What is Marvel's Midnight Suns About?
The preview embargo for Marvel’s Midnight Suns is up, which means we can talk a bit more about the mechanics in-game and what the general point of the game is! If you'd like to read our preview for the game, make sure you head on over to it and see everything about it! Now, if you've been wondering what the story is about, which characters it has, and what gameplay style to expect, then you've come to the right place!
What's the Story About?
If, like me, you're confused about the story revolving around Marvel's Midnight Suns, then we've got you covered! You'll take control of Marvel's first "made" character in the Marvel videogame franchise, The Hunter. At the start of the game, you'll be given the option to customise this character, choosing their gender and appearance, though these are purely cosmetic and have no effect on the gameplay mechanics, as far as we're aware.
You'll be thrown into the middle of an apocalyptic scenario, the likes of which rival Thanos' strength, as the opening cinematic showcases Hydra awakening Lilith, mother of demons and the protagonist, The Hunter, from death in order to take over the world. Some recognisable faces, from both the villain and hero sides, appear throughout your journey.
Which Characters Does Marvel's Midnight Suns Have?
You'll have the opportunity to join the Midnight Suns, a new band of superheroes comprised of Midnight Sons and Avengers characters, including The Caretaker, Blade, Nico Minoru, Robbie Reyes (Ghost Rider), Magik, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange. Others appear throughout gameplay that we were yet unable to take control of, with Wolverine and the Scarlet Witch making mild appearances throughout our preview time. Other DLC characters that we haven't met or had the opportunity of seeing in-game, like Venom, Storm, Morbius, and our favourite merc-with-a-mouth, Wade Wilson, AKA Deadpool, have been confirmed for the Legendary Edition of the game.
The story sees you connecting and interacting with all of the characters, some as you fight tirelessly against Lilith, whilst others you get to know more personally and form a bond with. You can interact with them in the Abbey through story-based sequences and others that level up your friendship, giving you a dose of Marvel superheroes we've not had the pleasure of experiencing yet.
How's the Gameplay?
A turn-based strategy with card-based combat is a wholly unique experience you might have yet to have the pleasure of playing. As complex and challenging as it sounds, having a 28-card deck maximum with six cards held minimum per turn, a lot of the luck factor is taken away from card-based battlers and focuses more on deckbuilding to get the right team going. Forming a group with a mixture of all of the best characters is difficult, thanks to unique playstyles that help make every character enjoyable to play. You'll be able to customise The Hunter to decide between two moralities — light and dark — get different abilities accordingly, and choose from a slew of powers for all of your superheroes.
In typical turn-based strategy fashion, you have a limited amount of moves you can make before your turn is over, though you'll be able to extend this with smart playing, allowing you to end the round fast and get a higher rating. Using Quick cards will enable you to refund your play cards and continue dwindling the ever-rising horde of Hydra you'll have to face. Just remember, cut off a head, and two more shall take its place!
Marvel's Midnight Suns is narrative-heavy gameplay-wise, too, despite how it seems, so you'll spend a lot of your time interacting with characters in the Abbey. At the start and end of missions, you'll have the opportunity to talk to superheroes to get to know them, learn more about them at a personal level, go on hangouts to raise your level with them (featuring in-game combat bonuses the higher the level you have with characters), and join clubs. It carries the signature Marvel humour that we've come to know and love but tones it down the deeper into the game you go in exchange for more serious, moody storytelling.
There you have it! Now you know what Marvel's Midnight Suns is about! If you like what you hear, then you're going to love the game, so make sure you check it out and see if there is any edition that entices you!