Square Enix has learned a lot from 2020’s Marvel’s Avengers game. After trying to make a live-service game based on the titular superhero team, Square Enix went back to the drawing board and decided to make another game based on another fan-favourite squad of heroes. The only difference? We’re talking about the ragtag bunch of eccentric characters that make up the Guardians of the Galaxy team.
Just like 2020’s Marvel’s Avengers, Square Enix’s second Marvel game, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy isn’t necessarily based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe but it does take cues from the characterization of the popular cinematic franchise.
What separates Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy though is that it has a much more simplified combat system and is a purely single-player experience. Of course, this doesn’t mean that it’s an easy game either, and some have had difficulties with the game’s more difficult enemies. Thankfully, we’re here to help.
Below, you’ll find a list of tips and tricks for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game to help you see the crew’s adventure from the start to the very end.
Follow These Settings First
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy affords players several customization options depending on whether you prefer a more cinematic gameplay experience or if you want to make things more difficult. Regardless of your preferences though, we’ve found a couple of tweaks that are generally considered to be essential for a much better time.
- Turn on Disable Target Lock Break. This way, Peter will lock on to targets, which will make it easier to switch between multiple enemies.
- Turn on Enable Target Lock Switching as well. Once this is turned on, all you need to do is to flick the Right Stick on your controller to cycle through the game’s multiple enemies.
- Turn on Huddle Auto-Win so that Star-Lord triggers Huddle Up in the middle of the fight. Make sure that you pay attention. If you choose the right dialogue option, you can use all of the Guardian’s skills without waiting for each one to cool down first.
Don’t Forget To Use Your Scanner
This should be pretty standard for all games already, but you’d be surprised just how many people don’t search every nook and corner in the games that they play.
Having said that, don’t forget that Star-Lord’s scanner can ping important objects around you. This can be anything from rare items to collectibles, as well as other items that are available for interaction. You can even use the scanner to look for alternative paths, which you otherwise would not notice without your scanner.
The scanner becomes even more crucial if you get the Components Localizer perk that makes it easier to identify the locations of loots.
Make Sure That You Explore Everywhere
Speaking of searching every nook and cranny, don’t forget to deviate from the standard path and go places that you wouldn’t think are important. You’ll find most of the valuable stuff in the game by using your scanner and searching pretty much everywhere.
Don’t Worry Too Much About The Choices – Just Choose!
Every action and decision that you make in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will have a consequence. The worst ones usually come from indecision and letting the timer run out, so don’t do that. Even if it feels like it’s a difficult decision to make, just make a call and live with whatever comes next.
TLDR; just make things up as you go and brush everything off as if you meant to do it.
Use The Entire Team in Combat
There’s a reason that the game is not called Star-Lord, you’re supposed to play the entire team.
While the combat system of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is frenetic to the point of confusion, don’t be tempted to rely solely on Star-Lord. Your other team members are just as useful if not more powerful depending on the circumstances.
For example, Rocket is great at clearing out multiple clumped enemies. Meanwhile, Gamora is best utilized to single out powerful enemies. Finally, Drax is the best tool at your disposal at staggering enemies and opening them up to attacks.
As for Groot, he can deal some damage, but he is best used when you need a breather and needs some time to make sense of everything that’s going on.
Another added benefit of playing your entire team in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is that it guarantees a higher combat rating.
Play The Game in Performance Mode
Trust us. Just do it. 30 FPS just isn’t going to work for a game as action-packed as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. If you can, play the game in Performance Mode. Feel free to thank us later.
Watch Out For Star-Lord’s Rapid Reload Audio Cue
Very early on in the game, you’ll get a chance to unlock the Rapid Reload perk for Star-Lord. This pretty much works just like the name suggests. The only difference is that you’ll have to know when to reload. Otherwise, you won’t be able to release a powerfully charged shot and cooldown blasters immediately.
The best way to know when to reload is to watch out for a particular audio cue once the crosshairs become green. The window of timing might seem short at first, but it’s not. You’ll have far longer than you think. Once you get used to it, you’ll be doing the rapid reload without even thinking about it.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy isn’t a difficult game by any means, but it’s not easy either. Square Enix and Eidos-Montreal did a great job giving gamers all the tools that they need to make them feel like they are playing as the galaxy-saving bunch of misfits that the Guardians of the Galaxy are.
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