Gamora gets a brief ending in Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy gives some memorable evolutions on its heroic lineup. Star-Lord’s origins mirror the comics as opposed to the movies, Mantis is stronger than her in MCU, and Drax’s story is brilliantly told. With Rocket at the center of the story and Groot as his usual lovable one, there’s something fun to watch for almost all of the Guardians.

Unfortunately, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t do much justice to Gamora. While her story is as interesting as it is in the comics and movies, her role in the main story is a bit lackluster compared to the other heroes. Therefore, if a sequel does emerge for the game, giving Gamora a little more work would absolutely be a step in the right direction.


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When looking at Marvel’s Guardians of the GalaxyGamora’s, she has everything it takes to succeed. Gamora’s character design is one of the best in the game, as his short hair and striking red color match his comic-inspired white armor. Gamora is also very well acted by Kimberly Sue-Murray, as she brings a lot of emotion to the lines of Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy.

Unfortunately, the big problem with Gamora is that she doesn’t have a huge impact on the main story of the game. Mantis’ perceptive abilities show she’s pushing the Guardians in the right direction, Adam Warlock is key to containing Magus, Groot’s ultimate ability is key to the two main scenes, and Rocket headbutting Star-Lord will advance the plot. Above all, liberate Drax the Destroyer from His Promise makes up a good part of the story. Gamora, however, constantly felt like she was just along on the trip.

Part of the problem is that players don’t have much time to connect with Gamora through the main storyline. Players watch Star-Lord and Drax’s trauma unfold, as both struggle to escape a fake version of their family. While the player doesn’t see Rocket lose Lylla, they do see him confront the effects of the experiments through his hydrophobia. Gamora can only talk about her problems through Collector’s Guardian and the brief dialogue in the main story, what a pity.

If players did actually see a flashback of Gamora killing Nebula, the reveal would likely be more dramatic and emotional. Instead, it feels a bit rushed, with the moment it seems to have been brought in quickly just to give Gamora a moment to shine. Attempting to kill her people Raker also happens off-screen, with the player not seeing how she got back to the ship or what happened to the assassination. Even the depression she talks about working with Mantis, while sad, would make more sense if players had a chance to meet her in this tough version.

Gamora’s story is the least important to the larger plot, which makes her a glaring weak link when compared to the other members of the team. While her gentle point towards children is a fine touch that reflects her childhood with Thanos, and her passion for collecting dolls is such a memorable character she needs a little more to do in the game’s 16 chapters. With optional dialogue showing Gamora’s potential, she’s a character worth focusing on in the future if Eidos Montreal gets the chance to do so.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy currently available on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

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Review of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has an emotional and fun story, and the role-playing and combat decisions are enjoyable if a bit tense.

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