Square Enix had itself a solid E3 showing and finally gave us a first look at its upcoming and highly-anticipated Avengers game. Of course, video game enthusiasts across social media had thoughts after viewing it, and it was not the positive reaction the studio was hoping for.
The game itself has nothing to do with Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe and is an entirely original story. Outside of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: Black Order that’s set to arrive on Nintendo Switch, Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers looks like it will finally deliver a game to fans that accurately capture the feel of the blockbuster films.
But there is one GLARING issue according to video game Twitter, and that is the characters in the game look like the stunt doubles of the actors from the blockbuster films. It’s so noticeable in fact that it has seemed to suck out of all of the joy from those who were waiting to see what the game looked like since it was first announced.
Still, the game does assemble what the equivalent of the Avengers in the form of voice acting is. Square Enix/Crystal Dynamics bringing together Nolan North (Iron Man), Troy Baker (Bruce Banner), Laura Bailey (Black Widow), Jeff Schine (Captain America), and Willing Blam (Thor) and from the looks of the trailer delivers on the action we have come to expect from the film, the bland character models are just hard for some to stomach.
We can’t front Captain America does look mid as hell, but we are still excited to play the game. But the reactions are hilarious as hell, you can see all of them in the gallery below.
Photo: Square Enix / Crystal Dynamics
MARVEL: We wanna use ya'll likeness in the new Avenger's game.— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) June 11, 2019
AVENGERS CAST: Cool. We each need $576,275,592.48
MARVEL: Cool. Lemme hit ya'll right back... pic.twitter.com/hsDeGcsMSL
idk what i was expecting from the avengers game but that definitely wasn’t it pic.twitter.com/WwYHyo6lL4— juliana 🪲 (@PETERP4RKRR) June 11, 2019
The character models from the Square Enix Avengers game looking on point. pic.twitter.com/BmxL4A63AR— Seiler (@John_FN_Seiler) June 11, 2019
Avengers Game Announce in 2017 vs Avengers Game trailer 2019 pic.twitter.com/wtiw7Dzr12— Kamiiᴮᴱ ✨Commissions Closed✨ (@Kamii_momoru) June 11, 2019
Is it too much to ask for an #Avengers game that's of the quality of PS4's Spider-Man game?— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) June 11, 2019
Yes, yes, I guess it is.
The Avengers game probably should have distanced itself from the look of the MCU more. Having a Bruce Banner dressed and styled like Mark Ruffalo really reminds you that it’s not Mark Ruffalo. Embrace a new look.— Captain Midnight (@midnightcap) June 11, 2019
marvel fans pretending tony stark and captain america look good in the new avengers game pic.twitter.com/17oKLzfLZi— 🌸alexis moore🌸 (@alexisparade) June 11, 2019
Dude...all I want is a GOOD AVENGERS GAME— Jack “CouRage” Dunlop (@CouRageJD) June 11, 2019
Just watched the trailer for the Avengers game announced at E3. Hurt my heart seeing the voice acting, graphics, and gameplay be such of a let down.
live look at me watching Square Enix's AVENGERS game trailer at the precise moment where I realized they didn't get likeness rights for any of the actors pic.twitter.com/FMAGpV7c9p— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) June 11, 2019
hawkeye while the rest of the avengers were being told that they were getting a video game pic.twitter.com/xyyUd1q0Ql— 🌊マスタ—・ブリアミア🦎 (@Rahxbi) June 11, 2019
The problem, for me at least, with that Avengers game trailer is that for the past ten years the MCU actors have become so synonymous with those characters that any on-screen version that isn’t them just feels kinda fake. Coming right off the back of Endgame doesn’t help.— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) June 11, 2019