There's still an unfortunate stigma that comes with games that utilise licenses, especially comic book licenses. And while this has changed a bit over the past decade or so, it's still a difficult concern to shake. Which is why I went into Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy less optimistic than I would have liked, but certainly left with a lot more faith in the direction of these ventures (and adventures) moving forward.
And here's a snippet from our review, which explains why:
All of the above, which only plays out as long as you allow it, stands as a testament to the care and reverence taken with this outing as more than just a seeming cash-in on Marvel’s current world domination. The game itself transcends the films and the comics without ever forgetting they came first. This fits snuggly as part of the slowly-growing list of comic book videogame adaptations that get the respective license right, and in this instance where, when judged against Square Enix’s other team-based Marvel venture, Marvel’s Avengers, it really shouldn’t be as good as it is. Scratch that. As incredible as it is.Click here for our full review.