Embodying a hero of the Marvel universe is all about indulging the fantasy of power – and, in the case of Thor, having exquisite hair. However, despite their being five different heroes – Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, and soon to be Ant-Man – this is a game with many different players zooming around a threatened San Francisco, and you don’t really want your Iron Man to look and play the same as hundreds of others’.
Thankfully, then, there are quite a few ways in which you can customise your chosen hero in The Avengers. In a behind-closed-doors demo and interview with Scot Amos, studio head at Crystal Dynamics, Game Informer found out a bit more on how this all works. “Every hero has their own skill tree,” Amos says. “They have a mix-and-match of skills that you level up through the game. When you invest in those heroes, we give you the chance to say how you customize your character skill tree.”
So, in other words, the more your grind with each hero, the more minutely you can tweak them; Scot goes on to say that “your Widow can be different to my Widow” and that’s realised through customisation options for your gear, skill trees, and appearance. To me, it seems to best resemble something like a Borderlands game, which also offers a surfeit of different weapon and skin options.