Game completion 2021 #54 – War for Wakanda (Marvel’s Avengers DLC)

  • Platform: PS5
  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics
  • Publisher: Square Enix

Black Panther is a fun character and this DLC is the only visually distinct part of the entire game.

Unfortunately, it has a real ‘tell me you want me to play with other humans without telling me you want me to play with other humans‘ energy, based on a couple of the mission objectives and the final boss. These things need proper coordination and not just a bunch of terrible AIs wailing at nothing as you try to plate spin everything on your own.

Slight caveat to this ‘completion’: The end boss has a strict timer. I beat him with 1 second to spare, all the celebratory messaging popped, but the countdown had continued before the cutscene could load and it counted as a fail. A PS5 update meant I lost my checkpoint, and I’m not willing to play that final level again because it’s fucking awful.