Despite a somewhat difficult start to sales, Guardians of the Galaxy Developer Eidos Montreal is convinced that the game is still a “great adventure”.
Following the game’s 2021 release, Square Enix initially stated that guardians of the galaxythe sales had underperformed. Thanks to numerous nominations, discounts and its inclusion in Xbox’s Game Pass, its sales have improved since its release.
In the meantime, it has benefited from positive word-of-mouth, and Eidos Montreal supports the quality of the game as a whole.
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“I Have No Regrets”, Guardians of the Galaxy senior creative director Jean-François Dugas told Eurogamer. “We did everything we could but that’s the reality of the market…And let’s not forget this is a new IP. Even though we all say ‘Guardians [of the Galaxy] are known’, it’s still a new IP [in the video game market]. A lot of people may not even know the game is out yet, or they may not know exactly what it is.”
While Guardians of the Galaxy may have started off with low sales by Square Enix standards, it was still a critically acclaimed game, garnering positive reviews thanks to its intriguing campaign. Ultimately, it performed much better than its Marvel-inspired sibling, Crystal Dynamics’ Avengers, which we ranked lower for its heavy focus on loot-based mechanics.
We wrote in our review that it “well balances a wacky action-packed adventure with genuinely heartfelt moments” while praising it as what a “linear, no-frills single-player campaign should be.”
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Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer for IGN.