Quinn wrote on Oct 28, 2021, 08:34:
... the non-stop banter in this game is a fucking achievement that deserves a medal and it is funny as hell and oooozes individual character per hero.
This. The characters all constantly interact with each other
, without any interaction or trigger by you (Peter), in an extremely real and fluid manner. The first time I got control of Quill on the Milano, I spent an inordinate amount of time just wandering around checking things out, taking in the amazing graphics, etc. The whole time, the other characters were having discussions with each other. Rocket and Drax are arguing about something, and Gamora overhears while up in the cockpit and shouts back a quip or corrects Rocket on some boastfully exaggerated detail. After I was done exploring, I just stopped and listened for awhile. They all kept talking with one another about various things, and nothing ever repeated.
They also do react to your actions in natural ways as well. At one point in the first chapter, we came to a fork in the path and Rocket stops for a second, takes a look around, and says (paraphrasing) "Pretty sure that's a dead-end, it's this way". You reply, "How can you know that?", and he responds, "Just trust me" while Groot follows him off in that direction. But if you go the direction he said was wrong, he starts making fun of you and says, "You happy Quill? You found the thing I told you wasn't there, but you didn't listen". And then as you're retracing your steps, he continues, "That's it, walk of shame". The thing is, this interaction only occurs if Rocket can physically see
you over there. If you don't go all the way to the end to where there's line-of-sight, or turn around before he notices, it doesn't play out.
It all makes for a very immersive experience.
The only small negative I have so far at this point is that sometimes during conversations, you only have so long to respond with a choice. I understand why they do that, it keeps the conversation flowing in a natural manner, but I wish they gave just a little more time for me to consider my options before deciding.
(Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor / this is not financial advice)