Captain Marvel DLC (data for which was found in the latest update), but admitted Wasn’t the announcement of his delisting surprising enough? .

“I think a lot of us who played the game — and a lot who didn’t — knew the writing was on the wall.” “As time went on we received less and less communication from the team about what they were working on, only hearing from them when there was a major update coming out like a new character. The time between also increased, leading to a relatively small player. -base continued to shrink.”

“A lot of people have definitely dropped out. Some people are better off that they’re out of the game. Others are angry and upset that their time and money was wasted.”

The inclusion of The Winter Soldier as a playable character in November clearly wasn’t enough to get The Avengers to consider Crystal Dynamics, but despite this being the last piece of major content coming to the game, BobDuckNWeave expects the community to Some games will continue.

“While this game has been extremely polarizing for the game community as a whole, there are people who loved the game and still love it,” he said. “[They] Still working to provide feedback to the developers to leave us with something we’ll enjoy playing after the final update in March.”

It remains to be seen how many players will be left standing after this final update, of course, and BobDuckNWeave said that “a lot of people are definitely out. Some are better than they are out of the game. Others are angry and upset that their investment of time and money is gone.

“Regardless, I think the game is going to be played a lot longer than a lot of people thought,” he added. “I will continue to play even after being delisted. I still love the game for all its faults, and as I will occasionally go back to games like Mass Effect, Skyrim and more, I will continue to do that with Marvel. The Avengers.”

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.

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