Marvel Midnight Suns: Card Based RNG and Lootboxes?!

Sep 13, 2021 | News, Uncategorized



Have you been looking for a new superhero video game that you can fall in love with? Well, there is a ray of hope in the shape of Marvel’s Midnight Suns.

If you haven’t seen the trailers and announcements for Midnight Suns yet, we highly recommend it, and you can find the clip right here.

Marvel Entertainment released the official Announcement trailer just a few weeks ago on the 25th August from nowhere, and let’s just say the response was incredible!

The trailer stands out by showcasing familiar and well-loved heroes Wolverine, Doctor Strange, Blade, Captain Marvel and others alongside a new hero who emerges from an ancient coffin. The video is accompanied by a chilling and ethereal version of Enter Sandman performed by Alessa Cara and the Warning, and I have to say, the tolling of the bell really brings to mind the immediate arrival of some dark power.

In the trailer, we now know that the main villain of this story will be Lillith and you will be playing as a new hero… her daughter!

From the extended gameplay trailer released on the 1st September, it does seem like there will be a number of customizable and upgradable mechanics in-game, but this trailer was not so widely well-received as the first.

You see, the gameplay trailer revealed, without much detail, that the fighting system would be based on a battle card system. Randomly giving the player a set of cards that correspond to moves they can perform in that fight.

For many people, this news immediately turned them off the game as RNG online games are prone to failing on a few fronts.

1.       For one, if the RNG mechanics aren’t built correctly, it can lead to fights that are occasionally impossible, and at other times require no skill whatsoever.

2.       Even worse than the possibility that the randomness can remove the need or usefulness of any skills, card-based games are frequently tied to loot boxes and pay-to-win mechanics that are common in mobile games.

The official Midnight Suns Twitter account released a statement to make it clear that there will not be any microtransactions to get more cards, instead, in-game transactions will instead be “for purely cosmetic character skins” that in no way affect the game balance.

Good news on that front, but it still leaves potential customers confused about how this game will deliver promised gameplay such as playing with the environment, using special combos and team-ups alongside the card-based battle system.

This question and more will hopefully be answered in upcoming trailers and announcements so people can get excited before the scheduled release for March 2022. If you want to follow these developments, you can check out their official game page or just come back here regularly.

But we want to hear from you, are you excited about this game? Or do you think it’s going to be another superhero game that falls flat?

Why not take a look at our list of the top 10 superhero videogames and see if you’ve played number one?

Ben Gibbons


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