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The Main Problem Fans Have With The New Guardians Of The Galaxy Game

In the midst of E3 2021, Square Enix has announced a new game based on one of Marvel's biggest properties. "Guardians of the Galaxy" is being published by Square Enix and developed by Eidos Montreal as a single-player, narrative-focused game. And unlike "Marvel's Avengers," it's not expected to feature any microtransactions or DLC. While there is a ton to like about the game, there is one detail that has left fans scratching their heads. While the entire "Guardians of the Galaxy" crew is present, including fan favorites like Gamora and Drax the Destroyer, Star-Lord is the only playable character in the game.

In an interview with GamesRadar, Eidos Montreal made it clear that the only playable Guardian is Star-Lord, and explained why this is the case. This decision was made to focus the narrative on the player being the leader of the Guardians and having to make decisions as the leader. The other members of the team will push back against your decisions and will hold your choices against you if they don't like them.

"That's what led us actually to making it a single-player game, which, you know, it's not necessarily what you would expect," explained Patrick Fortier, senior gameplay director. "How do we put that tension in the team and the fact that they're so defined by the fact that they're together, this bunch of misfits, defying the odds."

Fans want to play all the Guardians

Despite feeling like the game looks better than the underperforming "Marvel's Avengers," fans are not happy with the lack of other playable characters in a game based on a team of heroes.

In response to the news, Twitter user @natevari wrote, "Why? Why not all of them? You're telling me I can only play the puny human with laser blasters and not the badass alien heroes that can do more than the human?" Meanwhile, @BrianRCostello wrote, "So Marvel fans get this, and DC fans get two games ('Gotham Knights' and 'Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League') where you can play as every team member."

This sentiment was shared by multiple fans who saw all of the other characters and wanted to play as them. Luckily, although you don't get to play as the other members of the team, Star Lord can give out commands to the other members during combat. So while you don't have direct control over the team, you still technically get to command the entire "Guardians of the Galaxy" team.